Monday, July 13, 2020

Tennessee

By JONATHAN MATTISE --  NASHVILLE — Tennessee must give all of its 4.1 million registered voters the option to cast ballots by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, a judge ruled Thursday. Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ruled that the state’s...
Top leaders in Tennessee got a sneak peek Monday at a former Memphis newspaper building that has been transformed into a 401-bed hospital for COVID-19 patients. Gov. Bill Lee, Shelby County officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers toured...
Voting could be a matter of life or death in the upcoming August and November elections according to some Memphis voting right advocates and Tennessee Democratic state leaders. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the groups are calling on Tennessee Gov....
by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge on Monday ruled that the state’s much-debated school voucher program is illegal and cannot be implemented despite education officials receiving thousands of applications from parents hoping to use public...
by Jonathan Mattise -- NASHVILLE — Several groups and two voters are suing the state of Tennessee to allow any voter to cast an absentee ballot this year over fears that people might contract or unwittingly spread the coronavirus in...
Tenn. Atty. Gen.: Lee's emergency orders supersede local government action Nashville - Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, responding to a request from Lt. Governor Randy McNally and Speaker Cameron Sexton, has issued an Opinion regarding the priority of...
by Kimberlee Kruesi and Jonathan Mattise -- Gov. Bill Lee on Friday released more details about how restaurants and retail stores across most of Tennessee should reopen next week to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, while acknowledging the state will...
Gov. Bill Lee's decision not to extend his safer-at-home order beyond April 30 is drawing opposition from multiple quarters, including U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Memphis) and several Democratic Party state lawmakers. On Monday, the Republican governor said his mandatory safer-at-home...
The vast majority of businesses in 89 Tennessee counties are allowed to re-open May 1 as far as Gov. Bill Lee is concerned. He announced on Monday that his safer-at-home order expires on April 30. “Our Economic Recovery Group is...
by Travis Loller -- NASHVILLE — A federal judge Friday night ruled that Tennessee has to continue allowing abortions amid a temporary ban on nonessential medical procedures that’s aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman said...