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Harwell visits with voters, candidates in Maury County

Gubernatorial candidate Beth Harwell made a stop at the Maury County Election Commission on Friday shaking hands with local candidates and potential voters.

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Harwell announces support for medical marijuana in Tennessee

House Speaker Beth Harwell last week unveiled her latest campaign ad that focuses on legalizing doctor-prescribed medical cannabis, and pledged to find an option that is “right for Tennessee.”

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Gubernatorial candidate Beth Harwell meet local supporters

Local supporters of Beth Harwell, Republican candidate for governor, greet the state Speaker of the House at Cities restaurant in Columbia last week. Harwell, center, meets with Zack Kinslow, Anne Cain and Christian Cervantes. (Courtesy photo)

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Harwell stumps for governor in Sweetwater

Some high-profile Republican candidates for governor are locked in a battle to win the Aug. 2 primary to move on to the November race and one of them shared her vision with voters at Sweetwater City Hall on Thursday. Beth Harwell, speaker of the House for Tennessee, was introduced by Mayor Doyle Lowe. She touted her role in helping Republicans move the state forward on education, keeping taxes low and Tennessee with the lowest debt of any state in the nation.

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Harwell won't join final GOP gubernatorial debate unless Boyd reconsiders decision to drop out

Yet a second Republican candidate is dropping out of the last televised Tennessee Republican gubernatorial debate scheduled for July 22 in Knoxville. State House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, has told debate organizers, Tennessee-based television station affiliates of Nexstar Media Group, that she doesn't plan to attend the debate unless rival and Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd reverses his abrupt cancellation of plans to go to the four-person event.

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Beth Harwell pokes fun at opponents in new ad

While Randy Boyd and Diane Black attack each other — Black is also hitting Bill Lee in some of her TV ads — Beth Harwell has so far remained unscathed. That's probably a function of the House speaker's running last in polls.

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Last Word: The Jenkins Ruling, No More City Court Clerk and Harwell's Quest

Making your early voting plan for Friday’s debut of the voting period in advance of the Aug. 2 election day? Well, you might want to hold off until after Tuesday morning. That’s when the latest changes could get set in stone … or not.

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Late Entry, Different Strategy Set Tone In Harwell’s Run for Gubernatorial Nomination

Her campaign got a later start than her rivals seeking for Republican nomination for Tennessee governor. House Speaker Beth Harwell has also conducted a basic campaign built around her experience in government.

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MADAM SPEAKER Beth Harwell eyes variety of topics

Making a stop in Cleveland on her way to a veterans’ luncheon Tuesday hosted by Westwood Baptist Church, Tennessee Speaker of the House and current gubernatorial candidate Beth Harwell spoke to the Cleveland Daily Banner on the various issues she intends to address if elected governor.

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Beth Harwell wants to continue strong fiscal record with gubernatorial run

In her role as Tennessee's speaker of the House and now as a Republican candidate for governor, Beth Harwell is both calculating and caring. It's 11:15 on a Wednesday morning in April, and Harwell, 60, is seated at a table in her Nashville office, listening as four members from the Emergency Nurses Association discuss a topic on the tips of many lawmakers' tongues: the opioid epidemic.

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Harwell favors strong education, returning decisions to the states

Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell brought her gubernatorial campaign Jefferson County last Friday at the Republican-Get-Together, sharing her goals with local voters. Her overall thrust centers on returning control to the state instead of keeping it in the hands of the federal government.

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Meet the Candidate: Beth Harwell

Candidates who have announced their intentions to be the next governor of Tennessee include Republicans Bill Lee, Diane Black, Randy Boyd and Beth Harwell; and Democrats Karl Dean and Craig Fitzhugh. The race concludes on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018.

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Candidates back weed reform

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Tennessee House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh expressed support Thursday for eliminating criminal punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana statewide if elected governor.

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All six top-tier gubernatorial candidates say Trump tariffs could harm Tennessee

The top candidates for governor in Tennessee are all trying to differentiate themselves as they appeal to voters ahead of the Aug. 2 primary.

