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Story by Erik Schelzig  // Associated Press | Photo by Bing-Nan Li // Sidelines Archive Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to spin off four-year public universities from the Tennessee Board of Regents system gained final approval in the state Legislature on Monday. The Senate voted 31-1 in favor of the measure, sending Haslam’s top legislative initiative for his …

Photo courtesy of Peretz Partensky Earlier this year, Tennessee House Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden) and Sen. Mike Bell (R-Riceville) proposed a bill that would allow full-time employees of Tennessee state colleges and universities to carry guns on campuses with a valid permit. Since then, the bill has received protest from state university student governments, as well as criticism from proponents and …

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 …

MTSU

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 …

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People with handgun carry permits would be able to carry their weapons on the grounds of the state Capitol under a provision inserted into a guns-in-parks proposal that overwhelmingly passed the Senate on Wednesday. The amended legislation was approved 26-7. The main goal of the bill is to strip city and county governments of the …