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Tennessee Republican lawmakers who have long balked at taking millions in federal dollars to expand Medicaid advanced a plan Wednesday that would overhaul how the state provides health care to its lower-income and disabled residents.

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A bill limiting the powers of community oversight boards to investigate police misconduct claims is headed to the Tennessee House floor.

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A new bill filed in the Tennessee General Assembly would trigger a ban on abortions — but only if the country’s highest court overturns Roe v. Wade.

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As Tennessee ramps up executions, the Republican-led Legislature is considering eliminating one state court's death sentence reviews.

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Tennesseans could be banned from filing public records requests for one year under a new bill that would allow courts to punish people for making too many inquiries deemed as harassment.

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Tennessee's annual estimated cost for its needed public infrastructure improvements is now nearly $50 billion, marking an increase for the third straight year.

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New Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee says he's asking his state agencies to assess impacts of the federal government shutdown.

Amid his first Cabinet meeting Tuesday, Lee told reporters he's monitoring impacts, particularly around services like food stamps.

Days before Lee took office Saturday, the state announced it would offer February food stamp benefits on or before Jan. 20, not the first of the month.

Lee said he's also asking agencies to map out theoretical 2 percent budget cuts but hasn't decided whether he'll request them.

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Tennessee's newly elected Gov. Bill Lee unveiled one of his most high-profile cabinet positions Thursday, announcing the appointment of an education commissioner touted for her education reform work.

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Tennessee is the latest state to issue February's food stamp benefits early due to the partial government shutdown.

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  Tennessee's corn producers have agreed to raise money to help increase the consumption and sale of corn grown in the state.

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