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1. It’s Lee’s to win unless he makes a rookie mistake -

When Bill Lee drove a tractor through tiny Eagleville last October, hardly anyone noticed.

Only a handful of supporters milled around in the parking lot of the Farmers Co-op in southwest Rutherford County that morning where Lee spent a few minutes talking to people inside the store before emerging to ride to another town as part of a statewide tour, a precursor to an RV ride he would take later in the Republican primary race.

2. NRA endorses Black in Tennessee governor's race GOP primary -

NASHVILLE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Diane Black has landed the endorsement of the National Rifle Association in a crowded Republican primary field for Tennessee governor.

In a news release Thursday, the influential gun rights group's Political Victory Fund said Black is the only Tennessee gubernatorial candidate with an "A'' rating and a "perfect record" on Second Amendment issues.

3. After 300-vote loss last year, Carfi goes after Pody again -

On the heels of a near upset in December, 2017, Mary Alice Carfi isn’t banking on a blue wave to defeat Republican Sen. Mark Pody in the race for state Senate District 14 just east of Davidson County.

4. Democrats need viable candidates to catch blue wave -

Republicans called it the “kickoff” to what they hope will be a great election season. Democrats are downplaying a lopsided loss in the 14th Senate District special election, saying it won’t represent results later this year in President Donald Trump’s midterm.

5. Immigrant tuition splits Tennessee governor's field in forum -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Candidates for governor in Tennessee largely agreed on broad issues facing education during the race's first televised forum Tuesday, except for a partisan split on in-state tuition for immigrants whose parents brought or kept them in the country illegally.

6. Tennessee governor's race hopefuls meet for education forum -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Six of the seven leading candidates for governor in Tennessee are meeting for a televised forum on education.

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education forum will take place Tuesday evening at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University.

7. Medicaid expansion splits governor hopefuls in health forum -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A health care forum showed a partisan split in the governor's race over Medicaid expansion, with Democrats ranking it their top priority and Republicans opposing it or espousing other priorities.

8. Anti-abortion 'heartbeat bill' revived despite like-minded opposition -

An East Tennessee lawmaker is trying breathe life into his “heartbeat bill” this session of the General Assembly despite an odd mix of opposition from pro-life forces and Democrats.

State Rep. Micah Van Huss delayed the measure in a House committee this week until a Senate sponsor can be placed on it, but he confirmed he will present the bill as soon as the clerk’s office prepares it.

9. Trevecca cancels summit over anti-Muslim concerns -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee university has canceled a Republican candidate for governor's summit amid criticisms that its speakers were anti-Muslim.

A campaign news release from ex-Sen. Mae Beavers says Trevecca Nazarene University canceled the Jan. 25 Homeland Security Summit.

10. Black steps down as US House budget chair amid governor bid -

NASHVILLE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Diane Black announced Wednesday that she is stepping down as House Budget Committee chairwoman, but will remain in Congress as she runs for governor of Tennessee.

The Republican's decision follows passage of a wide-spanning tax reform law that she and her committee helped usher through the legislative process. She said she plans to leave the budget leadership post once a successor is chosen in the new year so she can focus more on the campaign.

11. Narrow state Senate win called wakeup call for Tennessee GOP -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A top Republican strategist says a 308-vote special election victory in a heavily GOP state Senate district should serve as a wakeup call for the state party in Tennessee.

The contest was narrowly won by State Rep. Mark Pody, a main sponsor of unsuccessful bills seeking to rescind the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same sex marriage and to require students to use restrooms corresponding to the gender listed on their birth certificates.

12. Vice President Pence gives $4K to Black's gubernatorial bid -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Diane Black can count Vice President Mike Pence among her supporters.

13. Black names leadership teams in all 95 Tennessee counties -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Diane Black has named leadership teams in all 95 Tennessee counties.

14. Is there room for common-sense gun legislation? -

The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action picks its battles judiciously. Once labeled as a bunch of anti-gun extremists, the group is anything but, spokeswoman Kat McRitchie says.

