September 2012 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
18. NRA finds some GOP lawmakers resistant to gun laws - Friday, July 13, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Threats, denunciations and verbal potshots between the National Rifle Association and the leaders of the Legislature were common in the decades that Democrats ran the show in the Tennessee Capitol. Turns out Republicans are just as good at running afoul of the powerful gun rights group.19. Top residential sales for April 2012 - Friday, May 18, 2012
Top residential sales for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.20. Bill to overhaul TRA passes House 60-28 - Friday, April 27, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to overhaul the Tennessee Regulatory Authority passed the House on Tuesday despite criticism that it's unnecessary.
The measure carried by Republican Rep. Pat Marsh of Shelbyville was approved 60-28 on Tuesday. Voting for the bill were 58 Republicans, one Democrat and one independent. Twenty-five Democrats and three Republicans voted against the proposal, including Rep. Matthew Hill, son of TRA Chairman Kenneth Hill.21. Lawmakers send budget compromise to governor - Friday, April 27, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — The state's more than $31 billion annual spending plan is headed to the governor after Republicans rejected Democratic efforts to make further changes to the compromise legislation.22. Tenn. lawmakers hope to adjourn session this week - Friday, April 20, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are preparing for what they hope is the last week of the 107th General Assembly, though issues that still need to be worked out include the state's annual spending plan, proposals to change the way the state selects Supreme Court justices and a resilient effort to ban teaching about gay issues in schools.23. Tradition of secret budget meetings alive in Tenn. - Friday, April 20, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers' long tradition of meeting secretly to hash out budget plans is alive and well.
House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick confirmed to The Associated Press that key legislators met for several hours at a Nashville restaurant on Sunday to work through budget amendments.24. VW conducting national search to fill Tenn. jobs - Saturday, April 14, 2012
NASHVILLE — Volkswagen is conducting a national search to fill the most specialized of 1,000 new jobs at its Chattanooga plant.
The German automaker said Monday that it is using a national print and online advertising campaign to fill specialty positions, including maintenance technicians, manufacturing engineers and logistics supervisors.
25. House votes to allow governor to name THEC chief - Saturday, April 14, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The House has voted to give the governor the power to appoint — or fire — the head of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
The chamber voted 66-26 on Thursday to cede more control over THEC and other commissions to the executive branch.
26. House OKs making higher ed applications secret - Saturday, April 14, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — The House has approved a bill to make the names of applicants to lead public colleges and universities confidential.
The chamber voted 79-12 on Thursday in favor of the measure that the bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga, said he introduced on behalf of the University of Tennessee's board of trustees.27. House OKs making higher ed applications secret - Friday, April 13, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - The House has approved a bill to make the names of applicants to lead public colleges and universities confidential.
The chamber voted 79-12 on Thursday in favor of the measure that the bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga, said he introduced on behalf of the University of Tennessee's board of trustees.28. House votes to allow governor to name THEC chief - Friday, April 13, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - The House has voted to give the governor the power to appoint - or fire - the head of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
The chamber voted 66-26 on Thursday to cede more control over THEC and other commissions to the executive branch.29. House votes to allow governor to name THEC chief - Friday, April 06, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - The House has voted to give the governor the power to appoint - or fire - the head of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
The chamber voted 66-26 on Thursday to cede more control over THEC and other commissions to the executive branch.30. House to vote on confidential higher ed applicants - Friday, April 06, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - A bill to make confidential the names of applicants to lead the state's two university systems and each public college or university hit a speed bump in the state House on Wednesday after easily clearing the Senate earlier in the week.31. VW national search to fill Tennessee jobs - Friday, April 06, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Volkswagen is conducting a national search to fill the most specialized of 1,000 new jobs at its Chattanooga plant.
The German automaker said Monday that it is using a national print and online advertising campaign to fill specialty positions, including maintenance technicians, manufacturing engineers and logistics supervisors.32. Rep. Todd skips vote on mandatory DUI blood tests - Friday, April 06, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - State Rep. Curry Todd, who faces drunken driving and gun charges following an arrest last year, skipped a House vote Thursday on a bill to give judges the ability to compel blood tests for drivers who refuse to give breath alcohol tests when they are arrested.33. Former lawmakers seek to regain Statehouse seats - Friday, April 06, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - At least 10 former state lawmakers are trying to return to the Tennessee General Assembly, while eight Democratic incumbents will be vying for four seats following this year's redistricting process.34. Tenn. House OKs expansion of business cash grants - Friday, March 23, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - House Republicans insist their vote Wednesday for a plan to expand the scope of a state economic development inventive program does not conflict with their mantra that government can't create jobs.35. Rep. Hawk returns to Capitol after assault charge - Friday, March 16, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Rep. David Hawk returned to the state Legislature on Monday afternoon, just hours after his first court appearance on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence resulted in an order for the Greeneville Republican to have no contact with his wife.36. Bill to ban truck stops near neighborhoods fails - Friday, March 09, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - A bill to ban truck stops within a half-mile of neighborhoods in Nashville and Memphis has failed.
