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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Open records request in Heitman case to cost more than $2,000

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

open records

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — Alex Heitman’s parents want the Oak Ridge School System to offer specific documents proving their deceased son stole school money to use on himself — but it will evidently cost them more than $2,000.
As Tennessee Watchdog reported, Heitman was the Oak Ridge School System’s director of business services. An audit, [...]

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TN legislators could remove Nashville judge

By   /  July 15, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

Judge Casey Moreland

If the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct does nothing about a Nashville judge accused of abusing his authority, state legislators might — perhaps even kick him off the bench.

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