May 17, 2016

The Tennessean May 17, 2016 by Joey Garrison Legislation that would let Metro block new gas compressor stations in Nashville because of air quality concerns is getting resistance from an army of pro-business lobbying groups, which have warned the proposal could strain economic development and prompt intervention from the state legislature. Councilman …

December 11, 2015

Nashville Post December 10, 2015 by J.R. Lind Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) requested an opinion today from Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery regarding the legality of banning gun shows from publicly owned fairgrounds.  The Nashville Metropolitan Fair Commissioners Board recently voted to ban gun shows at the city’s …

November 28, 2015

Convenience Store and Fuel News November 25, 2015 By Thomas A. Briant The local regulatory movement against tobacco products began some 26 years ago in 1989 when the city council of White Bear Lake, Minn., became the first city in the country to ban the sale of cigarettes through vending machines. …

November 17, 2015

In November 2014, we posted our state preemption predictions for the 2015 legislative sessions. We based our predictions on the history of state preemption strategy and on trends in preemption legislation filed or adopted in 2014 and earlier. We also considered past experience with industry lobbyists and front groups, as …