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Tennessee gubernatorial candidates, PACs set to spend more than $23M on TV ads

More than $23 million is set to be spent on television advertisements in Tennessee's upcoming governor's race, according to an analytics company summary obtained by the USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee.

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Gubernatorial forum Thursday in Memphis

The Tennessee Bar Association and The Commercial Appeal, USA Today Network-Tennessee will co-host a forum at 8:30 a.m., Thursday in Memphis, featuring the major candidates for governor of Tennessee.

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Your view: Beth Harwell supports CBD

I never make political endorsements. The last time I did, Barack H. Obama won and almost ruined this nation. Rather, let me tell you who I am voting for. We have all seen the TV ads for Tennessee governor. I have contacted every one of them that have commercial ads running here locally regarding cannabis. Seems they are all against it because despite several attempts, none of them answered me.

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Times Free Press to host gubernatorial forum

Candidates seeking to be the next governor of Tennessee will discuss key issues for the state at a forum hosted by the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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Democrat, Republican debates set in Tennessee governor race

Separate debates for the Democratic and Republican hopefuls in Tennessee's open race for governor are slated for the upcoming weeks.

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Tennessee's Democratic candidates for governor to debate at Belmont University

The two leading Democratic candidates for Tennessee governor are set to debate next week at Belmont University.

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Around The State

Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell will visit Jefferson County on Friday June 22. She is scheduled to attend the Republican-Get-Together at the Carriage House on Sellars Road from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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Tennessee’s Gubernatorial Candidates Make the Rounds in Memphis

With the coming of bona fide summer weather, the governor's race has heated up accordingly. Last week in Shelby County saw numerous comings and goings of candidates. On Friday, Republican candidates Bill Lee and Beth Harwell checked in, Lee with a "town hall" at the newish Houston Levee Community Center, Harwell with a fund-raiser/meet-and-greet at the Holiday Inn Express in Millington.

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Harwell stumps in Rogersville

Rep. Beth Harwell, the Speaker of the Tenn. House of Representatives and a Republican candidate for Governor, made a campaign stop last week in Hawkins County. Harwell visited with local residents, including Rogersville Alderman Eloise Edwards (right), at the historic Hale Springs Inn. In the background is Hawkins Co. Road Superintendent Lowell Bean.

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ETSU Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment receives $500,000 state appropriation

East Tennessee State University has been awarded a $500,000 state appropriation to bolster the work of its Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment. On Thursday, ETSU leaders hosted a reception to thank several state officials for their efforts in garnering the funding.

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ETSU Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment receives $500,000 state appropriation

East Tennessee State University has been awarded a $500,000 state appropriation to bolster the work of its Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment. On Thursday, ETSU leaders hosted a reception to thank several state officials for their efforts in garnering the funding.

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Guns in School?

John Harris, Executive Director of the Tennessee Firearms Association, is encouraging Tennessee’s candidates for Governor to listen to more teachers before they speak for teachers. Harris was referring to the issue of whether teachers who have been issued a civilian handgun carry permit would be willing to get additional training and carry on campus in order to protect themselves, their students and their colleagues in the event of a school shooting situation.

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State teachers' PAC endorses Republican Harwell, Democrat Fitzhugh in gubernatorial primaries

A political action committee associated with Tennessee's largest teachers organization has endorsed Republican state House Speaker Beth Harwell and House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh in the candidates' respective GOP and Democratic gubernatorial primaries.

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Haslam says incentives for Middle Tennessee businesses still 'the right thing to do'

Republican gubernatorial candidate and House Speaker Beth Harwell said during a televised forum Tuesday that if she were elected, she would reject any state financial incentives for businesses looking to move to Middle Tennessee.

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Tennessee State Employees Association endorses Fitzhugh, Harwell

The Tennessee State Employees Association's political action committee on Friday endorsed state House Speaker Beth Harwell in the state GOP's gubernatorial primary and state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh in Democrats' primary.

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Tennesseans nearly split on impact of Parkland students on gun debate, new poll shows

During a televised statewide gubernatorial forum Tuesday night, Republican Bill Lee diverged from his competitors in describing the impact the protests led by high school students from Parkland, Florida, have had on the national gun debate.

