A mayoral forum hosted by Action News 5, the Commercial Appeal, and the League of Women Voters of Memphis-Shelby County took place Thursday at the University of Memphis’s Rose Theatre located at 470 University.
Former Tennessee State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) has filed a notice to appeal his plea deal after he was sentenced to 21 months in prison earlier in the month, alleging the U.S. Government breached his plea agreement upon sentencing, legally entitling him to bail.
Tennessee Representative Justin Pearson (D-Memphis) has consulted his attorney and is contemplating moving forward with assault charges against House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) after an altercation Tuesday when the Tennessee special legislative session adjourned.
On Tuesday, Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite announced Operation “Close the Door,” a citywide initiative in response to spillover crime from “one of the most dangerous cities in America,” the mayor said.
On Friday, President Joe Biden approved a major disaster declaration for the State of Tennessee, triggering the release of federal funding to help communities including Fayette, Shelby, and Tipton Counties recover from severe storms and straight-line winds that occurred on June 25-26.
Tennessee Representative John Gillespie (R-Memphis) has filed legislation to incentivize medical professionals to remain in Tennessee and provide valuable mental health services after completing their training.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee said he’s confident lawmakers will pass legislation to make Tennessee schools and streets safer, one day after he announced the date for the much-anticipated special legislative session on public safety.
On Monday, Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-9) wrote to Governor Bill Lee asking him to seek a disaster declaration for damage done to homes, businesses and utilities by the third round of serious storms to hit the region since June 25.
A Democrat running for Mississippi governor says he will push legislators to enact an ethics package that includes limits on campaign donations, frequent disclosure about lobbyists’ spending and a ban on former state officials quickly becoming lobbyists
Shelby County Clerk Wanda Halbert has promised to open the brand-new, one-of-a-kind Shelby County Clerk’s office on Riverdale Road by June 3, but Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris said he is not confident.
Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that he will call for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene a special legislative session on Aug. 21 to strengthen public safety and preserve constitutional rights.
On Friday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that he will call for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene a special session to pass legislation that will strengthen public safety and preserve constitutional rights.
The University of Memphis will receive $5.488 million earmarked for campus safety and security upgrades for the 2023 fiscal year after Gov. Bill Lee’s recommendation passed the State of Tennessee Legislature Wednesday at the State Capitol.