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Mid-South News
6:00 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Capitol Hill Conversation: First Bill Of 2013 Is About Health Care

Tennessee Senator Brian Kelsey of Germantown authored the year's first bill, which aims to prevent the state from participating in the Medicaid expansion of the Affordable Care Act.

The Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care left Governor Bill Haslam with a big decision—expand Medicaid to include more low-income Tennesseans, or don’t. If the governor chooses to expand coverage, the federal government will foot the entire bill for three years. Then, after three years, the federal government will pay for 90 percent of the expanded coverage.

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Mid-South News
6:00 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Capitol Hill Conversation: New Faces In Nashville

Tennessee's Statehouse in Nashville.

When the Tennessee General Assembly convenes this week, they’ll be many fresh faces in the crowd in Nashville, especially among the majority party. Half of Tennessee’s House Republicans have fewer than two years of experience. Among the new lawmakers, there are lawyers, military veterans, and even a preacher, but many describe themselves as small business owners. “That’s on both sides of the aisle,” said Blake Farmer who is covering the state Legislature for WPLN in Nashville.

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Politics
5:05 am
Mon April 23, 2012

State Capitol Report: Flurry of Bills As Lawmakers Wrap-Up Session

State of Tennessee

Lawmakers at the state Capitol are eager to go home—so much so they’re going to try to wrap everything up this week.  That means the gears of government turn a little faster.  The House and Senate will kick into overdrive, likely passing reams of legislation in a few days. It’s a strange time—where controversial proposals come out of nowhere and legislation thought long dead suddenly rises from the grave.

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Mid-South News
6:30 am
Mon March 12, 2012

State Capitol Report: Employers Not Keen About Guns at Work

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Big business pushed back against a bill up for debate in the Tennessee legislature that would allow gun owners to keep their firearms in their cars at work, as long as they have a permit and keep the guns locked up.

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Mid-South News
1:00 am
Mon February 13, 2012

State Capitol Report: Governor Wants Larger Classes

Governor Bill Haslam

Governor Bill Haslam wants to open the door for larger classes in Tennessee’s schools. The governor says with bigger classes, local school boards will need fewer teachers, and be able to pay the remaining teachers more.

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