“We seek common ground. We work with legislators on both sides of the aisle. We’re nonpartisan,” McRitchie explains. “We’re simply looking for common-sense gun solutions, which the majority of Americans support.”

15. 4 Tennessee governor candidates won't release tax returns -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Four of the seven major candidates for Tennessee governor are declining to release details of their federal income tax returns.

The Tennessean newspaper asked five Republicans and two Democrats in the race for copies of their federal tax filings. U.S. Rep. Diane Black and fellow Republican state House Speaker Beth Harwell provided some financial details, as did Democratic House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh.

16. Tennessee no longer pursuing Schiano after protests -

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is no longer pursuing Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano to be the school's new head coach, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The person spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because none of the negotiations were intended to be made public until a deal was reached.

17. Despite massive turnover, GOP owns legislature -

2018 will be a year of change for the Tennessee General Assembly, and 2019 will bring even more, especially in leadership – much depending on the popularity of President Donald Trump.

Not only is the Legislature moving to the Cordell Hull Building, vacating the Legislative Plaza after 45 years or so, a number of legislative faces are changing, too, even before next year’s election.

18. Grab a gun, go see your state representative -

When legislative leaders started to allow guns in the Legislative Plaza nearly two years ago, the Sierra Club’s Scott Banbury had his daughter take pictures of him wearing his holstered Ruger and lobbyist ID card to put on lawmakers’ desks with the question: “Is this what you want?”

19. Black launches latest broadside in Tennessee governor's race -

NASHVILLE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Diane Black's gubernatorial campaign is taking aim at Republican rival Randy Boyd, launching a broadside Tuesday at the former member of Gov. Bill Haslam's Cabinet for everything from his running attire to what the congresswoman decries as his moderate record.

20. Trump’s bluster cascades through state politics -

The chaos emanating from President Donald Trump’s administration is changing the landscape of Tennessee politics, setting the stage for upheaval within the dominant Republican Party.

“This is a really big moment for the Tennessee Republican Party,” with the Trump wing or far-right wing “firmly in control,” says Kent Syler, Middle Tennessee State University political science professor.

21. GOP candidates for Tennessee governor uneasy about gas tax -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The ink may be dry on a new state law that boosts funding for road projects through Tennessee's first gas tax hike in 28 years, but that doesn't mean all Republicans running for governor are happy with it.

22. Tennessee gubernatorial candidates tout support for farmers -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's gubernatorial candidates are often keen to tout their support for farmers and rural communities as they campaign around the state. But former state Sen. Mae Beavers says she can outdo any of her rivals in terms of hands-on experience.

23. Beavers to resign from Senate to focus on Tennessee gov bid -

MT. JULIET (AP) — Mae Beavers announced Wednesday that she will step down from the state Senate so she can focus on her bid for Tennessee governor.

24. Republican Lee calls for school vouchers across Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee said he supports spending more public money on private school tuition around Tennessee, and that restrictions should be placed on lobbying by government entities that oppose school vouchers.

25. A million reasons not to jump into governor’s race -

Republican gubernatorial candidate Mae Beavers is banking on the idea wealthy candidates won’t be able to buy voters in 2018.

“Most of them seem to think they can write a hundred-dollar check to everybody in Tennessee and get their vote. I just don’t think it’s gonna play out that way this time,” says Beavers, an ultra-conservative state senator from Mt. Juliet who says she hopes President Donald Trump will give her a bounce at the polls.

26. Democrat Craig Fitzhugh joins race for Tennessee governor -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democrat Craig Fitzhugh is joining the race for Tennessee governor.

The banker and attorney from Ripley tells The Tennessean that he will draw on his 23 years of experience as a state lawmaker, most recently as House minority leader and previously as chairman of the powerful House Finance Committee.

27. Governor hopeful Boyd to run 537 miles in 100 days -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Republican candidate for governor Randy Boyd says he'll run more than 537 miles (864 kilometers) across the state in about 100 days to meet voters.

