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U.S. immigration policy has proven inadequate to address the needs of companies competing in a globalized, 21st-century economy. Outdated restrictions and limitations cause jobs, investment and ideas to remain overseas while the absence of federal leadership on this issue... [+] more
State Issues
For decades, appellate and Supreme Court judges have been appointed by the governor from recommendations produced by a nominating commission, and are retained or removed by the Tennessee electorate every eight years. Despite a system that worked well for Tennessee, there... [+] more
In 2013, the General Assembly passed legislation authorizing Tennessee handgun carry permit holders to store firearms in their vehicles on their employer's property, regardless of an employer's or landowner's wishes. Later that year, the Attorney General issued an opinion... [+] more
Allowing market forces to determine pay rates above federal requirements will help ensure consistency in employee wage and benefit regulations across all jurisdictions, not just in Tennessee but throughout the Southeast, leading to a more predictable and favorable business... [+] more
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On Monday, February 2, Governor Haslam will convene a Special Session of the General Assembly to review Insure Tennessee, a plan to expand Medicaid health care coverage to working-age adults earning below 138% of the federal poverty level through two... [+] more
While the Common Core State Standards were adopted by Tennessee in 2010 and implemented in classrooms across the state, Gov. Haslam is currently conducting a review of the state's academic standards that will continue through spring 2015. To date, the review process has... [+] more
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