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Senate works toward ending Hall income tax
The 109th General Assembly adjourned on April 22, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with the last week of legislative action seeing passage of some of the most important bills of the 2016 session. This includes legislation to phase out the Hall Income Tax, a bill to aid 100 percent service-related disabled veterans and the elderly disabled with property tax relief, the Public Safety Act to reduce crime and improve public safety, and the Rural Economic Opportunity Act to spur economic development in some of Tennessee's most economically distressed counties.. ...
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  • Mississippi man sentenced in DUI crash that killed 2 teens
    HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi man is set to spend 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving crash that killed two students from a high school in the Memphis suburb of Eads, Tennessee....
  • Officers fatally shoot man while executing search warrant
    ALAMO, Tenn. (AP) -- The weekend shooting death of a man by officers executing a search warrant at a home has prompted an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the agency said Monday...
  • Tennessee disregarded red flags with TNReady testing firm
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee officials knew of concerns about a testing company's ability to fulfill a $107.7 million contract to administer the new online TNReady standardized test even before this year's failed rollout, internal documents show....
  • Alabama governor, senator urge TVA to sell unfinished nuke
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Sen. Richard Shelby are among those urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to sell its unfinished Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, where more than four decades of work hasn't produced a watt of electricity....
  • AP Exclusive: Migrant children kept from enrolling in school
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala's highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher....

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