28. Legislature’s end game on guns: No rules at all? -

If you think the state Legislature is full of gun nuts, Rep. Micah Van Huss begs to differ. “No, not at all,” Van Huss says when asked if the General Assembly is too pro-gun. “I don’t think they’re pro-gun enough. In fact, … I think our laws in Tennessee infringe on our constitutional rights. There are now 16 states – we’ve added two or three this year – that allow constitutional carry. So, we’re falling behind.”

29. Boyd says he's raised $2.3M for governor's race -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican Randy Boyd says he has raised $2.3 million and added $2 million of his own money in his bid for governor.

His campaign's announcement Monday represents the biggest haul so far in the open 2018 race. The former state economic development chief entered the contest in early March.

30. House Speaker Beth Harwell running for Tennessee governor -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell says she is running for Tennessee governor.

Harwell told The Tennessean that she has "a proven, practical results record" with nearly 30 years of legislative experience including six years in leadership. Harwell cited her work on issues ranging from taxes to education during an interview at her Nashville home.

31. Gov. Haslam vows to stay on sidelines of race to succeed him -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam won't endorse any of the Republicans seeking the nomination to succeed him, but said he has spoken to several potential candidates about the emotionally taxing nature of a running a statewide campaign in Tennessee.

32. Tennessee Rep. Pody to make bid for state Senate -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Rep. Mark Pody says he is vying to replace Sen. Mae Beavers, who is running for governor.

33. Boyd campaign gear includes fidget spinners, dog bowls -

NASHVILLE (AP) — It's early days yet in the Tennessee governor's race, but Republican candidate Randy Boyd has been quick out of the gate with some creative campaign swag.

34. Haslam touts road funding plan as candidate Beavers vows repeal -

NASHVILLE (AP) — While Gov. Bill Haslam travels the state to tout his signature road funding program, the latest entrant into the race to succeed the term-limited governor is making a repeal of the state's first gas tax hike in nearly three decades a top campaign pledge.

35. Green drops gubernatorial bid after failed Trump nomination -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican state Sen. Mark Green announced Friday that he will not resume his bid for Tennessee governor after withdrawing from consideration as President Donald Trump's pick for Army secretary.

36. GOP points true north as state’s moral compass -

It was billed as the start of the 2018 governor’s race, but the GOP’s Reagan Day Dinner in Murfreesboro last week often sounded more like a tent revival.

Vote for one of these candidates and you’re guaranteed a place in heaven, ran the subtext of the evening, because, after all, everyone knows only Republicans know the road to salvation.

37. Green puts off public announcement of gubernatorial plans -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican state Sen. Mark Green says he has made up his mind about whether to rejoin the governor's race in Tennessee, but he doesn't want to make his decision public until later this week.

38. Tennessee Senate OKs gun background check exemption bill -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Senate has passed a bill eliminating background check requirements when gun dealers occasionally sell from their personal firearm collections.

Senators voted 24-3 Thursday on the legislation by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet. The House passed it Monday. Gov. Bill Haslam will decide to sign or veto the bill.

39. Bill seeking closed primaries in Tennessee withdrawn -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The latest effort to end Tennessee's open primary system has been withdrawn for the year.

The bill sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet and fellow Republican Rep. Mark Pody of Lebanon was removed from active consideration in the Senate State and Local Government on Tuesday.

40. Anti-gay marriage bill seems doomed for this session -

Anti-gay marriage legislation appears to be dead for the year in the House of Representatives.

The House Civil Justice Subcommittee voted today to put off an amended version of the Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act until 2018. Under the measure, Tennessee’s policy would require it to defend “natural marriage” between one man and one woman regardless of any court decision to the contrary.

41. Boyd tour raises questions about campaigning at public sites -

NASHVILLE (AP) — For Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd, it made perfect sense to make two stops at community and technical colleges during his campaign announcement tour last week.

42. Beavers' bathroom bill down the drain -

Legislation restricting restroom use at public schools for transgender students got flushed Wednesday.

