A judge is expected to rule as soon as this week on whether the new law banning “adult cabaret” in front of children is constitutional.
Author: Emily Cochrane
Tennessee G.O.P. Cuts Session Short With No Action on Gun Control
Republicans not only rebuffed the demands of protesters but also punted on a proposal from the state’s conservative governor, who said he would now call them back for a special session.
Nashville Council to Vote on Reinstating Expelled Lawmaker Justin Jones
The council was set to meet Monday to move toward sending back to the state legislature one of two lawmakers expelled by Republicans.
Tennessee House Poised to Expel 3 Democrats Over Gun Control Protest
The Republican-dominated House was set to vote on Thursday on taking the rare and punitive action of removing the Democrats from office for their part in the protest.
Judge Temporarily Blocks Tennessee Law That Restricts Drag Performances
A federal judge put a hold on the law hours before it was to take effect, saying there were legitimate questions about whether it violated the First Amendment.
Nashville Sues to Block Law That Would Shrink its Council by Half
The law would limit the size of a city or county legislative body to 20 members; the Nashville Metropolitan Council has 40.
Train Operator May Face Residents Over Toxic Ohio Derailment
Government officials said officials from Norfolk Southern were expected at a public meeting in East Palestine, giving the community a chance to confront them over the crash’s aftermath.
Many in East Palestine Seek Out Their Own Screenings for Toxic Chemicals
The moves reflect residents’ deep-seated mistrust of government screenings of toxic chemicals and fears of long-term effects from the train derailment.
Meet the Women Trying to Avoid a Spending Train Wreck in Congress
For the first time, the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are all women, as is the top White House budget official. Can they avert a fiscal disaster? They’re determined to try.
Why McCarthy’s Slog to Speaker Could Mean Dysfunction Ahead in the House
The top Republican already had to work with a tiny majority and an emboldened right flank. Concessions he made to win his speakership gave the rebels more tools to sow disarray.