Medicaid expansion could be among issues facing 2015 TN General Assembly

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

The Tennessee State Capitol.

Tennessee Republicans, after just having increased already existing majorities in the state’s General Assembly, will likely have a fight with Democrats over whether to expand Medicaid in the upcoming 2015 legislative session.

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Fire chief loses department money after leaving it in unlocked car

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — One chief in Overton County’s Volunteer Fire Department left $570 of the department’s money in an unlocked car.
Guess how this story ends.
Someone took the money, according to a recently released audit from Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson.
Fire Chief Charles Neal told Tennessee Watchdog this week he was waiting to deposit […]

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More than 40,000 immigrants in TN may benefit from Obama action

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

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Two Tennessee legislators say President Barack Obama’s decision to provide temporary legal status and work permits for around 5 million immigrants in the country illegally may force Tennessee to raise taxes.

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Report: Medicaid expansion in Tennessee would kill jobs

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

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By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — Interest groups can harp on all day about Tennessee’s supposed need to expand Medicaid under Obamacare.
A new report, however, strongly suggests doing so would kill several thousand jobs in the state and undo whatever economic progress Tennessee has made since the national economy almost collapsed six years ago.
The free […]

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Bring essential Internet to rural communities, officials say

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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The Internet is as essential to life as food and water, and it’s not fair that some people have it while others don’t.

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TN officials using their ammo against them, firearms group says

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

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The state is using its power against the Tennessee Firearms Association, says the group’s president, John Harris.

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