The Senate Education Committee declined to hear the measure sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers when it failed to receive the required motion and support to be considered.

43. State Sen. Mae Beavers exploring bid for Tennessee governor -

NASHVILLE (AP) — State Sen. Mae Beavers, the sponsor of a bill seeking to require students to use restrooms and locker rooms of the sex on their birth certificates, says she is exploring a bid for Tennessee governor.

44. Singing along with tone-deaf legislators -

Often dull, but never boring. They might even make you break out into song. Halfway through the 2017 session, the General Assembly could be accused of lacking sharpness or sensibility, but what it lacks in luster it makes up for with lots of political song and dance.

45. Norris sweetens deal for increased fuel tax -

Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris pushed a revised fuel-tax bill through the Transportation Committee today, making a sharper cut in the grocery tax to offset phased-in increases at the gas pump.

46. Transgender bathroom bill postponed -

Legislation requiring public school students to use restrooms based on their sex at birth is on hold.

State Rep. Mark Pody, saying he wants to bring “common sense” and “clarity” to the matter, took his bill off notice Tuesday in a House Education subcommittee, saying policies and court decisions are changing so quickly he needs more time to amend the measure.

47. Pody moving forward with transgender bathroom bill -

Despite a reversal of federal guidelines for public school restroom use, state Rep. Mark Pody is prepared to present legislation Tuesday restricting bathroom use to a students’ sex at birth.

Pody, R-Lebanon, says he will pursue the measure despite opposition from the LGBT community and statements from at least two top state officials that it isn’t needed, based on recent federal legal guidance.

48. Senate replaces proposed 'alien' label IDs with 'visa' -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A state Senate committee has agreed to changes to a bill seeking to label Tennessee driver's licenses issued to people without permanent residency status with the words "alien" or "non-U.S. citizen."

49. Lawmakers shrug off real voices -

Johnny and Julie Erwin don’t look like typical protesters, but the senior couple joined the “moral Mondays” ruckus recently at the State Capitol, Johnny wearing his Air Force cap and Julie holding a list of social legislation they oppose.

50. Sen. Beavers shuts down office because of protesters -

NASHVILLE – The sponsor of two bills aimed at the LGBT community left the Legislative Plaza in a huff today as protesters gathered around her office to object to her “retaliation” in the wake of a short-circuited press conference.

51. Tennessee GOP mulls Capitol complex security clamp-down -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Republican legislative leaders are suggesting stricter security to enter the Capitol complex after a few dozen protesters interrupted a news conference about transgender bathroom access.

52. 2 Tennessee lawmakers flee bathroom bill event amid protest -

The unveiling of legislation undercutting same-sex marriage and enforcing transgender bathroom rules turned into a short-circuited press conference and confrontation Wednesday.

Some 60 protesters shouted down state Rep. Mark Pody and Sen. Mae Beavers just two minutes into their presentation on anti-LGBT bills, and as the two legislators walked out of a meeting room they chased them down the halls of the Legislative Plaza. Surrounded by Tennessee Highway Patrol officers, they confronted Pody in the hallway as Beavers slipped into her office out of the melee.

53. 2 Tennessee lawmakers flee bathroom bill event amid protest -

The unveiling of legislation undercutting same-sex marriage and enforcing transgender bathroom rules turned into a short-circuited press conference and confrontation Wednesday.

Some 60 protesters shouted down state Rep. Mark Pody and Sen. Mae Beavers just two minutes into their presentation on anti-LGBT bills, and as the two legislators walked out of a meeting room they chased them down the halls of the Legislative Plaza. Surrounded by Tennessee Highway Patrol officers, they confronted Pody in the hallway as Beavers slipped into her office out of the melee.

54. Legislators feel free to work against Haslam -

Democrats appear delighted about division within Republican ranks concerning Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposed fuel-tax increase, detecting a possible chink in the armor.

“How many times does the supermajority have to stab the governor in the back and undermine his core proposals before the people of the state of Tennessee wonder whether they need a different group up here?” asks Mike Stewart, House Minority Caucus chairman.

