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VOL. 129 | NO. 65 | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bill Seeks 'In God We Trust' Signage at Capitol

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NASHVILLE (AP) – A bill calling for the phrase "In God We Trust" to be painted in the tunnel that connects the Tennessee Capitol and the Legislative Plaza is headed for a full House vote.

The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Mike Sparks of Smyrna originally sought to require the phrase to be displayed above the main Capitol entrances and behind the speakers' podiums in both the House and Senate.

But the measure was amended in the House Finance Committee on Tuesday to instead instruct State Capitol Commission to study the feasibility of painting the national motto in the tunnel.

The state adopted its official slogan is "Tennessee – America at Its Best" in 1965. The words "Agriculture and Commerce" from the state seal were adopted as the official state motto in 1987.

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