A proposal to expand Tennessee’s limited absentee vote by mail program was approved by a House committee. House Bill 965, sponsored by Rep. Harold Love, D-Nashville, District 54, would allow Tennesseans who are qualified to vote absentee by mail to do so immediately. The measure would require absentee voters to submit an acceptable photo ID…

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Net neutrality is an issue that extends far beyond Tennessee, but could have major implications for Tennessee business owners. Under current state laws, there are no net neutrality rules. With net neutrality rules, major broadband internet providers like Comcast Xfinity and AT&T are classified as “common carriers.” The distinction means internet service providers must treat…

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Legislation allowing charter school operators to set up in any Tennessee county without local school board approval advanced through a House subcommittee Wednesday, March 13. The proposal, House Bill 940 sponsored by Rep. Mark White, R-Memphis, District 83, would create a new state-run charter school commission with the authority to skip any approval from local…

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