Gov. Bill Lee

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Rep. Eddie Mannis, R-Knoxville, has warned his House colleagues that a ban on transgender athletes could have a tremendous impact on LGBT kids.

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Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has advocated for banning transgender girls from playing middle and high school sports, saying transgender athletes will “destroy women’s sports.”

Hospitals in much of the country are trying to cope with unprecedented numbers of COVID-19 patients. As of Sunday, 93,238 were hospitalized, an alarming record that far exceeds the two previous peaks in April and July, of just under 60,000 inpatients.

Ahead Of Holidays, Tennessee Spurns Mask Mandate Requests

Nov 18, 2020
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As health experts ring alarm bells at the growing virus case numbers, Tennessee is poised to be just one of 14 states heading into the holiday season without a statewide mask mandate.

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance

Gov. Bill Lee has appointed a new head of the state's Department of Insurance and Commerce. Lee announced Thursday that he appointed Carter Lawrence to the open position. 

Tennessee Reconnect

Tennessee officials have announced a partnership to help about 500,000 people receiving unemployment benefits earn a college degree, while they fulfill work search requirements. 

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Tennessee is looking for the best way to spend $272 million in coronavirus relief funds by the end of the year, and the money will likely go to familiar initiatives.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced that former House Speaker Pro Tem Bill Dunn will serve as a senior adviser to Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. 

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Tennessee department heads are set to pitch their spending plans for the upcoming fiscal year to Gov. Bill Lee and his top budget officials. 

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Tennessee is offering drive-through COVID-19 testing on Saturday in rural areas in each of the three grand divisions. 

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