Articles by: Bobbie Patray

Legislative Update, Week of March 21, 2020

Legislative Update, Week of March 21, 2020

on March 23, 2020, 9:44 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Making a way…

on March 23, 2020, 9:22 AM / in National News

Good morning Well, I trust everyone got through the weekend all right!  We are certainly living in ‘interesting times’!! Are your children or grandchildren home now?  For those for whom this is a new experience, my friend, Sam Sorbo is doing something to help you out. Sam and her family were in Nashville a few years ago.  She brought her children […]

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More State Business Stuff

on March 18, 2020, 8:55 AM / in State News

This is a very interesting article about the BEP Program: State Commission Report: State and Local Education Funding for K-12 Exceeded Basic Education Program Requirements by $2.1 Billion in 2017-18 March 9, 2020 Laura Baigert According to a state commission report that studied education funding for fiscal year 2017-2018, the combined state and local government funding exceeded the Basic Education Program […]

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Tennessee Addresses it’s big business

on March 18, 2020, 8:54 AM / in State News

I am sure that you want to know what the legislature is doing.  Here is the latest: Tennessee General Assembly Addresses Procedures and Bills Deemed Necessary to Pass a Budget for Fiscal Year 2021, Including Two That Raise Taxes The Tennessee General Assembly adjusted schedules at the start of the week for Tuesday to address only those procedures and bills […]

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Legislative Update, Week of March 14, 2020

Legislative Update, Week of March 14, 2020

on March 16, 2020, 6:45 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Legislative Update, For The Week of March 7, 2020

Legislative Update, For The Week of March 7, 2020

on March 10, 2020, 9:20 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Tennessee Legislative Update, March 2, 2020

Tennessee Legislative Update, March 2, 2020

on March 2, 2020, 9:14 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at […]

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Tennessee Legislative Update, February 24, 2020

Tennessee Legislative Update, February 24, 2020

on February 24, 2020, 7:24 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Legislative Update, February 15, 2020

Legislative Update, February 15, 2020

on February 15, 2020, 7:55 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Not Going Smoothly

Not Going Smoothly

on February 15, 2020, 7:01 AM / in State News

Good morning Learning what happened in the House  Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday, I was reminded of that book title: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  From all reports, it WAS a difficult day for the Department of Education (you can watch below). GOP chairman regrets voting for voucher bill, says program won’t be implemented in 2020 Natalie […]

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There is no lawful role for the federal government in education

There is no lawful role for the federal government in education

on February 9, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, State News

The General Education Provisions Act of 1965: No provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, or over the selection of library resources, textbooks, […]

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Legislative Action in Tennessee Feb. 3rd 2020

Legislative Action in Tennessee Feb. 3rd 2020

on February 3, 2020, 9:06 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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The Origin of ‘Drag Queen Story Hour:’ Read Stories of Gender Identity and Same-Sex Relationships to Children Three to Eight Years Old

The Origin of ‘Drag Queen Story Hour:’ Read Stories of Gender Identity and Same-Sex Relationships to Children Three to Eight Years Old

on February 1, 2020, 6:32 AM / in National News, Opinion

Good morning OK, just so you know, I AM standing in my chair screaming!!!  (Well, sort of!!) The Origin of ‘Drag Queen Story Hour:’ Read Stories of Gender Identity and Same-Sex Relationships to Children Three to Eight Years Old by Mary Margaret Olohan Drag Queen Story Hours started out as niche events on the West Coast, but these events – […]

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Good morning, January 29th 2020

Good morning, January 29th 2020

on January 29, 2020, 8:15 AM / in National News, Opinion

This problem has been around a long time and it is wonderful to see the Trump administration trying to deal with it. Here is just one example of the ‘birth industry’: Woman pleads guilty in helping wealthy Chinese visitors give birth to American babies Irvine woman faces up to 15 years in prison. Her company once claimed 500 customers. An […]

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Legislative Update January 26, 2020

Legislative Update January 26, 2020

on January 26, 2020, 6:00 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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All about abortion after all?

All about abortion after all?

on January 20, 2020, 7:32 AM / in Opinion

Good morning! Well, here we go AGAIN.  The proponents of the ERA remain committed to ‘passing the ERA’ despite what the Justice Department or anyone else might say or rule. Virginia has most recently acted to RATIFY.  We believe that it is the ABORTION issue that is driving this effort all together. As many of you know, it was opposing […]

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“I basically just made it up”

“I basically just made it up”

on January 13, 2020, 6:55 AM / in National News, Opinion

Good morning! Did it occur to you as it has to me, how many times our CHILDREN are the target of the liberals who are out to change their lives and ours? How did we even get to the place where surgically mutilating a child’s normal, healthy body is acceptable??? And now we are learning, at least in part, some […]

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A little Potpourri at the end of the year

A little Potpourri at the end of the year

on January 3, 2020, 7:48 AM / in National News, Opinion

Well, I can truly attest to the ‘fact’ that the older you get, the faster time FLIES!!! We are now in 2020!  What??  How did that happen?? I suspect that you, like me, remember all the hullabaloo when we went from 1999 to 2000 and now, in a blink of a eye, it is 20 years later!!! My wish for […]

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Happy or Holy?

Happy or Holy?

on December 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, Religion

While parts of my life are VERY high tech (see, you can teach an ‘old dog’ new tricks!), there is one area that is very OLD SCHOOL. I don’t have my calendar on my phone, or in any of my three computers. My calendar hangs on the wall just to the right of my monitor showing one month at the […]

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Blessings float down like soft snowflakes….

Blessings float down like soft snowflakes….

on December 23, 2019, 8:17 AM / in Opinion

Good morning This is such a special week, my favorite time of year. I love the CHRISTmas season, especially the lights.  Jesus said He was the “Light of the world” and I love the glittering reminders in my home and the yards of others. As we think about the REAL meaning of this week and what we celebrate, there is […]

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