The legislature is back in session starting today. It promises to be a shorter than usual session. Issues will include creating jobs, education reform, redistricting, cutting taxes, the Hope Scholarship and wine. This will be the first time since reconstruction that we have had the Governors Office, the House and the Senate all in the hands of Republicans. Hopefully some good legislation will be passed and hopefully this will be the year that the coalition of liquor lobbyist and puritans can be defeated and we can join the modern world and get wine in the grocery stores.
For a take on what others expect, see below:
Knox News Hemphrey on the Hill.
The Tennessean, TN lawmakers gear up for fast session, re-election
The Commercial Appeal, College funds, taxes top Tennessee legislature's agenda