The House State and Local Government Subcommittee on Wednesday voted 5-2 against the bill sponsored by Rep. Joe Towns. The Memphis Democrat argued that truck stops attract drugs, prostitution and other activities that could hurt home prices and be undesirable to communities.37. House panel advances effort to repeal voter ID law - Friday, March 09, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - A House panel on Wednesday advanced a Democratic proposal to repeal Tennessee's new voter ID law, though Republican leaders and state election officials expressed confidence that the measure soon will meet its demise.38. NRA aims to shoot down parking lot gun exceptions - Friday, March 02, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — The National Rifle Association is pressuring Republican lawmakers to abandon limits on a bill that would let workers store firearms in vehicles parked on their employers' lots.39. Groups oppose parking lot gun bill - Friday, March 02, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — A coalition of business and law enforcement groups is urging lawmakers to abandon a bill that would allow employees to store guns in their vehicles at work, calling the proposal a "major infringement on private property rights."40. GOP discuss need for 'Don't Say Gay' ban - Friday, February 24, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislation that would ban the teaching of gay issues to elementary and middle school students may be stalled, as Republican lawmakers discuss whether they should proceed with the bill.41. GOP cool to possibility of Rep. Bass party switch - Friday, February 10, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Democratic state Rep. Eddie Bass may be considering a party switch before the candidate filing deadline in April, but Republicans don't appear overly eager to have him
Bass told The Associated Press on Monday evening that he hasn't made up his mind about which party to affiliate with in seeking a fourth term.42. House bill challenges Haslam, speakers on judges - Friday, February 03, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Rep. Glen Casada is moving ahead with a bill calling for the popular election of Supreme Court justices, a position that's at odds with the wishes of fellow Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and the speakers of both chambers.43. GOP cries foul over Dems' call for good government - Friday, January 27, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — If Democrats have their way, the Tennessee General Assembly would meet every other year, lawmakers' daily expenses would be capped and bill sponsors would have to divulge if their legislation originated with national groups.44. Proposal to change the way Tenn. judges selected - Friday, January 20, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state's top Republicans want to place a ballot measure before Tennessee voters to eliminate any constitutional questions about the current system for appointing judges.
Gov. Bill Haslam, Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell announced Wednesday that they will introduce legislation and a proposed constitutional amendment designed to avoid the popular election of Supreme Court and appeals judges.45. Legislative session to test Haslam assertiveness - Friday, January 06, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — The second session of the 107th General Assembly starting Tuesday will test Gov. Bill Haslam's increased assertiveness with fellow Republicans accustomed to getting their way in the legislature.46. Tenn. lawmakers mum on congressional redistricting - Friday, January 06, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Republicans appear in no hurry to reveal their plans for reshaping Tennessee's congressional districts.
The GOP proposals for new district lines in the state House and Senate were unveiled Wednesday, but leaders were unwilling to say when the new outlines of the state's nine congressional districts would be made public.47. Tenn. GOP leaders press for Hall, estate tax cuts - Friday, December 09, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican leaders in the General Assembly plan to forge ahead with efforts to reduce the state's inheritance and Hall income taxes despite Gov. Bill Haslam's concerns that Tennessee's economic situation isn't healthy enough to make up for the lost revenues.48. Todd resigns as chairman of House firearms panel - Friday, October 14, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — State Rep. Curry Todd's arrest on drunken driving and gun charges led to repercussions Thursday with the Collierville lawmaker resigning his chairmanship of a House firearms task force and the Senate's top Republican saying there should be no leniency for him in court.49. House firearms panel postponed after Todd arrest - Friday, October 07, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) - House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick said Thursday that he will postpone and possibly disband a special firearms task force following the arrest of its chairman, Rep. Curry Todd, on drunken driving and gun charges.50. Lawmaker arrested on drunken driving, gun charges - Friday, October 07, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — The sponsor of the law that made it legal to carry a gun into bars in Tennessee is facing charges of possession of a handgun while under the influence and drunken driving.
Rep. Curry Todd, a Collierville Republican, was pulled over in Nashville late Tuesday, according to court documents. Police said he failed a roadside sobriety test and refused to take a Breathalyzer test. A loaded .38-caliber gun was found in a holster stuffed between the driver's seat and center console.51. GM, new coach, top draft pick show how Titans have changed - Friday, September 23, 2011
Change doesn’t come easily for the Tennessee Titans.
Owner Bud Adams has, in his old age, become patient enough to let things run their course. Time tells Adams if his organization had made the right personnel moves. No need for sudden reversals.52. Haslam: Tenn. keeping word on Amazon tax deal - Friday, August 19, 2011
CHATTANOOGA (AP) — States competing for industrial investments would be "dead wrong" to claim that Tennessee doesn't keep its commitments in economic development deals, Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday.53. Assembly passed 154 bills in 3 days - Friday, July 15, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — Pressed by GOP leaders to end the legislative session earlier than usual, the General Assembly passed 154 bills in the final three days of the session, 30 percent of the year's entire package of enacted legislation.54. Governor ponders future of Tennessee Regulatory Agency - Friday, June 24, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says the functions of the Tennessee Regulatory Agency might better be performed by the state's executive branch.
In an interview with the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Haslam raised the possibility of doing away with the agency, which determines rates for most for-profit utilities and sets service standards.55. New law bans login sharing for music, movie sites - Friday, May 27, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — State lawmakers in country music's capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend's login — even with permission — to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix or Rhapsody.56. Collective bargaining bill still alive in House - Friday, April 29, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — There may still be life in a proposal to repeal Tennessee teachers' collective bargaining rights after its sponsor said Wednesday that a committee will reconvene to hear the bill.57. School voucher bill likely dead this session - Friday, April 22, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposal to create a school voucher program for students in Tennessee's four largest counties to attend private or religious schools has likely failed this session after a House panel voted Wednesday to send it to a study committee for further review over the summer.58. GOP leaders plan changes to education this year - Friday, January 14, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Republican leaders say they plan to reform the state's education system, including possibly lifting the cap on charter schools and re-evaluating when high school teachers should get tenure.