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1. Top December 2014 residential real estate transactions -

Top December 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

2. Top 2014 residential real estate transactions -

Top 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

3. Top November 2014 commercial real estate transactions -

Top November 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

4. House Dems elect Fitzhugh, Stewart to leadership -

NASHVILLE (AP) - House Democrats have re-elected Rep. Craig Fitzhugh of Ripley as minority leader and named Rep. Mike Stewart of Nashville as caucus chairman.

5. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for October 2014 -

Top October 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

6. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for September 2014 -

Top September 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

7. Top September 2014 residential real estate transactions -

Top September 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

8. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transactions July 2014 -

Top July 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

9. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transaction for first half of 2014 -

January through June 2014 residential real estate transactions of $500,000 or more for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

10. Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions June 2014 -

Top June 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

11. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transaction for June 2014 -

Top June 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

12. Dickinson Wright hires for Music Row office -

Attorneys Derek Crownover, Austen Adams and Cam Caldwell have joined Dickinson Wright PLLC in Nashville to launch the firm’s office on Music Row and lead its expanded Entertainment Law Practice Group.

13. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for May 2014 -

Top May 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

14. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for May 2014 -

Top May 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

15. Democrats bemoan lack of Medicaid expansion -

NASHVILLE (AP) - House Democratic leaders said Tuesday that Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's decision not to expand Medicaid in Tennessee eclipses his signature plan to cover tuition at two-year colleges.

16. Tennessee House votes to express regret for slavery -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The state House has voted to express "profound regret" for slavery and segregation in Tennessee, but stopped short of an outright apology.

The chamber voted 97-0 in favor of the resolution sponsored by Democratic Rep. Mike Turner of Nashville.

17. Rep. Barrett Rich to retire from Tennessee House -

NASHVILLE (AP) - State Rep. Barrett Rich says he won't run for another term representing his rural West Tennessee district in the House this year.

The Somerville Republican has served three terms in the lower chamber of the General Assembly. He is a former state trooper who served on then-Gov. Phil Bredesen's security detail and is the current chairman of the House Health Subcommittee.

18. Medical marijuana's uphill fight: Polls show support, patients show human toll. Is this the year legislators finally come around? -

HB 1385, the Koozer-Kuhn Medical Cannabis Act, is apparently dead for this legislative session. “It's over,” Bernie Ellis has posted on Facebook. “At least for now. 

19. Turner talks retirement, possible mayoral run -

State Representative and Nashville Democrat Mike Turner is retiring from the General Assembly and considering a run for mayor.

He served for 14 years, representing District 51, including parts of Old Hickory, Madison, East Nashville, downtown Nashville and Germantown.

20. State Rep. Mike Turner retiring after 14 years -

NASHVILLE (AP) - House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner said Thursday that he will not seek re-election because he wants to spend more time with his family and explore a run for Nashville mayor.

21. State Rep. Mike Turner to retire -

NASHVILLE (AP) - House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner says he will not seek re-election.

Turner told members of the House of Representatives on Thursday that he will retire at the end of the year after serving 14 years in District 51, which covers the areas of Old Hickory, Madison, East Nashville, downtown Nashville and Germantown.

22. GOP loves local control, except when it doesn’t -

Our limited-government Republicans in the General Assembly seem to have forgotten their own core beliefs.

As the supermajority of Republicans continues to grow, so does their belief that limited government politics don’t matter anymore.

23. 12 artists inducted into Musicians Hall of Fame -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell.

24. Minimum wage bills pushed in at least 30 states -

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Minimum-wage increase proposals are getting the maximum push from Democrats in statehouses in more than half of U.S. states, highlighting the politically potent income inequality issue this year.

25. Haslam to decide on school vouchers next week -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam won't announce his decision about whether to support school voucher legislation until next week, when state lawmakers return into session.

The Republican governor last year supported a voucher program limited to students from low-income families attending failing schools. Haslam had that measure withdrawn when Senate Republicans sought to expand to a larger number of children.

26. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for Dec. 2013 -

Top December 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

27. Stone is elected president of Realtors group -

Hagan Stone has been elected president of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors for 2014. Stone, who is affiliated with the Brentwood office of Pilkerton Realtors, begins his one-year term Jan. 1.

28. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for Nov. 2013 -

Top November  2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

29. Turner to remain caucus chairman -

NASHVILLE (AP) — State Rep. Mike Turner has decided to remain House Democratic Caucus chairman.

Turner, who has served in the role for five years, said last month that he planned to step down in January because of philosophical differences with the state's Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron.

30. House weighs comprehensive defense bill -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House pushed toward passage of a comprehensive defense policy bill on Thursday that would address sexual assault in the ranks, cover the cost of combat pay for the nation's war-fighters and fund new aircraft and ships.

31. Gov. Haslam lays out conditions for Medicaid deal -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is putting his goals for a special Tennessee deal for Medicaid expansion into writing.

The governor said in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday that unless a special agreement can be reached, "we do not see a path forward in the current environment that will allow us to extend coverage to the Medicaid Expansion population."

32. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for Oct. 2013 -

Top October 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

33. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for Oct. 2013 -

Top October 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

34. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for Sept. 2013 -

Top September 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

35. Despite beefed-up line, Titans' running game is a mess -

This was supposed to be fixed by now.

But Sunday’s four downs inside the 1-yard line showed definitively that the Tennessee Titans running game is still very much in flux.

Four times – two Jackie Battle runs, a Ryan Fitzpatrick scramble and a batted pass that Fitzpatrick caught himself – yielded no yards and plenty of questions about the Titans supposed built-to-dominate offensive line.

36. J. Alexander’s promotes Hagler to AVP, controller -

J. Alexander’s LLC, operator of J. Alexander’s restaurants and Stoney River Legendary Steak restaurants, has promoted Jessica Hagler to assistant vice president and controller.

37. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for August 2013 -

Top August 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

38. Turner asks for Haslam correspondence with VW -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — A Democratic leader in the House says he has asked for correspondence between Gov. Bill Haslam and Volkswagen.

Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/15UqadY) that he's "concerned" about Haslam "possibly interfering with (Volkswagen's) internal decisions."

39. From ‘here we go again’ to a big win -

The Tennessee Titans have made plenty of changes in the off-season on both sides of the football, and many were on display in Sunday’s season opener at Pittsburgh where the Titans stunned the favored Steelers 16-9.

40. Tennessee Republican group seeks to put more women in office -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The nation's largest caucus of Republican state leaders plans to spend $6 million to recruit 300 women to run for office in the next election cycle, women GOP leaders said Tuesday.

41. Finance complaints against Haslam, Campfield seen -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Registry of Election Finance will determine whether to fine Gov. Bill Haslam and state Sen. Stacy Campfield.

The registry earlier voted to impose modest fines on three Democratic legislators who failed report political contributions. House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner of Nashville was assessed $250. State Reps. Joe Armstrong, D-Knoxville, and G.A. Hardaway, D-Memphis, were fined $50 each.

42. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for July 2013 -

Top June 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

43. Watkins welcomes 4 new trustees to board -

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has named William H. Braddy III, Deborah G. Crowder, Marci Mason, and Cano A. Ozgener to its board. Each will serve three-year terms.

44. Kiwanis names Buchanan Nashvillian of the Year -

Kiwanis Club of Nashville has honored Steve Buchanan as its 2012 Outstanding Nashvillian of the Year for his community contributions. Buchanan is president of the Opry Entertainment Group, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and executive producer for “Nashville.”

45. Top commercial Midstate real estate transactions for June 2013 -

Top June 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

46. Waller expands, adds 16 attorneys in Nashville -

Waller has announced the addition of 16 new attorneys to the following practice groups:

  • Corporate (one partner and four associates);
  • Finance & restructuring (two associates);
  • Health care (four associates);
  • Real estate (one Of Counsel and two associates);
  • Trial & appellate (one partner and two associates).