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How to weather a recession: 3 takeaways from Tuesday's Tennessee gubernatorial forum

Another Tennessee gubernatorial forum is in the books. Five of the six top-tier candidates for governor took part in the Leadership Tennessee forum at Lipscomb University on Tuesday.

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In Tennessee governor’s race, Medicaid debate holds firm on party lines

Two Democratic gubernatorial candidates vowed Tuesday to immediately expand Medicaid if elected governor, saying expansion was the key to filling Tennessee’s health care gap and saving rural hospitals throughout the state.

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Race For Governor Still Tight

With three months to go before Tennessee’s Republican primary for governor, none of the big four candidates seems ready to throw in the towel. If the well-financed quartet of U.S. Rep. Diane Black, businessman Randy Boyd, state House Speaker Beth Harwell and businessman Bill Lee hang in until Aug. 2 in the hopes of replacing term-limited Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, the eventual winner may have as little as 25 percent of the vote before taking on the Democrat primary winner — who will have had to spend considerably less time and money — in November.

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Faison to request review of TNReady Contracts

A week after the State Department of Education’s TNReady statewide computerized exams ran into technical issues in many school districts across the state, lawmakers are asking the state’s internal investigator to look into the system.

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1 Tennessee governor's race: How to watch, livestream Leadership Tennessee candidate forum

The Tennessee gubernatorial campaign is heating up ahead of the Aug. 2 primary, and the candidates will take on a host of topics at a televised forum Tuesday at Lipscomb University.

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In Tennessee, the road to a big election victory runs through Humboldt's Strawberry Festival

When a significant public office is up for grabs, the road to victory inevitably winds down Main Street in Humboldt, a small West Tennessee town of 8,500 people.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Reflect on Rural Areas

Education was at the top of the list when candidates came to Martin on Thursday night to discuss their priorities if elected governor. The gubernatorial forum, held at Watkins Auditorium on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin, was sponsored by the WestStar Leadership Program and moderated by Meg Kinnard, a Memphis native and UTM supporter who is an award-winning political journalist with the Associated Press.

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Tennessee ethics watchdog takes no action on complaints against Speaker Beth Harwell

State campaign watchdogs voted Monday to take no action on complaints against House Speaker Beth Harwell in relation to her GOP bid for governor.

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Key differences begin to emerge among Tennessee's candidates for governor

Some key differences between Tennessee's top-tier gubernatorial candidates began to emerge Tuesday, as the group tackled a host of topics from battling the opioid crisis and improving education to how best to help struggling rural areas.

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Candidates for Tennessee governor speak at West Tennessee Strawberry Festival

All six top-tier gubernatorial candidates made an appearance at the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Governor’s Luncheon in Humboldt on Friday afternoon.

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Tennessee GOP governor hopefuls mixed feelings on Trump tariffs

President Donald Trump's plan to raise tariffs on foreign aluminum and steel drew concerns from most candidates for governor at a forum on Thursday, who said they worry a trade war could harm Tennessee's farm exports, particularly soybeans.

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Tennessee attorney general denies request to issue opinion on Harwell campaign coordination

Tennessee's attorney general has denied a request from campaign financial officials to weigh in on questions related to complaints filed against House Speaker and Republican gubernatorial candidate Beth Harwell.

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WestStar hosts gubernatorial forum

The University of Tennessee at Martin WestStar Leadership Program’s class of 2018 hosted a gubernatorial forum Thursday on the university’s main campus. Six candidates for the Tennessee governor’s office participated in the interview-style event, and Meg Kinnard Hardee, a political and legal affairs reporter for The Associated Press who bylines as Meg Kinnard, served as forum moderator.

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WestStar Hosts Candidate Forum Thursday

More than 400 have preregistered to hear the six confirmed candidates at the gubernatorial forum hosted by UTM WestStar Leadership Program from 5 to 7 p.m., May 10, in Watkins Auditorium of the Boling University Center. Attendees must have a ticket to enter the auditorium. Those who do not have tickets are encouraged to follow this link on the UTM website for the live webcast.

