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Vote 2014


Supporters of stricter abortion regulations in Tennessee say an effort to have the Amendment 1 vote overturned subverts the will of the voters. Amendment 1 — which changes the Tennessee Constitution to make it easier for lawmakers to restrict abortion — passed last week with 53 percent of voters casting ballots in favor. On Friday, …

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 …

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 …

Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee voters in several dozen communities are deciding whether they want to buy wine where they purchase food. Seventy-eight municipalities collected enough signatures to place a referendum for supermarket wine sales on Tuesday’s ballot, according to the secretary of state’s office. Currently, wine can be …