Tennessee News Minute
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Lee's school voucher proposal has cleared its first hurdle inside Tennessee's GOP-dominant statehouse but not without facing a wide range of questions from lawmakers uneasy about the broad scope of the bill. A House subcommittee agreed on Tuesday to send the bill to the chamber's full education panel for review.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Attorneys for Tennessee lawmakers and the U.S. government have clashed in a hearing over the federal government's refugee resettlement program. A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel in Cincinnati heard the case Tuesday. The lawsuit was filed in March 2017. A district judge ruled against the Tennessee lawmakers in March 2018.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren is wrapping up a three-state Southern swing with appearances in Alabama. The Democratic presidential candidate is expected to discuss her affordable housing plan as well as other proposals she says are designed to ease both racial and economic inequality. Warren is set to hold an organizing event in Birmingham on Tuesday night after stopping in Selma, a center of the civil rights movement where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led a historic 1965 march.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Thirteen companies across Tennessee will receive part of $14.8 million in broadband accessibility grants announced by Gov. Bill Lee. Lee said in a news release the grants will expand broadband service to more than 8,300 households and businesses. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is working with the 13 recipients, who demonstrated a high need for funding.
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