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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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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • Cocke School Board
  • Jefferson City arrests
  • Smokies biodiversity
  • Campaign funding
  • Tennessee ranks poorly on home energy efficiency
  • Social Security and Medicaid

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Eternal Beverage project progresses
  • Arrington injured by train
  • Bobby Lovell has died
  • Early voting begins

    Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Cocke County IDB to meet
  • Stanley fatality
  • Worex crash/charge
  • Inmates charged
  • White cutting
  • Gubernatorial debate
  • Greene County fire fatalities

    Friday, October 12, 2018

  • Corker nominated for judgeship
  • CLB workshop
  • Bredesen in Newport
  • Wyse conviction
  • Pattottsville Heritage Days
  • Assad lawsuit

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

  • Cocke Public Safety Committee
  • More Tennessee adults in school
  • TVA cuts support for solar
  • Hurricane Michael

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