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Tennessee's governor holds office for a four year term and may serve a maximum of two terms. The governor is the only official who is elected statewide, making him one of the more powerful chief executives in the nation. The state does not elect the [[Lieutenant Governor]] directly, contrary to most other states; the Tennessee Senate elects its [[TN Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the Senate - Ron Ramsey|Speaker]] who serves as lieutenant governor.
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Tennessee's current state constitution was adopted in 1870. The state had two earlier constitutions. The first was adopted in 1796, the year Tennessee joined the union, and the second was adopted in 1834. The Tennessee Constitution outlaws martial law within its jurisdiction. This may be a result of the experience of Tennessee residents and other Southerners during the period of military control by Union (Northern) forces of the U.S. government after the American Civil War.
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==Initiative, Referendum and Recall==
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** Currently there is no initiative or referendum available in Tennessee. An alternative is Legislative referendum which is possible in all states ([http://iandrinstitute.org/New%20IRI%20Website%20Info/Drop%20Down%20Boxes/Requirements/Legislative%20Referendum%20States.pdf click here for list]), is when the state legislatures, an elected official, state appointed constitutional revision commission or other government agency or department submits propositions (constitutional amendments, statutes, bond issues, etc.) to the people for their approval or rejection. Every state requires that constitutional amendments proposed by the legislature be submitted to the citizenry via legislative referendum for approval or rejection. Legislative amendments (LA) are possible in Tennessee, and are constitutional amendments placed on the ballot by the legislature or governmental body. This includes constitutional bond issues and amendments proposed by a constitutional revision commission.[http://iandrinstitute.org/Virginia.htm (1)]
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'''Government of Tennessee'''<br>
* [[History of direct democracy in Tennessee]]
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[[Tennessee Constitution]] •
* [http://www.state.tn.us/tref/ Campaign Finance Laws]
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[[Judgepedia:Tennessee Supreme Court|Supreme Court]] •
* [http://disclosure.law.ucla.edu/statequery.asp Campaign Disclosure Project]
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[[Tennessee House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] •
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[[Tennessee Senate|Senate]]
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[[Tennessee Governor|Governor]]
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[[Tennessee Lieutenant Governor|Lieutenant Governor]] •
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[[Tennessee Attorney General|Attorney General]] •
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[[Tennessee Secretary of State|Secretary of State]]
  
