Obamacare insurance navigator with sketchy history gets even more taxpayer money

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  News, Obamacare, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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The federal government is giving an Obamacare insurance navigator, Seedco, which has a reported history of fraud, $1.4 million to operate in Tennessee this fiscal year

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Agency that regulates TN utilities resists audit committee for itself

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee General Assembly, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee agency most directly responsible for regulating the state’s privately owned utilities has resisted calls to regulate itself and audit its own finances, according to a report state Comptroller Justin Wilson released this month.
Tennessee Regulatory Authority Executive Director Earl R. Taylor told comptrollers this past summer that taxpayers [...]

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Amendment opponents say government waste is hard to prove

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Members of a Tennessee-based nonprofit say government has no need to streamline itself, and they direly predict drastic cuts in government services if voters in November support Amendment 3, which bans state income taxes.

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Hospitals making millions off 340B federal program meant to help needy

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Hospitals and clinics across Tennessee and the United States are reportedly using revenue from one failing federal entitlement, known as the 340B program, to subsidize two other failing government programs — Medicare and Medicaid.

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Chattanooga plays part in FCC’s desire to trump state law on government Internet

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s talk about using his agency to overrule state laws restricting the growth of government-owned networks that sell Internet service apparently is the result of a request from Chattanooga.

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Tennessee Judicial Conduct Board dismisses complaint against justice

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — The state Board of Judicial Conduct has dismissed an activist’s complaint that Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade didn’t abide by the very judicial conduct rules he helped create.
“Both disciplinary counsel and the investigative panel investigated and considered your complaint very seriously and felt it raised an area of [...]

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