Legislation that would increase the penalty for flying a drone over a “critical infrastructure facility” without the business operator’s consent from a misdemeanor to a felony advanced in the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The bill appears to have been written for Kingsport-based Eastman and other Tennessee companies.
The issue of sports betting was opened up by a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year, and other states have been quick to act. Eight states are already operating some form of legal sports betting and 21 states introduced legislation on the topic last year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Should the top position in a local school system — director or superintendent — be won in a political race or filled by locally-elected school boards through a hiring and contract process?
Until 1968, Washington’s Birthday was celebrated on February 22.
The name Tennessee once applied only to a county, one of six that made up the area now a state — but then just a section of North Carolina.
That’s what U.S. Rep. Phil Roe told a Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast as the clock ticks down toward a Friday deadline for a conference committee to get a border security deal done or face another partial federal government shutdown.
President Donald Trump is staring down a two-year stretch that will determine whether he is re-elected or leaves office in defeat. His speech sought to shore up Republican support that had eroded slightly during the recent government shutdown and previewed a fresh defense against Democrats as they ready a round of investigations into his administration.
The White House says President Donald Trump will call for optimism and unity in his State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks. But skepticism will emanate from both sides of the aisle when Trump enters the House chamber Tuesday.
Lee’s Executive Order 5 outlines a 90-day freeze in which no executive branch department will file a new rule or regulation with the Secretary of State. During the freeze, the executive branch will develop a framework to better assess the costs and benefits of imposing a new regulation.
The 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1913, gave Congress the right to impose a tax on income. But it wasn’t the first time American citizens had paid an income tax.
Northam said at a news conference Saturday that he had prematurely apologized for appearing in a picture of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit. The photo appeared in his 1984 medical school yearbook.
The official was not authorized to speak on the record to detail a private conversation. The official told the AP on Saturday that Northam plans to address the issue with the public in the afternoon.
Tennessee legislation has been filed that would increase the penalty for flying a drone over a “critical infrastructure facility” without the business operator’s consent from a misdemeanor to a felony. The bill appears to have been written for Kingsport-based Eastman and other Tennessee companies.
“What Customs and Border Patrol told me was (a wall) slows people down, and it forces them into areas they can more easily manage. It gives them time to do their job. They need more agents. … Every place a barrier is used, illegal immigration went down more than 90 percent.” — U.S. Rep. Phil Roe R-Tenn.
Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over the president's demands for money to build his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.