TN Supreme Court justices give generously to Democratic candidates, records show

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

The Assembly on Wednesday passed a bipartisan bill doubling campaign contribution limits in Wisconsin. This bill is far from perfect and I know there are members on both sides of the aisle with heartburn on this legislation,” said JoCasta Zamarripa, D-Milwaukee. She voted for the bill.

The three Tennessee Supreme Court justices up for retention like to give lots of money to Democrats, including Phil Bredesen, who appointed all three to the court, and even Al Gore.

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Zip codes shouldn’t determine a child’s future, Nashville panel says

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

FAILURE ON THE RISE: More Virginia schools failed to reach "fully accredited" status this year.

Tennessee resident Arika Trevino told a panel of school of choice advocates in Nashville this week a tenured union teacher emotionally damaged her autistic son, now 9, when he was only in first grade.

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You can offer free reduced lunch to all in TN, but you can’t guarantee results

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Commentary, Tennessee  /  No Comments

waste not

This challenge goes out to all the government bureaucrats who have decreed taxpayers must pay for all free and reduced lunches and breakfasts for some of Tennessee’s public school students — rich and poor alike.

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Cronyism could be behind Memphis order against Uber, Lyft

By   /  July 21, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

FREE-MARKET SOLUTION STYMIED: When Pittsburghers needed an alternative to taxis, ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft filled the gap. Now, state regulations are jeopardizing that.

Most Memphis residents already know that city officials, citing public safety concerns, imposed cease-and-desist orders against private ride-share companies Uber and Lyft. But city officials were possibly acting in their own interests instead.

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Environmental director who warned against flushing shoes departs

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

Photo by Chris Butler and Misty Hughes McKeithen

Sandra Dudley has moved on, free to worry about other toilets in other places.

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TN Supreme Court justices gave money to Democrats for ‘voter contact’

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

Tennessee Democratic Party

The Tennessee Democratic Party accepted nearly $5,000 from three state Supreme Court justices up for retention next month and is using that money for voter contact services, according to online campaign finance records.

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