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Legislators in the Tennessee Capitol during a break in the final day of session. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Stockard on the Stump: Lawmaker misreads Three-Fifths Compromise

BY: - May 6, 2021

Mercifully, the legislative session is over.  State Rep. Justin Lafferty challenged his House colleagues this week on their understanding of the Three-Fifths Compromise during debate on legislation designed to make teachers turn out widgets instead of students, at least as far as national discourse surrounding systemic racism. “By limiting the number of population in the […]

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State Senate races: Quarter three fundraising review

BY: - October 27, 2020

The presidential race and U.S. Senate races are the campaigns that traditionally earn the most analysis and coverage, but all state representatives are up for reelection in Tennessee and half of the General Assembly’s state senators. The overview of the upcoming state senate races features information on the amount of money each candidate raised in […]