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Races stack with candidates as qualifying ends

Races are nearly set for this year’s county general and state primary elections as qualifying for candidates ended last Thursday at noon.

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Harwell gets rocking goodbye

As the clock ticks down to the adjournment of the 110th General Assembly of the Tennessee state legislature, April 11 was set to be just an ordinary day of business. But instead, history stepped through the great doors of the state House and interrupted all business.

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Haslam veto of proton-therapy bill spurs sponsor's call for override session

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday vetoed legislation that sought to allow employees on the state's health plan to use an alternative radiation treatment for cancer

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Cooper: GOP clash mindful of '74 Dems

With three months to go before Tennessee's Republican primary for governor, none of the big four candidates seems ready to throw in the towel.

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2 Dispute over TNReady fix leads to marathon end to Tennessee legislative session

After a whirlwind day that lasted nearly 14 hours and featured squabbling between the two chambers over a host of bills — including one related to the state’s troubled school testing system — the Tennessee General Assembly adjourned for the year on Wednesday.

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With the choices we have left for governor, it’s a sad day for Tennessee conservatives

The Republican primary for governor is unique in that it offers more bad choices than usual.

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Incumbent legislators going home ... for good

When the Republican House and Senate speakers’ gavels smacked down last week in Tennessee’s Legislature, they not only brought to a close the second year of the 110th General Assembly but, in a larger sense, the end of an era.

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Johnson County spared by TNReady testing cyber attack

Under the direction of House Speaker Beth Harwell, R–Nashville, State Rep. Jeremy Faison, R–Cosby, has officially requested a review by the Tennessee Comptroller related to the recent testing issues of the TNReady school assessments.The request follows several days of problems tied to TNReady’s online testing platform, the most significant of which occurred on Tuesday, April 17, when the Department of Education reported its testing vendor, Questar, had experienced a cyber-attack on its computer system. Reportedly, the day before and after this attack, many students were unable to log into or complete their tests. Fortunately, that was not the case locally

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House GOP majority leader does not think Rep. David Byrd should resign

One of the highest-ranking Republican leaders in Tennessee said he does not think Rep. David Byrd should resign in light of sexual misconduct allegations.

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Tennessee Senate passes bill requiring work for TennCare recipients

The Senate on Thursday passed a measure that proposes work requirements for recipients of TennCare, the state's Medicaid program.

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From the fight against opioids to boosted school safety: What the 2018 legislative session means to you

The 2018 legislative session wrapped up Wednesday night with a flurry of last-minute negotiations, inner squabbling and late-night backslapping to honor departing colleagues.

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PARIS TN: Grand weather for a grand parade

After a week of discouraging rains, Henry County saw its World’s Biggest Fish Fry wish fulfilled Friday with a beautiful, clear day just in time for the Grand Parade.

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Aerospace Park bond issue flies

The Tri-Cities Airport Authority has sold $8.5 million in bonds to help finance grading at Aerospace Park, which is being billed as the region’s next big jobs producer.

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Testing contracts under review

Under the direction of House Speaker Beth Harwell, Rep. Jeremy Faison officially requested a review by the Tennessee Comptroller related to recent testing issues of the Tennessee Ready school assessments.

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Governor Haslam and 3 Tennessee schools honored by Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission

Yesterday, leaders from across the state joined the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission (TNFLC) at the State Capitol to celebrate the impact of financial education in Tennessee and honor the supporters who are making it possible. State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr., who serves as Chair of the TNFLC Board, was joined by Governor Bill Haslam, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, Speaker Beth Harwell, legislators, and business leaders for the event.

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Medical cannabis effort fails in Tennessee as Senate sponsor halts bill

The sponsor of a bill that would legally allow some Tennesseans to use medical cannabis killed the proposal Tuesday.

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4 Tennessee Senate passes bill proposing work requirements for TennCare recipients

The Senate on Thursday passed a measure that proposes work requirements for recipients of TennCare, the state's Medicaid program.

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Internal divisions plagued Tennessee lawmakers, Haslam in governor's last legislative session

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and GOP legislative leaders are lauding lawmakers' accomplishments and downplaying internal divisions that often dogged this year's General Assembly session all the way up to adjournment.

