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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Gov. Bill Haslam says he will allow a proposal to prohibit sanctuary cities in Tennessee to become law without his signature. The measure would also require local law enforcement officials to comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests to hold immigrants for purposes of deportation. A number of cities opposed the legislation saying the measure requires them to do the work for federal agencies who are responsible for immigration laws. The action does not take effect until January 2019, if then. "I am going to start looking into what legal recourse we have as a city to stop this unfunded mandate that is unsafe, immoral and fiscally irresponsible," said Fabian Bedne, a Nashville councilman, A number of organizations and individuals had said the legislation is constitutionally suspect. Proponents of the measure, including U.S. Rep. Diane Black, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, tried to pressure the governor. They argued the legislation is necessary in order to ensure there are no sanctuary cities in Tennessee.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

  • Moore arrest
  • Lee sworn in as governor
  • MLK Celebration
  • Pit Bull attack
  • Knoxville trucker injured
  • Sanctuary cities
  • Gasoline moves higher

    Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Broadway work wrapping up
  • Some Smokies open over the holiday
  • Lakeway Pallet fire
  • Unemployment benefits for federal workers
  • Bill Lee on issues

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Graham home destroyed
  • Four inmates charged with assault
  • Cocke Circuit Court
  • Hepatitis C cases increasing in Tennessee

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

  • Trouten/Franklin
  • Lane sentencing
  • The Wall
  • Hang up the phone..... while driving
  • Should national parks be open ?
  • Should national parks be open ?

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

  • Cocke County Finance Committee
  • Warrants issued by Cocke County Circuit Court
  • A thru Z theft
  • VW to expand in Tennessee

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