Tennessee House Subcommittee Punts on Inmate Voter Rights Bill

A Tennessee House Subcommittee is set to vote next week on a bill that would allow some prison inmates to vote from their respective correctional facilities.

HB 2101, introduced by State Representative Johnny Shaw (D-District 80) “creates a polling place pilot program in Davidson County jails to provide eligible inmates the opportunity to vote,” according to the text of the bill.

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Tennessee House Democrats Elect State Rep. Camper of Memphis as Minority Leader

State Rep. Karen Camper (D-TN-87) has been elected by the Tennessee House  Democratic Caucus to be the House minority leader for the 111th General Assembly. The Tennessee Journal On the Hill reported the election Monday. The Memphis politician is the first black to be elected the House’s Democratic leader. Democrats…

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