107th Tennessee General Assembly

10:59am

Fri June 1, 2012
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A Business Perspective on the 107th General Assembly

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT is giving Mid-State news makers from across the political spectrum an opportunity to comment on the recently concluded 107th Tennessee General Assembly.

Today, the views of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber spokesman Marc Hill sees the session as generally positive for the region’s business community.  He cites the legislature’s passage of a measure that will phase out Tennessee inheritance tax as just one example.  He also sees the Assembly’s extensive educational reforms as a major achievement.

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11:13am

Thu May 24, 2012
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Environmental Perspective on the 107th General Assembly

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  What does the recently completed 107th Tennessee General Assembly look like from an environmentalist’s perspective? WMOT News continues to invite news makers from around the state to give us their take on this year’s legislative session.

John McFadden is the Director of the Tennessee Environmental Council. McFadden couldn’t site the advancement of any environmental issues during the Assembly, but instead measured success thsi year in the defeat of at least two bills.

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11:36am

Thu May 10, 2012
Brandon Puttbrese of the Tenn. Democratic Party

Democratic View of 107th General Assembly

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT News is asking news makers from across the political spectrum to comment on the just ended 107th Tennessee General Assembly. Today the views of State Democratic Party Communications Director Brandon Puttbrese.

While this legislative session was the first in decades that Tennessee Democrats found themselves in the minority, Puttbrese says the Party did enjoy some legislative victories.

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6:18am

Thu May 10, 2012
Today's Assessment by the ACLU-TN

Assessing the 107th Tenn. General Assembly

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT News is giving community leaders from across the political spectrum a chance to comment on the just completed 107th Tennessee General Assembly. Today we look at the the views of Hedy Weinberg, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.

Weinberg counts the demise of the so-called “Don’t Say Gay,” bill as a legislative victory for the ACLU. The bill would have muzzled Tennessee teachers on the topic of homosexuality. Even though the bill failed, Weinberg believes its consideration has damaged the state.

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