Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander joined a growing debate over Senate confirmations of judicial nominees today. He said he was disappointed that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., decided yesterday to require votes on 17 of President Barack Obama’s nominees. Democrats … Continue reading →
Former House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh, who announced his retirement last week, will receive the Tennessee Democratic Party’s Gov. Ned Ray McWherter TNDP Legacy Award. Naifeh will receive the award at the party’s Jackson Day dinner on March 31. “Throughout his … Continue reading →
The Tennessee Republican Party says former U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis’ class action suit after being turned away at the polls is simply an attempt to get even with Republicans over his loss in the 2010 general election. “This lawsuit has … Continue reading →
Tomorrow’s meeting of the Sedgwick County Commission will be held at 7:00 pm, instead of its regular 9:00 am starting time.
House Speaker Beth Harwell says she backs a “No Budget, No Pay” bill — for Congress at least. “A measure like the No Budget, No Pay Act is long overdue. While Americans are struggling and Washington continues to drive this … Continue reading →
Updated at 12:15 p.m. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has written a letter to the state Senate, urging lawmakers to reverse their reversal of Metro’s non-discrimination ordinance. In a one-page letter that was passed out to members of the Senate State … Continue reading →
In a year when the Houston Independent School District lost 835 teaching positions, more than 400 by layoff, 21 administrative positions went away, less than half the teacher attrition rate.
The nearby Cypress-Fairbanks ISD shed 300 teaching po…