Tag Archives: Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

TACIR Study Released

As part of the this years annexation moratorium bill  there was a requirement for study on annexation by TACIR. The draft of the study has been released. The study highlights Tennessee’s backwards liberal policies introduced in 1998 are out of … Continue reading

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Is Forced Annexation Good for Cities?

By:  Brendan Jennings The debate over Tennessee’s policy of forced annexation will reach a climax during the next two weeks in the state legislature. Rep. Mike Carter’s House Bill 475 will be up for consideration on Tuesday, April 9 during … Continue reading

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Article in Today’s Tennesseean About Yesterday’s Senate Action

Here is an article in today’s Nashville Tennesseean about yesterday’s (April 2) Senate vote on Sen. Bo Watson’s SB 279 to require future annexations to be approved by voters. Here is the link: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130403/NEWS0201/304030139/TN-bill-would-halt-municipal-annexation-possible-changes-system

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Senate Bill 279 Clears Committee Moves to House Finance Subcommittee

The committee representatives cleared SB 279 (the companion bill to Rep. Mike Carter’s HB 475 in the House) 9-0 in favor to move the bill to a TACIR summer study program with a two-year freeze on all annexations starting April … Continue reading

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