April 9, 2018

National League of Cities, Christiana McFarland, April 5, 2018- In Chattanooga, Tennessee, the city is not permitted to extend its municipal broadband service to woefully underserved rural neighbors, despite widespread support from people who live there. The city of St. Petersburg, Florida, is prevented from regulating the plastic bags and …

March 14, 2018

Memphis Flyer, Toby Sells, March 13, 2018- A bill filed with the Tennessee General Assembly would allow the Tennessee Attorney General to legally represent any local education agency or employee if they designate public bathrooms “for use based only on ones’ biological sex. In short, the anti-transgender bathroom bill is …

March 5, 2018

Tennessean, Joel Ebert, February 27, 2018- The majority of Tennessee’s top-tier gubernatorial candidates said Tuesday they support a measure that would allow local governments to implement smoking bans. State law currently prohibits local governments from regulating tobacco products. A bill, sponsored by Rep. Bob Ramsey, R-Maryville, and Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, …