55. $1 million-plus Middle Tennessee residential transactions for 2016 -

Residential real estate sales of $1 million or more for for Davidson (308 total), Williamson (241), Rutherford (4), Wilson (5) and Sumner (3) counties in 2016, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

56. At least 6 lawmakers had financial ties to GOP donor Miller -

NASHVILLE (AP) - At least six current and former Republican lawmakers in Tennessee had financial ties to a prominent GOP donor who recently settled a federal fraud case involving the military health care program.

57. Tennessee delegates have mixed reactions to Cruz non-endorsement -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee delegates to the Republican National Convention have mixed reactions to a Wednesday speech by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in which he stopped short of endorsing Donald Trump.

58. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for May 2016 -

Top residential real estate sales, May 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

59. Lawmakers demand state pay man for wrongful imprisonment -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Supporters of a man who spent 31 years in prison for a rape he did not commit are demanding that the state of Tennessee pay him what he is legally owed.

On Thursday, Rep. Mark Pody and Sen. Mae Beavers, both Republicans, called on the state Parole Board and Gov. Bill Haslam to do the right thing for Lawrence McKinney.

60. Bill to have lawmakers fill US Senate vacancies fails -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A bill to have state lawmakers fill U.S. Senate vacancies has been defeated.

Under a proposed amendment to the bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee lawmakers would have been called into a special legislative session to decide the successors of U.S. senators who don't complete their full six-year terms.

61. Bill to have lawmakers fill US Senate vacancies fails -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A bill to have state lawmakers fill U.S. Senate vacancies has been defeated.

Under a proposed amendment to the bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee lawmakers would have been called into a special legislative session to decide the successors of U.S. senators who don't complete their full six-year terms.

62. Senate passes bill to set sign requirements for gun bans -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Senate has unanimously passed a bill seeking to establish minimum signage requirements for Tennessee business owners who want to ban customers from carrying firearms inside their establishments.

63. Tennessee designates Barrett as official state rifle -

NASHVILLE (AP) - While Tennessee lawmakers balked last year at making the Holy Bible the official state book, they showed little hesitance Wednesday in designating an official state rifle.

The Tennessee-made .50-caliber Barrett sniper rifle now takes its place alongside other state symbols like the tomato as Tennessee's official fruit, the cave salamander as the state amphibian and the square dance as the state folk dance.

64. Tennessee Senate votes to end emissions tests for new cars -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday to end emissions testing in Tennessee for new cars, brushing aside concerns that relaxing standards might be a bad idea in light of the Volkswagen scandal.

65. Posturing against Supreme Court ruling a waste of taxpayer money -

Legislation rejecting the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling faces major constitutional questions and, if passed, could put a financial burden on Tennessee taxpayers.

When the high court declared gay and lesbian couples have the right to be married across the United States, overturning state laws to the contrary, Tennessee’s Republican legislators started brainstorming for methods to work around the decision or to defy it. The Republican Caucus still hasn’t announced the outcome.

66. Vote on loosening emissions testing awaits Tennessee lawmakers -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are set to vote on loosening vehicle emissions testing requirements as soon as they return in January, undeterred by Volkswagen's recent admission that it had been gaming the tests already in place.

67. Tennessee’s most powerful politician -

Senate Speaker and Lieutenant Gov. Ron Ramsey laughs at the notion he’s changed since being elected to the Legislature 23 years ago, that he’s lost touch with the common man or become “arrogant” as lieutenant governor of Tennessee.

68. Tennessee Senate passes 48-hour waiting-period abortion bill -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Women would have to wait 48 hours before an abortion, under legislation approved by the Senate on Wednesday after lawmakers rejected an amendment to exempt cases of rape or incest.

69. Lawyers: AG opinion bars felons from having antique guns -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee attorney general apparently has walked back an opinion issued earlier indicating that felons and citizens convicted of domestic violence could legally possess antique guns.

