Here are the 10 most-read TNJ blog posts so far this year

Lawmakers attend Gov. Bill Lee’s State of the State address in Nashville on Jan. 31, 2022. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

Here are the most read stories on the TNJ: On the Hill blog through the first half of the year:

10. GOP attorney John Ryder dies. May 15.

9. Here’s who is retiring from the General Assembly this year. March 29.

Rep. Brandon Ogles attends a House floor session in Nashville on Jan. 31, 2022. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

8. Guess who’s back? Judge restores Starbuck to ballot. June 3.

7. Lee chooses Campbell to fill Supreme Court vacancy. Jan. 12.

Gov. Bill Lee delivers his State of the State address on Jan. 31, 2022. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

6. Drew Alexander, son of former governor, dies at 52. Jan. 1.

5. Robin Smith resigns, pleads guilty. April 7.

Reps. Robin Smith (R-Hixson) and Mark Cochran (R-Englewood) are sworn into the 112th General Assembly on Jan. 12, 2021. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

4. Ex-girlfriend testifies Cothren had her register PAC for him. Jan. 14.

3. Lee declines to sign ‘truth in sentencing’ bill. May 5.

House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville), left, and Rep. Pat Marsh (R-Shelbyville) await a joint convention on Jan. 31, 2022. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

2. Trump endorses Ortagus in 5th District. Jan. 25.

1. Hargett charged with DUI after Bonnaroo visit. June 18.

Secretary of State Tre Hargett speaks with Rep. Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) before Gov. Bill Haslam’s final State of the State address on Jan. 29, 2018 in Nashville. (Photo credit: Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)