===Counties===
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'''Tennessee Counties'''<br>
* [[Anderson County, Tennessee|Anderson]] | [[Bedford County, Tennessee|Bedford]], [[TN Benton| Benton]], [[TN Bledsoe|Bledsoe]] , [[TN Blount|Blount]], [[TN Bradley|Bradley]] , [[TN Campbell|Campbell]], [[TN Cannon|Cannon]] , [[TN Carroll|Carroll]], [[TN Carter|Carter]], [[TN Cheatham|Cheatham]] , [[TN Chester|Chester]] , [[TN Claiborne|Claiborne]] , [[TN Clay|Clay]] , [[TN Cocke|Cocke]] , [[TN Coffee|Coffee]], [[TN Crockett|Crockett]], [[TN Cumberland|Cumberland]] , [[TN Davidson|Davidson]] , [[TN Decatur|Decatur]], [[TN DeKalb|DeKalb]] , [[TN Dickson|Dickson]] , [[TN Dyer|Dyer]], [[TN Fayette|Fayette]], [[TN Fentress|Fentress]] , [[TN Franklin|Franklin]], [[TN Gibson|Gibson]] , [[TN Giles|Giles]] , [[TN Grainger|Grainger]], [[TN Greene|Greene]] , [[TN Grundy|Grundy]] , [[TN Hamblen|Hamblen]] , [[TN Hamilton|Hamilton]] , [[TN Hancock|Hancock]] , [[TN Hardeman|Hardeman]] , [[TN Hardin|Hardin]] , [[TN Hawkins|Hawkins]] , [[TN Haywood|Haywood]] , [[TN Henderson|Henderson]] , [[TN Henry|Henry]] , [[TN Hickman|Hickman]], [[TN Houston|Houston]], [[TN Humphreys|Humphreys]] , [[TN Jackson|Jackson]] , [[TN Jefferson|Jefferson]] , [[TN Johnson|Johnson]] , [[TN Knox|Knox]] , [[TN Lake|Lake]] , [[TN Lauderdale|Lauderdale]] , [[TN Lawrence|Lawrence]] , [[TN Lewis|Lewis]] , [[TN Lincoln|Lincoln]] , [[TN Loudon|Loudon]] , [[TN McMinn|McMinn]] , [[TN McNairy|McNairy]] , [[TN Macon|Macon]] , [[TN Madison|Madison]] , [[TN Marion|Marion]] , [[TN Marshall|Marshall]] , [[TN Maury|Maury]] , [[TN Meigs|Meigs]] , [[TN Monroe|Monroe]] , [[TN Montgomery|Montgomery]] , [[TN Moore|Moore]] , [[TN Morgan|Morgan]] , [[TN Obion|Obion]] , [[TN Overton|Overton]] , [[TN Perry|Perry]] , [[TN Pickett|Pickett]] , [[TN Polk|Polk]] , [[TN Putnam|Putnam]] , [[TN Rhea|Rhea]] , [[TN Roane|Roane]] , [[TN Robertson|Robertson]] , [[TN Rutherford|Rutherford]] , [[TN Scott|Scott]] , [[TN Sequatchie|Sequatchie]] , [[TN Sevier|Sevier]] , [[TN Shelby|Shelby]] , [[TN Smith|Smith]] , [[TN Stewart|Stewart]] , [[TN Sullivan|Sullivan]] , [[TN Sumner|Sumner]] , [[TN Tipton|Tipton]] , [[TN Trousdale|Trousdale]] , [[TN Unicoi|Unicoi]] , [[TN Union|Union]], [[TN Van Buren|Van Buren]] , [[TN Warren|Warren]] , [[TN Washington|Washington]] , [[TN Wayne|Wayne]] , [[TN Weakley|Weakley]] , [[TN White|White]] , [[TN Williamson|Williamson]] , [[TN Wilson|Wilson]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Anderson County, Tennessee|Anderson]] [[Sunshinereview:Bedford County, Tennessee|Bedford]] [[Sunshinereview:Benton County, Tennessee|Benton]] [[Sunshinereview:Bledsoe County, Tennessee|Bledsoe]] [[Sunshinereview:Blount County, Tennessee|Blount]] [[Sunshinereview:Bradley County, Tennessee|Bradley]] [[Sunshinereview:Campbell County, Tennessee|Campbell]] [[Sunshinereview:Cannon County, Tennessee|Cannon]] [[Sunshinereview:Carroll County, Tennessee|Carroll]] [[Sunshinereview:Carter County, Tennessee|Carter]] [[Sunshinereview:Cheatham County, Tennessee|Cheatham]] [[Sunshinereview:Chester County, Tennessee|Chester]] [[Sunshinereview:Claiborne County, Tennessee|Claiborne]] [[Sunshinereview:Clay County, Tennessee|Clay]] [[Sunshinereview:Cocke County, Tennessee|Cocke]] [[Sunshinereview:Coffee County, Tennessee|Coffee]] [[Sunshinereview:Crockett County, Tennessee|Crockett]] [[Sunshinereview:Cumberland County, Tennessee|Cumberland]] [[Sunshinereview:Davidson County, Tennessee|Davidson]] [[Sunshinereview:Decatur County, Tennessee|Decatur]] [[Sunshinereview:DeKalb County, Tennessee|DeKalb]] [[Sunshinereview:Dickson County, Tennessee|Dickson]] [[Sunshinereview:Dyer County, Tennessee|Dyer]] [[Sunshinereview:Fayette County, Tennessee|Fayette]] [[Sunshinereview:Fentress