70. Attorney general election proposal passes Tennessee Senate -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposed constitutional amendment calling for the popular election of Tennessee's attorney general overwhelmingly passed the Senate on Tuesday despite arguments that the current system doesn't need to be changed.

71. Senate wants schools to recite Tennessee flag salute -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The recitation of a little-known "Salute to the Flag of Tennessee" in the state Senate is often met with confusion with visitors to the upper chamber of the General Assembly.

Now, lawmakers want to have schoolchildren follow suit.

72. Open carry bill presents Haslam campaign flashback -

MURFREESBORO (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that his administration is carefully examining the ramifications of a bill passed by the Senate that would allow Tennesseans to openly carry guns without state-issued permits.

73. Senate votes for open gun carry without permit -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The state Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to allow Tennesseans to openly carry guns without a state-issued permit.

The chamber voted 25-2 in favor of the bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet.

74. AG election measure fails again in Senate -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment calling for the popular election of the state's attorney general has failed again in the Senate.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet was defeated 16-15 on Thursday after failing to get a majority of 17 votes. It failed to pass 15-14 last month.

75. AG election measure fails again in Senate -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposed constitutional amendment calling for the popular election of the state's attorney general has failed again in the Senate.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet was defeated 16-15 on Thursday after failing to get a majority of 17 votes. It failed to pass 15-14 last month.

76. Senators consider swinging support to AG election -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle says he may swing his support behind a proposed constitutional amendment calling for the popular election of the state's attorney general.

77. Senate defeats proposal to elect attorney general -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Senate on Wednesday defeated an effort to change the Tennessee constitution to require the popular election of the attorney general.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet received 15 votes in favor and 14 votes against. Proposals need at least 17 votes - a majority of the 33-member chamber - to pass.

78. Senate delays vote on latest AG election proposal -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The state Senate has put off a vote about a proposal seeking to change the way Tennessee's attorney general gains office.

Under a proposed constitutional amendment sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet, the attorney general would stand for popular election rather than being appointed by the state Supreme Court.

79. Bill seeks to ban federal health care law -

NASHVILLE (AP) - State Republicans have filed legislation to resist implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law in Tennessee.

Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet and Rep. Mark Pody of Lebanon held a news conference on Wednesday to announce the measure that seeks to prohibit any cooperation by the state or its agencies in implementing or administering the federal law.

80. Full Senate to vote on latest AG election proposal -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The state Senate is taking another run at changing the way Tennessee's attorney general gains office.

Under a proposed constitutional amendment advanced to a full Senate vote Tuesday, the attorney general would stand for popular election rather than being appointed by the state Supreme Court.

81. Sen. Beavers' Freedom PAC corrects registration -

NASHVILLE (AP) - State Sen. Mae Beavers' political action committee has corrected its registration filing with the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance in advance of a major fundraiser next week.

82. States consider regulation of drones in US skies -

CINCINNATI (AP) — Thousands of civilian drones are expected in U.S. skies within a few years and concerns they could be used to spy on Americans are fueling legislative efforts in several states to regulate the unmanned aircraft.

83. AG lays out rules for blue lights in funerals -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A legal opinion issued by the state Attorney General Bob Cooper outlines exactly when it's legal for blue flashing lights to be used as part of a funeral procession in Tennessee.

84. Governor signs ignition interlock bill -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's ignition interlock law will apply to more drunken drivers under legislation signed by Gov. Bill Haslam.

Currently, ignition-locking devices, which force drivers to pass breath tests to start vehicles and keep them running, are required for DUI offenders whose blood alcohol level topped 0.15 percent.

85. Governor signs ignition interlock bill -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee's ignition interlock law will apply to more drunken drivers under legislation signed by Gov. Bill Haslam.

Currently, ignition-locking devices, which force drivers to pass breath tests to start vehicles and keep them running, are required for DUI offenders whose blood alcohol level topped 0.15 percent.

86. Republicans push amendments to reshape constitution -

The Tennessee Constitution is designed to be difficult to change.

