Morning Round-up: Holy Bible Could Be Tennessee State Book, Alabama Governor May Be Close to Impeachment
Tennessee lawmakers voted Monday to make the Holy Bible the state’s official book.
The state Senate gave final approval Monday on a 19-8 vote despite arguments the measure conflicts with a provision in the Tennessee Constitution that “no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.”
The measure heads to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, who hasn’t said whether he’ll issue a veto.
The Tennessee Valley Authority has approved proposals for new solar power installations by four local power companies in three states.
TVA is awarding the solar capacity to the Chickasaw Electric Cooperative in West Tennessee, the East Mississippi Electric Power Association, the Joe Wheeler Electric Membership Corporation in northern Alabama, and the Johnson City Power Board.
Once completed, the projects will produce 16.7 megawatts of solar energy, enough to power more than 1,300 homes.
Embattled Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley may be one step closer to impeachment.
A state lawmaker is expected to announce his intent today to file a resolution containing articles of impeachment.
Bentley- A second term Republican- is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a former staffer.
53 member of Alabama’s 105 member House of Representatives would need to approve the resolution for it to move up to the Senate for an impeachment trial.