County, Tennessee|Fentress]] [[Sunshinereview:Franklin County, Tennessee|Franklin]] [[Sunshinereview:Gibson County, Tennessee|Gibson]] [[Sunshinereview:Giles County, Tennessee|Giles]] [[Sunshinereview:Grainger County, Tennessee|Grainger]] [[Sunshinereview:Greene County, Tennessee|Greene]] [[Sunshinereview:Grundy County, Tennessee|Grundy]] [[Sunshinereview:Hamblen County, Tennessee|Hamblen]] [[Sunshinereview:Hamilton County, Tennessee|Hamilton]] [[Sunshinereview:Hancock County, Tennessee|Hancock]] [[Sunshinereview:Hardeman County, Tennessee|Hardeman]] [[Sunshinereview:Hardin County, Tennessee|Hardin]] [[Sunshinereview:Hawkins County, Tennessee|Hawkins]] [[Sunshinereview:Haywood County, Tennessee|Haywood]] [[Sunshinereview:Henderson County, Tennessee|Henderson]] [[Sunshinereview:Henry County, Tennessee|Henry]] [[Sunshinereview:Hickman County, Tennessee|Hickman]] [[Sunshinereview:Houston County, Tennessee|Houston]] [[Sunshinereview:Humphreys County, Tennessee|Humphreys]] [[Sunshinereview:Jackson County, Tennessee|Jackson]] [[Sunshinereview:Jefferson County, Tennessee|Jefferson]] [[Sunshinereview:Johnson County, Tennessee|Johnson]] [[Sunshinereview:Knox County, Tennessee|Knox]] [[Sunshinereview:Lake County, Tennessee|Lake]] [[Sunshinereview:Lauderdale County, Tennessee|Lauderdale]] [[Sunshinereview:Lawrence County, Tennessee|Lawrence]] [[Sunshinereview:Lewis County, Tennessee|Lewis]] [[Sunshinereview:Lincoln County, Tennessee|Lincoln]] [[Sunshinereview:Loudon County, Tennessee|Loudon]] [[Sunshinereview:Macon County, Tennessee|Macon]] [[Sunshinereview:Madison County, Tennessee|Macon]] [[Sunshinereview:Marion County, Tennessee|Marion]] [[Sunshinereview:Marshall County, Tennessee|Marshall]] [[Sunshinereview:Maury County, Tennessee|Maury]] • [[Sunshinereview:McMinn County, Tennessee|McMinn]] • [[Sunshinereview:McNairy County, Tennessee|McNairy]] • [[Sunshinereview:Meigs County, Tennessee|Meigs]] [[Sunshinereview:Monroe County, Tennessee|Monroe]] [[Sunshinereview:Montgomery County, Tennessee|Montgomery]] [[Sunshinereview:Moore County, Tennessee|Moore]] [[Sunshinereview:Morgan County, Tennessee|Morgan]] [[Sunshinereview:Obion County, Tennessee|Obion]] [[Sunshinereview:Overton County, Tennessee|Overton]] [[Sunshinereview:Perry County, Tennessee|Perry]] [[Sunshinereview:Pickett County, Tennessee|Pickett ]] [[Sunshinereview:Polk County, Tennessee|Polk]] [[Sunshinereview:Putnam County, Tennessee|Putnam]] [[Sunshinereview:Rhea County, Tennessee|Rhea]] [[Sunshinereview:Roane County, Tennessee|Roane]] [[Sunshinereview:Robertson County, Tennessee|Robertson]] [[Sunshinereview:Rutherford County, Tennessee|Rutherford]] [[Sunshinereview:Scott County, Tennessee|Scott]] [[Sunshinereview:Sequatchie County, Tennessee|Sequatchie]] [[Sunshinereview:Sevier County, Tennessee|Sevier]] [[Sunshinereview:Shelby County, Tennessee|Shelby]] [[Sunshinereview:Smith County, Tennessee|Smith]] [[Sunshinereview:Stewart County, Tennessee|Stewart]] [[Sunshinereview:Sullivan County, Tennessee|Sullivan]] [[Sunshinereview:Sumner County, Tennessee|Sumner]] [[Sunshinereview:Tipton County, Tennessee|Tipton]] [[Sunshinereview:Trousdale County, Tennessee|Trousdale]] [[Sunshinereview:Unicoi County, Tennessee|Unicoi]] [[Sunshinereview:Union County, Tennessee|Union]] [[Sunshinereview:Van Buren County, Tennessee|Van Buren]] [[Sunshinereview:Warren County, Tennessee|Warren]] [[Sunshinereview:Washington County, Tennessee|Washington]] [[Sunshinereview:Wayne County, Tennessee|Wayne]] [[Sunshinereview:Weakley County, Tennessee|Weakley]] [[Sunshinereview:White County, Tennessee|White]] [[Sunshinereview:Williamson County, Tennessee|Williamson]] [[Sunshinereview:Wilson County, Tennessee|Wilson]] • '''[[Sunshinereview:Tennessee city and county ballot initiatives|All Tennessee counties...]]'''
  
