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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee voters approve giving lawmakers more power to regulate abortions. The change opens the way for the state Legislature to enact many new restrictions on abortion in Tennessee. The referendum was originally conceived in response to a 2000 Tennessee Supreme Court decision that held abortion was protected by the state constitution …

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Voters have approved a change to the Tennessee Constitution that would prohibit lawmakers from imposing a state income tax. The last serious attempt to impose a state income tax failed in 2002 amid raucous Capitol protests that included a brick thrown through the window of the governor’s office. The public backlash …

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Voters approve constitutional amendment allowing charitable gaming fundraisers for veteran groups . A 2002 constitutional amendment that created a state lottery for college scholarships dictated which groups could hold raffles and cakewalks. Nonprofit groups categorized as 501(c)(3)s under the U.S. tax code were in. But veterans’ groups, which are 501(c)(19)s, were …

Travis Loller, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With nearly all precincts reporting, support for all four constitutional amendments on the Tennessee ballot was outstripping opposition. The most hard-fought of all the amendments was also the closest, with about 54 percent of voters supporting a change to the Tennessee Constitution that would give lawmakers more …

Lenda Sherrell conceded defeat in her loss against Republican Scott DesJarlais for U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night during her post-campaign celebration at Mayday Brewery in Murfreesboro. Sherrell, a Monteagle native, lost District Four to DeJarlais, who took 58 percent of the vote. “If this campaign has taught Washington anything tonight, it is that talking …

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In what will surely go down as an instant classic, the Tennessee Vols (4-5, 1-4 SEC) secured win number four Saturday night after defeating South Carolina (4-5, 2-5) 45-42 in overtime. Sophomore quarterback Josh Dobbs led the Vols back from a 14-point deficit with less than five minutes in the ball game, …