Green energy may one day depend on the state’s vast reserves of lignite and oil drilling waste, and the rare earth minerals they contain.
Since Jan. 31, 10 bills have been signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and several more are awaiting her signature. Though the speed was breakneck, the process wasn’t always pretty and most new laws had little public vetting.
A proposed bill would allow all police and firefighters enrolled in the state’s pension system an option to retire early with a reduced pension after 20 years of service. Opponents warn it could burden taxpayers.
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Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus Chair London Lamar, regarding the shooting deaths of three children and three employees at a church-run school in Nashville on Monday. Republican lawmakers just last week voted down a bill, proposed by Lamar, that would have enacted more gun control in the state. (Chattanooga Times Free Press — March 28, 2023)