Corporate

Mark Folk joins Waller as a partner with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to joining Waller, Folk was partner and co-chair of the health care department for Partner Shutts & Bowen, LLP, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

47. Top Midstate Residential real estate transactions for April 2013 -

Top March 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

48. Hand On Nashville announces new board members, officers -

Hands On Nashville’s board of directors has elected new officers to its executive committee and several new members to its board.

Brian Copeland has been elected as HON’s new secretary. Copeland, the chief engagement officer at Village Real Estate Services, joined the board in 2010.

49. TN GOP says infighting typical of supermajority -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republicans, positioned to make major changes to state law with the governorship and a supermajority in the General Assembly, ended the session with some high-profile measures derailed by infighting.

50. TV ads urge governor veto animal abuse bill -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Humane Society of the United States is airing television commercials that urge Gov. Bill Haslam to veto an animal abuse bill.

Society President and CEO Wayne Pacelle called the legislative bill an attempt to prevent animal welfare groups and the media from exposing illegal cruelty against animals.

51. House approves changes to injured workers' claims -

NASHVILLE (AP) — After defeating several attempts by Democrats to dial back the proposal, the House on Thursday approved Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's bill to change the way the state considers injured workers' claims.

52. Welfare penalty for parents dead this session -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The sponsor of a proposal to dock the welfare payments of parents whose children fail school refused to listen to a little girl opposing the measure Thursday, saying she was being used as a prop.

53. Welfare penalty for parents dead this session -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The sponsor of a proposal to dock the welfare payments of parents whose children fail school refused to listen to a little girl opposing the measure Thursday, saying she was being used as a prop.

54. House panel advances welfare penalty for parents -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A Tennessee House committee on Tuesday recommended passing a bill that would dock the welfare payments of parents of children who fail at a school despite Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's opposition to the measure.

55. Haslam wants more workers with degrees via on-line university -

Gov. Bill Haslam would like to see more Tennesseans with college degrees. Many more. So he has proposed spending $5 million to partner with a unique online university that allows people with some college credit to earn a degree in certain fields.

56. Senate to vote on changes to injured workers fund -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Opponents of a proposal that seeks to change the way injured workers' claims are considered in Tennessee say it would reduce benefits and remove impartiality from the judgment process.

57. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for Feb. 2013 -

Top February 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

58. Tennessee lawmakers want to decide US Senate nominees -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Republican and Democratic caucuses of the General Assembly would decide Tennessee's nominees to the U.S. Senate under a bill headed for a vote in the state Senate.

The Senate State and Local Government Committee voted 7-1 Tuesday to advance the measure without debate. The bill sponsored by Sen. Frank Niceley of Strawberry Plains would replace the primary system used for deciding nominees.

59. Ask Alice? Dream job turned upside down for Dem leader -

State Rep. Mike Turner (D-Nashville) has a political lineage of which he is proud.

As a 4-year-old, he recalls sitting on his father’s shoulders and campaigning for former U.S. Sen. Albert Gore Sr.

60. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for February 2013 -

Top February 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

61. Sponsors seek to clarify parking lot gun bill -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The votes have been cast and the bill is awaiting Gov. Bill Haslam's signature, but sponsors are still trying to clarify whether a contentious gun bill affects employment law in Tennessee.

62. Charter school authorizer bill advances -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal that seeks to create a special panel that would authorize charter school applications advanced out of a key House committee Tuesday despite concerns that it strips control from local school districts and could dig into taxpayers' pockets.

63. House votes to halt renaming of Confederate parks -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The House on Monday voted to approve a bill to bar local governments from renaming parks or monuments honoring Tennessee's military figures — a move the sponsor says is aimed at preventing shifting views and changing "demographics" from erasing memorials to historical figures from the Civil War and other conflicts.