But that doesn’t stop legislators from trying.

More than a dozen constitutional amendments were introduced by lawmakers at the just-completed session of the state legislature.

87. Bill to change selection of Tenn. AG passes Senate -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment to give lawmakers the power to select the state attorney general passed the Senate on Wednesday, even though opponents argue there's no need to change the current process.

88. Lawmakers pass bill for more ignition interlocks -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to make Tennessee's ignition interlock law apply to more drunken drivers has cleared the Legislature.

The measure was unanimously approved 95-0 in the House on Tuesday before passing the Senate 31-0, sending it to the governor for consideration.

89. Analysis of lawmaker expenses killed in House -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A resolution calling for a comprehensive study of lawmaker allowances has been killed in a House committee after unanimously passing the Senate.

Republican state Rep. Curry Todd made the motion in the House State Government Committee on Tuesday to delay consideration of the measure until after the Legislature adjourns next year.

90. Senate panel OKs college nondiscrimination ban -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposal that seeks to bar public universities and colleges from implementing nondiscrimination policies for student groups is advancing in the Senate.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet was approved unanimously 9-0 by the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. The companion bill passed the House 75-21 earlier this week.

91. Senator's traffic stop part of VU police debate -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The effort to strip Vanderbilt University of its police force over a nondiscrimination policy for student groups has brought up a traffic stop involving the chairwoman of the Senate committee handling the bill, but the lawmaker says she doesn't know why the incident has become part of the debate.

92. GOP lawmakers seek to back away from 'fringe' -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Before a House vote to give final approval to a contentious firearms bill last week, Speaker Beth Harwell implored her Republican colleagues to ignore demands from what she deemed "fringe" groups to make major changes to the measure.

93. Senate rejects ban on feds enforcing gun laws -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A bill seeking to make it a crime to enforce federal firearms laws in Tennessee has failed in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet received a 4-4 vote on the panel Wednesday. Bills must earn a majority to advance.

94. Senate approves judicial selection amendment -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Senate on Thursday approved a proposed constitutional amendment to give lawmakers the power to refuse the governor's appointments to appeals courts in Tennessee.

The chamber voted 29-2 in favor of the resolution sponsored by Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown. If the measure passes the House by a two-thirds margin, it will go on the ballot in next year's general election.

95. AG: Student group law constitutionally suspect -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The state attorney general's office says a vetoed bill that took aim at Vanderbilt University's treatment of religious student groups is "constitutionally suspect."

The proposal was the result of a controversy that flared up after a gay Vanderbilt student was thrown out of a Christian fraternity. That caused the school to begin more strictly enforcing its "all-comers" policy. Vanderbilt's policy requires its student groups to allow any student to become a member and hold office, regardless of the student's beliefs.

96. Committee shakeups seen as bad omen for wine-in-groceries proponents -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey on Thursday replaced the chairwoman of the powerful judiciary committee with a key ally, while some opponents of a proposal to allow wine sales in grocery stores lauded committee assignments in the lower chamber.

97. Top chairwoman out in Senate committee shakeup -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey has replaced the chairwoman of the powerful judiciary committee with a key ally, while assignments to House panels have cast doubt on the prospects of the latest effort to allow wine to be sold in Tennessee supermarkets and convenience stores.

98. Maggart loses state House GOP primary to NRA pick -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican Caucus Chairwoman Debra Maggart lost her state House primary Thursday to a retired Air Force officer backed by the National Rifle Association.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting Thursday night, Lt. Col. Courtney Rogers had 3,392 votes, or 58 percent, compared with Maggart's 2,421 votes, or 42 percent.

99. Archived Article -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he will veto a measure that tried to force Vanderbilt University to exempt student religious groups from its nondiscrimination policy. It was his first veto since taking office in 2010.

100. Health care compact falls short in House -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposal that would allow Tennessee to join an interstate compact challenging the federal health care law failed in the House on Tuesday after about 28 members were either absent or abstained on the vote.