Tennessee editorial roundup

November 12, 2014 8:19 PM

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The 2014 elections were a third consecutive blowout by Republicans in Tennessee, extending the party's supermajorities in both houses of the legislature, handing the governor an historic margin of victory, and expanding the constitutional powers of both the governor and the legislature.

Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, was quick to outline how the legislature would implement restrictions on abortion clinics authorized in Amendment 1. The amendment, which passed with 53 percent of the vote, stripped the constitutional guarantee of privacy for Tennesseans as it relates...

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