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MTSU’s Student Government Association voted Thursday to officially oppose a bill proposed last month by State House Representative Andy Holt that would allow full time employees of state colleges and universities carry guns on campuses in Tennessee. The SGA bill passed by a 14 to 12 vote and states that SGA’s executive board will send a …

Story by Erik Schelzig // Associated Press | Photo by Bing-Nan Li // Sidelines Archive NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam in his annual State of the State address proposed what he called Tennessee’s largest investment in public education without a tax increase in the state’s history. Haslam’s $34.8 billion spending plan also provides …

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Photo by David Taylor // Staff Photographer Tennessee senator and Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham filed the Tennessee Tuition Stability Act on Jan. 21, which, if passed, would control tuition increases at Tennessee’s state colleges and universities. The act would only allow tuition growth in accordance with increases in the consumer price index. If any …

By Ashlyn Woods // Contributing Writer | Photo by Samantha Hearn // Sidelines Archive The American Democracy Project commission is now holding student voter registration until Feb. 1 at Harrison House, which is located at 1416 East Main St. beside the campus police station. “Anyone can come to our office,” said Mary Evins, who locally coordinates the American Democracy Project. “We …

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Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor MTSU students, alumni and parents attended tonight’s Rutherford County Commissioner meeting to protest the State’s Rights Resolution, which the commissioners voted to pass with two new amendments. If passed at the state level, the act will allow state representatives to dismiss rulings made by the Supreme Court …

Tennessee state representative and chairman of the House GOP Caucus Glen Casada made a statement Tuesday regarding Syrian refugess in the state. “We need to activate the Tennessee National Guard and stop them from coming in to the state by whatever means we can,” Casada told The Tennessean. His plan also entails gathering refugees currently in the state and …