NASHVILLE - Tennesseans apparently ratified all four amendments to the state constitution Tuesday, including the controversial Amendment 1 giving the state Legislature power to restrict abortion and, if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned at the national level, to ban abortions in the state.
Repealed their right to "elect" the five Tennessee Supreme Court justices and 24 state appeals courts judges and replaced it with a system in which all 29 judges will be first appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature. Voters will get their turn at the end of the judges' terms, deciding whether to retain or reject them for second and subsequent terms (Amendment 2).
Banned the enactment of personal income taxes and payroll taxes measured by income, by the state and by all city and county governments (Amendment 3).
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