NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee is advancing in the House.
The measure proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam passed the House Budget Subcommittee 7-6 on Wednesday.
The legislation is slightly different than an original measure brought by the Republican governor that was limited to students from low-income families attending the bottom 5 percent of failing schools.
The measure that passed would expand eligibility to the bottom 10 percent of failing schools if slots are left.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal to strip local government control over whether to allow people with handgun carry permits to be armed at parks, playgrounds and sports fields has cleared its first legislative hurdle in the House.
The House Civil Justice Subcommittee advanced the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Tilman Goins of Morristown on a voice vote. The companion bill passed the full Senate on a 26-7 vote last month.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee State Veterans home in Murfreesboro has been ranked among the best in the country.
U.S. News and World Report rated more than 16,000 nursing homes using data research on nursing home safety, health inspection and staffing. The data used to compile the report comes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
In 2013, CMS issued a five star rating to the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The mid-state is still dealing with the effects of yesterday’s severe weather.
A number of school systems in the WMOT listening area were closed again Tuesday. They include Bedford, Cannon, Davidson, Dekalb, Dickson, Maury, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson county schools, along with the Lebanon Special District.