Governmental Affairs Committee

The TBA Governmental Affairs Committee is involved in one of the core missions of the association – advocacy for the profession and for our system of justice.

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Sen. Ketron to Undergo Cancer Treatment

State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and will be receiving treatment, the Tennessean reports. A statement from the Senate Republican Caucus Chairman said in part, “I will be receiving chemotherapy in the coming weeks and my doctors are optimistic the treatment will be effective.”

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Some Renew Push to Close Primary Elections

Despite Republicans’ overwhelming majority in the state legislature, some in the party believe it is time to force voters to identify their party affiliation when voting in a primary election, Nashville Public Radio reports. At a Republican Executive Committee meeting this month, it was clear there is disagreement in the party about whether to support such a move with party chairman Chris Devaney pledging to continue discussing the matter. Rep. Sheila Butt, R-Columbia, has asked the committee for a recommendation before filing a bill.

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