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Story by Erik Schelzig  // Associated Press | Photo by Max Smith // Sidelines Archive Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that Donald Trump would need to make major policy changes before he could consider supporting the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. Haslam endorsed Marco Rubio before the state’s Super Tuesday primary, but the Florida …

Voters from 11 states casted their ballots on “Super Tuesday” this week during the presidential primary election. The election results showed that Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D) both won seven of the 11 states for their parties, and currently take the lead in the presidential race. Ted Cruz held second place for the Republicans, …

Photo by Samantha Hearn // Sidelines Archive The Tennessee presidential primary election is Tuesday (or Super Tuesday as it’s known nationwide), and since 2011, Tennessee has required voters to present a valid form of photo ID to vote. These laws can sometimes lead to confusion at polling places, or leaving voters turned away at the polls. But …

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 …