64. Butler Snow names practice group leaders -

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC attorneys Kara Shea and William “Bill” R. O’Bryan, Jr., have been named to leadership positions with the firm.

65. Top residential real estate transactions of December 2012 -

Top December 2012 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

66. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for 2012 -

Top 2012 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

67. Turner calls for investigation of DCS -

NASHVILLE (AP) — House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner is calling for a special meeting to investigate the Department of Children's Services' refusal to release records related to the abuse and death of children under its care.

68. CapWealth names Venable president, COO -

Independent investment advisory firm CapWealth Advisors LLC has selected Phoebe J. Venable to be its president and chief operating officer.

69. House Democrats keep top leadership in place -

NASHVILLE (AP) — House Democrats and Senate Republicans voted Wednesday to keep their top leadership in place.

Democratic Rep. Mike Turner of Nashville overcame a challenge from Rep. Johnny Shaw of Bolivar to maintain his chairman seat, and Rep. Craig Fitzhugh of Ripley was re-elected as minority leader without opposition.

70. Report shows high unemployment among Tennessee youth -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Preparing Tennessee's youth to be more competitive in a tough job market requires a collaborative effort from different groups, say state lawmakers in agreement with a recent report.

71. Top residential real estate transactions for October 2012 -

October 2012 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

72. State-run health exchange faces GOP roadblock -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee could design its own health insurance exchange required under Democratic President Barack Obama's health care law, but resistance in the GOP-controlled General Assembly may cause the state to hand that power off to the federal government.

73. Democrats want to see pre-K expansion -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee Democratic leaders said Wednesday that they plan to talk with Gov. Bill Haslam about expanding pre-kindergarten classes after the state's education commissioner said he doesn't plan to request funding for an expansion.

74. Haven Behavioral names new executive VP, COO -

Nashville’s Haven Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., a provider of behavioral health care for adults, senior citizens and active-duty military personnel, has hired Scott W. Kardenetz as executive vice president and chief operations officer.

75. Free Enterprise Award presented to Baker -

J.B. Baker, chairman of the board for Volunteer Express Inc. and owner of Sprint Logistics, LLC and Baker South real estate development, has been awarded the Jennings A. Jones Champion of Free Enterprise Award by Middle Tennessee State University.

76. Tennessee Democrats hoping to win some seats in Legislature -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee Democrats are looking at Thursday's primary as a critical step in the rebuilding urged by an internal analysis last year.

Since 2006, Democrats have lost 19 seats in the House and three seats in the Senate, placing them firmly in the minority of the two chambers. Another nine Democratic incumbents announced earlier this year they weren't running again.

77. Top residential real estate transactions for June, 2012 -

June 2012 real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.

78. ‘Pipe Kitty’ shows power of viral marketing -

If the phrase “pipe kitty” means anything to you, you’ve likely witnessed the tremendous power of viral marketing. Though certainly not a concerted marketing effort, Greenway Home Services, a local HVAC, plumbing and appliance repair company, began a viral marketing sensation this past weekend.

79. Top residential sales for May 2012 -

Top residential sales for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.

80. Haslam: Pre-K funding, vouchers no package deal -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam is weighing both an increase in funding for the state's public pre-kindergarten program and creating a school voucher system in Tennessee, though the Republican says he doesn't consider the two proposals linked.

81. Haslam: Pre-K funding, vouchers no package deal -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam is weighing both an increase in funding for the state's public pre-kindergarten program and creating a school voucher system in Tennessee, though the Republican says he doesn't consider the two proposals linked.

82. Tenn. lawmakers end session dominated by guns, sex -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers have concluded the 107th General Assembly that was dominated by debates over guns, classroom instruction about sex and Gov. Bill Haslam's efforts to overhaul state government operations.

83. Lawmakers send budget compromise to governor -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The state's more than $31 billion annual spending plan is headed to the governor after Republicans rejected Democratic efforts to make further changes to the compromise legislation.