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Harwell campaign, PAC hired same Ohio-based ad company, as officials weigh coordination complaint

House Speaker Beth Harwell’s latest campaign finance disclosures show payments to a controversial Ohio-based advertising company, which was also used by a third-party political action committee.

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Rep. David Byrd: Not resigning, says House speaker turned her back on him

Rep. David Byrd, who is accused by three adult women of sexually assaulting them when they were teenagers, has denied wrongdoing and said that House Speaker Beth Harwell turned her back on him in asking him to resign.

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Tennessee governor's race on pace to be most expensive in state history

With just 16 weeks until the August primary, Tennessee’s top-tier gubernatorial candidates have ramped up their fundraising efforts, which now total more than $33.5 million, according to an analysis of newly filed financial disclosures.

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Sullivan County GOP Reagan Day Dinner

Five Tennessee Republican gubernatorial candidates vied for the hearts and souls of more than 500 Republicans at Thursday night’s Sullivan County Republican Party Reagan Day Dinne

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Tennessee governor's race: See where the candidates stand on how to expand access to health insurance

On April 4, Gov. Bill Haslam met with legislative leadership to discuss pursuing Medicaid expansion.

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Emmert’s speech highlights GOP’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

In many ways it was a typical Hamblen County Republican Party Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. Political office holders and candidates were recognized.

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Harwell gets rocking goodbye

As the clock ticks down to the adjournment of the 110th General Assembly of the Tennessee General Assembly, April 11 was set to be just an ordinary day of business.

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Plaza at Cordell Hull to be named after outgoing House Speaker Beth Harwell

Members of the Tennessee House of Representatives voted Wednesday to name the public space by the Cordell Hull building after outgoing House Speaker Beth Harwell.

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Candidates for governor to speak at sold-out dinner

All five Republican candidates for governor are expected to speak at the Upper Cumberland Reagan Day Dinner Thursday at Trinity Church in Algood.

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Statewide candidates talk about infrastructure

What do statewide candidates say about infrastructure investment? Is investment in public infrastructure important? And should Tennessee have more dedicated revenue sources to pay for construction and maintenance of infrastructure across the state, or is the existing tax structure – primarily the state tax on fuel, and wheel taxes – sufficient to pay for what Tennessee needs to sustain and grow its economy?

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Harwell calls for Rep. David Byrd to resign ahead of report alleging sexual misconduct

House Speaker Beth Harwell is calling for yet another Republican lawmaker to resign as he faces allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct.

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Last Word: Rising River, Driving The Dream and Harwell Advances Medical Pot

The Mississippi River at Memphis should reach flood stage at any moment. As Last Word was going up online Wednesday evening the National Weather Service at Memphis put the river level here at 33.52 feet. Flood stage at Memphis is 34 feet. The river is forecast to crest some time next week at 38 feet, four feet over flood stage. Keep in mind that in April 2011, the river at Memphis crested 10 feet higher, at 48 feet on the Memphis river gauge – which turned to be the one on the support beams of the bridge over Beale Street at Riverside Drive. That was the second highest river level at Memphis ever recorded.

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Democratic leader charges Harwell Medicaid-work requirement 'political stunt' for votes in governor's race

A top state House Democrat charged Friday that Republican Speaker Beth Harwell has relied on financing gimmicks to pay for her bill seeking to impose work requirements on most able-bodied adults enrolled in Tennessee's Medicaid health care program.

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With assist from House Speaker Beth Harwell, medical cannabis bill advances in House subcommittee

Legislation that would permit medical cannabis in Tennessee made it through an early hurdle thanks to a tie-breaking vote from House Speaker Beth Harwell Tuesday in a key House committee.

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Complaints against Diane Black dismissed, action delayed on filings against Beth Harwell

Campaign finance officials on Wednesday dismissed two complaints filed against U.S. Rep. Diane Black and delayed taking action on three others against House Speaker Beth Harwell.

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Beth Harwell faces another complaint, this time over PAC's ad buy

House Speaker Beth Harwell is facing a third complaint related to her bid for the Republican nomination for governor.

