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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The AARP will host town hall meetings across the state to give Tennesseans a chance to provide input on the future of Medicare and Social Security.

Meetings are planned for Johnson City, Knoxville, Nashville and Jackson on April 4, and in Memphis on April 5.

According to AARP, a new survey finds that most Americans believe lawmakers in Washington are making too many decisions about Medicare and Social Security behind closed doors and not listening to the public.

Karin Miller is an AARP spokesperson.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee State Senate will consider a bill Monday that critics say will “gut science education” in the state’s public schools.

Senate bill SB0839 would allow classroom teachers the freedom to “analyze, critique, and review…the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories.”

ACLU Tennessee state chapter Director Hedy Weinberg said in a press release Sunday that the bill is simply another attempt by Christian conservatives to provide legal cover for teachers who want to teacher Creationism.