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Ron Ramsey
Tennessee General Assembly adjourns for the year

The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned for the year on Wednesday following an often contentious session highlighted by the passage of legislation that would allow handgun-carry permit holders to be armed in any state park, and the failed attempt to make the Bible the official state book. The gun bill — which includes allowing permit holders to be armed in greenways, playgrounds and sports fields — was eventually stripped of a provision that would have allowed permit holders to be armed at the state Capitol complex, a provision Gov. Bill Haslam adamantly opposed. "We wanted to be able to send a bill to the governor that he would sign," said Rep. Matthew Hill,...