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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:38 pm, TN

May 1, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or apnashville(at)ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments. All times are Central.

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Top Stories:

TESTING INNOCENCE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The New York based Innocence Project is announcing a new filing to seek DNA testing in a Tennessee death row case.

VOUCHERS-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee lawmakers negotiating a Republican-led effort to divert more tax money to private education reached a compromise Wednesday on a plan to give debit cards to participating families worth up to $7,300 in state education funds each year.

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_DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSIONS-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: Tennessee lawmakers have signed off on legislation that would prevent the state from revoking or suspending driver’s licenses over unpaid court costs.

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SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK-STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS

NEW YORK _ As Small Business Week approaches, the nation’s smallest companies in the aggregate are by many accounts doing fairly well. They’re not, however, thriving en masse in direct response to Trump administration and Republican policies.

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_TITANS-HABITAT, from Nashville: The Titans Foundation has donated $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity as part of a work project taking place in Nashville this fall.

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