84. House, Senate OK bill targeting Vanderbilt policy -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Lawmakers have given final approval to a bill seeking to rescind Vanderbilt University's "all-comers" policy, which requires school groups to allow any interested students to join and run for office.

85. Top residential home sales for March 2012 -

Top residential sales for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.

86. House panel kills guns bill, NRA pushes floor vote -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A House committee voted Tuesday to kill a guns measure that has pitted firearms advocates against business groups.

The bill backed by the National Rifle Association would allow anybody with a state-issued handgun carry permit to store loaded guns in vehicles parked on company lots — regardless of their employers' wishes.

87. Tradition of secret budget meetings alive in Tenn. -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers' long tradition of meeting secretly to hash out budget plans is alive and well.

House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick confirmed to The Associated Press that key legislators met for several hours at a Nashville restaurant on Sunday to work through budget amendments.

88. Sponsor: Horse slaughter bill not likely to pass -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The sponsor of a bill seeking to attract horse slaughter facilities said the bill likely will not pass this year.

Rep. Andy Holt said that chances were not good for the bill to pass, but he remained committed to bringing the industry to Tennessee.

89. Foreign charter school limit heads to governor -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A bill seeking to limit the number of foreign workers at Tennessee charter schools is on its way for the governor's consideration.

The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Judd Matheny of Tullahoma passed the House on a 63-29 vote on Monday. The Senate passed its version last week on an 18-13 vote.

90. Tenn. House passes tax cuts on groceries, estates -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The House voted on Thursday to begin phasing out Tennessee's inheritance tax and to lower the state's sales tax on groceries.

The chamber voted 88-8 on the estate tax measure, and 96-0 to cut the food tax from 5.5 percent to 5.25 percent.

91. House delays bill to lift laws for public schools -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The House on Wednesday delayed a vote on a bill to give the state's education commissioner the ability to waive state laws in order to grant public schools more flexibility after several members raised concerns that the measure could amount to a power grab by the executive branch.

92. Dems complain about fast pace of Tenn. Legislature -

NASHVILLE (AP) — House Democrats are complaining that the Republican majority is moving too quickly through the legislative process.

Toward the end of the House floor session Monday, Democratic Rep. Jimmy Naifeh of Covington took exception to a Republican move to end debate over overhauling a judicial disciplinary panel.

93. Merrill returns as VUH chief of staff -

Cardiothoracic surgeon Walter Merrill, M.D., a member of the Vanderbilt faculty from 1983 until 2002, has returned to Vanderbilt to become chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital.

94. Haslam, Ramsey wary of guns in parking lots bill -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam and Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey are among the prominent Republicans trying to put the brakes on a bill seeking to guarantee employees the right to store their firearms in vehicles parked at work.

95. Haslam measure on selecting judges awaiting action -

NASHVILLE (AP) — When the top three Republicans in the Statehouse coalesced behind a plan to cement Tennessee's current selection process for Supreme Court justices into the state constitution, there seemed to be a smooth path ahead for getting the measure before voters in 2014.

96. House OKs new restrictions on abortion doctors -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A bill that puts new restrictions on doctors who perform abortions is intended to make it more difficult for women to get the procedure in Tennessee, opponents of the legislation said Thursday.

97. House OKs new restrictions on abortion doctors -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A bill that puts new restrictions on doctors who perform abortions is intended to make it more difficult for women to get the procedure in Tennessee, opponents of the legislation said Thursday.

98. Wilkins named to direct Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance -

Consuelo H. Wilkins, M.D., associate professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the new executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance. She will assume the role on June 1.

99. Republicans call for rejection of UN agenda -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Republicans are calling for the rejection of a United Nations agenda on the environment and poverty, even though Democrats say their actions are silly and amount to fear-mongering.

100. House panel advances effort to repeal voter ID law -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A House panel on Wednesday advanced a Democratic proposal to repeal Tennessee's new voter ID law, though Republican leaders and state election officials expressed confidence that the measure soon will meet its demise.