New Regulations/Health Concerns

The Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has warned the state’s 56-thousand unemployment claimants that they will soon be required to prove they are looking for work. Beginning in April, claimants also will be required to meet face-to-face with state job service employees.  
 
The House has voted to allow public buildings to display such “historically significant documents” as the Ten Commandments, the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence. The companion bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate State and Local Government Committee today.  
 
A proposal that would allow teachers to remove disruptive students from Tennessee classrooms has passed the Senate. Under the proposal, principals must “fully support the authority of every teacher … to remove a student from the classroom.”  
 
The unusually warm temperatures are causing extremely high pollen counts in Tennessee. Doctors recommend those who suffer from allergies to be proactive in an attempt to prevent getting sick.

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