Republican lawmakers block four proposals that would help and protect working women, new families Republican lawmakers on the House Employee Affairs Subcommittee rejected four bills that would improve working conditions for women and families in Tennesseeā€”all in less than an hour. Equal pay for equal workThe Tennessee Pay Equality Act, House Bill 216Ā sponsored by Rep.…

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Measure to authorize child care as a candidate campaign expense fails in House subcommittee A measure to make it easier for Tennesseans with young children to run for public office died Wednesday, March 13 in a House subcommittee. House Bill 0007, sponsored by Rep. Jason Powell, D-Nashville, District 53, would have authorized a candidate to…

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Conservatives in the state House dismissed a bill seeking to protect victims of domestic violence by requiring police to check accused offenders for guns. In instances where a judge issues an order of protection for the victim, House Bill 0568 would have required local law enforcement to conduct an in-person check to ensure the person…

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