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Complaints question Beth Harwell's PAC help, $3.1m self-loan

Two campaign finance complaints question House Speaker Beth Harwell's help from a political committee and a $3.1 million self-loan to her Republican gubernatorial campaign.

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Ad touting Beth Harwell's accomplishments hits airwaves, but purchase not from her campaign

The first political ad for House Speaker Beth Harwell’s gubernatorial campaign began hitting airwaves over the weekend.

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Speaker Beth Harwell's TennCare work requirements bill gains traction in committee

House Speaker Beth Harwell's bill calling for work requirements for "able-bodied" TennCare recipients advanced in the House on Tuesday with an amendment to remove expected costs to the state.

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House Speaker Beth Harwell joins GOP group supporting medical marijuana legislation

The ongoing effort to make Tennessee the next state to permit medical marijuana was bolstered Monday with two new Republican backers: House Speaker Beth Harwell and Rep. Bryan Terry.

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GOP candidates gather in Madison County

All the Republican primary candidates for governor and U.S. Senate appeared at the annual Reagan Day Dinner fundraiser held by the Madison County Republican Party Friday night.

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How did Tennessee's candidates for governor answer 3 key questions?

Five candidates for governor met Tuesday for a gubernatorial forum on education. Here are their answers to three key questions.

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Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell supports ending emissions testing

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, on Thursday threw her support behind an effort by two state lawmakers to end vehicle emissions testing in Hamilton and five other counties, including her home in Davidson County.

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Beth Harwell talks finances, education and opioid epidemic at Bristol roundtable

Tennessee Speaker of the House and gubernatorial hopeful Beth Harwell told about a dozen business leaders Friday that it’s critical to keep Tennessee fiscally sound, develop a skilled workforce and find an answer to the opioid crisis.

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Beth Harwell weighs in on opioids and the IMPROVE Act

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell spoke on education, the IMPROVE Act and the state’s opioid crisis on Monday in McKenzie.

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Beth Harwell tells former Tennessee Republican Party chairwoman she's running for 2018 gubernatorial bid

For well over a year, Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell has held her cards close over whether she will seek the 2018 GOP nomination for governor.

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Speaker Harwell talks Williamson education funding, opioid crisis

In a conversation with Williamson republicans, Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell shared her plans if she were elected as the next governor.

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Beth Harwell sets her priorities in bid for Tennessee governor

Gubernatorial candidate and House Speaker Beth Harwell doesn’t want your vote just because she’s a woman, though she is certainly aware of the historical significance of being Tennessee’s first female governor.

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House Speaker Beth Harwell Makes Her Case To Be Next Governor

Tennessee House Speaker and gubernatorial candidate Beth Harwell discussed a wide range of topics — from the opioid crisis to education to sexual harassment — during an interview with The Greenville Sun on Tuesday.

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Beth Harwell calls for hearings after more than 9,000 TNReady tests scored incorrectly

In the wake of nearly 9,400 TNReady tests incorrectly scored, Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell is calling for a hearing on the state's testing issues.

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Beth Harwell enters 2018 Tennessee governor's race touting experience and leadership

Touting nearly three decades' worth of legislative experience, including six years in leadership, House Speaker and Nashville Republican Beth Harwell is officially launching a campaign to become Tennessee’s next governor.

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Harwell to attend White House conference on rural issues

House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, will attend the White House Conference on Rural Prosperity with state and local leaders Tuesday in Washington.

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Harwell amasses $5 million, seizing cash lead among Tennessee gubernatorial candidates

U.S. Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., led in fundraising among Tennessee's seven Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates, but Republican state House Speaker Beth Harwell seized the No. 1 spot in terms of total receipts and cash with the help of a $3.1 million loan.

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Beth Harwell proposes TennCare work requirements

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell filed a bill Thursday that aims to require able-bodied adults without young children to work if they want TennCare health coverage.

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Beth Harwell, gubernatorial candidate, visits Mountain City

Beth Harwell, currently speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, stopped by for a quick visit to The Tomahawk staff on Monday Harwell made the decision to run for governor in July of last year.

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