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High Four: How things have changed

The Tennessee Senate in 1889 PHOTO: TN State Library and Archives We're going to slip a history lesson about how the relationship between the governor and the legislature has changed over the years. Before the 1960s the governor of Tennessee …

High Five: Constitutional officers

You've learned quite a bit at this point, and you should pat yourself on the back. Now for three other important state government officials who are part of the Legislative Branch of state government. Tennessee has three "Constitutional Off…

High Seven: Reporters

A press conference with Governor Haslam Ask yourself how people find out what's happening in state government. They read about it in the newspaper, or they see stories about it on television, right? So who makes that happen? Reporters do. The …

High Eight: I'm just a bill

State Senator Thelma Harper (Nashville) with Russell Humphrey, Chief Clerk of the Senate So now you know what a state legislator does, know how a bill becomes law, know what a lobbyist does, and know what reporters are supposed to do. But you may …

Part Twelve: Redistricting

Tennessee's current Congressional districts Tennessee is divided into nine U.S. Congressional districts, 33 state senate districts and 99 state house districts. Today, thanks to the Internet, it is easy to learn which Congressional district, …