Tennessee State Representative Jerry Sexton Discusses Recent Court Ruling That Blocks Tennessee’s New Mask Mandate Law

Wednesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed State Representative Jerry Sexton to the newsmakers line to weigh in on a recent stay ruling against the Tennessee General Assembly law banning school mask mandates.

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Gary Humble of Tennessee Stands Grades Tennessee’s General Assembly Special Session

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Tennessee Stands, Gary Humble to the newsmakers line to discuss the Omnibus legislation from last weeks special session.

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Representative Chris Todd of Jackson: ‘We’re Dealing With a Lawless Unconstitutional Federal Biden Administration’

Monday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed State Representative (R-73) Chris Todd to the newsmakers line to break down what happened in last week’s special session.

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Gary Humble of Tennessee Stands Reveals Breaking News, Tennessee General Assembly Stops Short of Special Session Promises

Tennessee Senate Chamber

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Gary Humble of Tennessee Stands to the newsmakers line to deliver breaking news surrounding the Tennessee General Assembly’s special session.

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Representative Brandon Ogles Talks Special Session Mature Minor Doctrine, Mask and Vaccine Mandates

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Representative Brandon Ogles to the newsmakers line to discuss the special session addressing mask and vaccine mandates concerning the mature minor doctrine.

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Maury County Superintendent Proposes $448 Bonus for All Educational Staff Instead of 2 Percent Raise for Only BEP Staff

Maury County educators not qualified to receive the statewide pay raise, may still receive a bonus of their own. Maury County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Michael Hickman proposed an additional local expenditure of $353,750 to supplement a one-time bonus for those left out of Governor Bill Lee’s special session teacher pay raise. 

Hickman’s proposal was presented during the MCPS Board of Education work session on Tuesday, in a discussion item referred to as a “salary funding bonus.” All board members expressed their support of the idea. Vice Chair Bettye Kinser called it an “equitable” solution.

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Tennessee State Representative Clay Doggett Discusses Literacy as Special Session Focuses on Education

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Tennessee State Representative Clay Doggett to the newsmakers line to discuss the special session on education and their focus on literacy.

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Tennessee State Representative Susan Lynn Outlines Educational Priorities for the General Assembly’s Special Session

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed TN (R) Representative Susan Lynn to the studio to discuss the upcoming special session in the General Assembly and its focus on education.

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