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Governor 'glad' to meet with woman who accused lawmaker

Mar. 19, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that it took "a lot of courage" for a woman to meet with him last week about her accusations of sexual misconduct against a state lawmaker. The Republican told reporters that he was glad to meet Christi Rice and hear her story, but declined to...

Tennessee Republican defends accused lawmaker appointment

Feb. 21, 2019 5:06 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top Tennessee Republican has gone on the defensive after detailing what he would do if he were sexually assaulted as he fielded questions on appointing a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct to oversee an education committee. A video recording released this week showed House...

A look at the women leading legislatures across the US

Jan. 26, 2019 10:22 AM EST

After a wave of women won election last year, numerous women ascended to leadership positions in state House and Senate chambers in 2019. But part of that influx was offset by the departure of female lawmakers who had been in leadership roles. The Associated Press tracked the top leadership positions for each...