  
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* [http://www.state.tn.us/ Tennessee's Official Website]
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===Key Government Officials===
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'''Ballots and elections'''
* [[Phil Bredesen]]
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* Historical ballot measures: [[List of Tennessee ballot measures|1912-2008]]
* [[Ron Ramsey]]
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* [[Tennessee city and county ballot initiatives|City and county ballot initiatives]]
* [[Tennessee Secretary of State]]
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* [[Tennessee local ballot measures|Local ballot measures]]
* [[Tennessee Attorney General]]
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* [[Tennessee school district bond issues|School district bond issues]]
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* [[Tennessee vote fraud|Vote fraud]]
  
==News and blogging resources==
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'''Laws and history'''
* [[Tennessee media]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Tennessee|Laws governing the initiative process]]
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* [[History of direct democracy in Tennessee|History of direct democracy]]
  
<small>Portions of this article were taken from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee Wikipedia] 6/26/07</small>
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'''Media and activism'''
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* [[Tennessee media|Newspapers and blogs]]
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* [[Tennessee political consultants|Political consultants]]
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* [[Tennessee political organizations|Political organizations]] and [[Tennessee ballot initiative activists|ballot activists]]
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Pam Murray recall appears to be successful

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee: Yesterday, Nashville residents cast their votes regarding whether to recall Nashville Councilwoman Pam Murray. Recall efforts began after Murray and Councilwoman Karen Bennett disputed a proposed bill that would have led to permitting mobile vendors on Cleveland Street in which some called Murray "unresponsive."Residents became increasingly concerned after a NewsChannel 5 report in April 2009 that revealed that Murray works for a methadone clinic in Detroit, Michigan despite her legal residence being in Nashville.[1] According to Nashville law, elected officials must reside in the city or district they represent.

Murray was first elected to the District 5 council in 2003.

ApprovedaAccording to unofficial results and the Davidson County Election Commission, the recall effort was approved. The election commission plans to certify the results on Monday.[2]

  • Pam Murray (incumbent): 540 (49.91%)
  • Jamie Hollin (challenger): 542 (50.09%)
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Tennessee Government

Government of Tennessee
Tennessee ConstitutionSupreme CourtHouse of RepresentativesSenateGovernorLieutenant GovernorAttorney GeneralSecretary of State

Tennessee Counties
AndersonBedfordBentonBledsoeBlountBradleyCampbellCannonCarrollCarterCheathamChesterClaiborneClayCockeCoffeeCrockettCumberlandDavidsonDecaturDeKalbDicksonDyerFayetteFentressFranklinGibsonGilesGraingerGreeneGrundyHamblenHamiltonHancockHardemanHardinHawkinsHaywoodHendersonHenryHickmanHoustonHumphreysJacksonJeffersonJohnsonKnoxLakeLauderdaleLawrenceLewisLincolnLoudonMaconMaconMarionMarshallMauryMcMinnMcNairyMeigsMonroeMontgomeryMooreMorganObionOvertonPerryPickett PolkPutnamRheaRoaneRobertsonRutherfordScottSequatchieSevierShelbySmithStewartSullivanSumnerTiptonTrousdaleUnicoiUnionVan BurenWarrenWashingtonWayneWeakleyWhiteWilliamsonWilsonAll Tennessee counties...


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