Articles by: Bobbie Patray

Tennessee Legislative Update , March 26, 2017

on March 26, 2017, 8:54 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 […]

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Legislative Update From Tennessee Eagle Forum March 20, 2017

Legislative Update From Tennessee Eagle Forum March 20, 2017

on March 20, 2017, 9:21 AM / in Opinion, 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 […]

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First in the Nation — Tennessee Files Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of the Federal Refugee

First in the Nation — Tennessee Files Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of the Federal Refugee

on March 14, 2017, 9:24 AM / in National News, State News

By the Thomas Moore Law Center ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center, a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, MI, today filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee General Assembly, and two State legislators, challenging the constitutionality of the federal refugee resettlement program as a violation of […]

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Legislative Update, March 11, 2017

Legislative Update, March 11, 2017

on March 12, 2017, 9:49 AM / in Opinion, 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 goingHERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to […]

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Tennessee Eagle Forum Legislative Update Feb. 25, 2017

on February 26, 2017, 8:15 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 […]

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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, 2017, 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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Here’s What We Know About Neil Gorsuch / NPR

Here’s What We Know About Neil Gorsuch / NPR

on February 6, 2017, 8:36 AM / in National News, Opinion

NOTE:  I was pleasantly surprised to hear this segment on NPR Sunday morning and it gives an interesting insight into the man that President Trump has nominated for the Supreme Court.   LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: It seems like five weeks and not five days since the president announced he would be nominating federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch to the […]

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Tennessee Legislative Update, February 5, 2017

Tennessee Legislative Update, February 5, 2017

on February 5, 2017, 7:35 AM / in State News

From The Tennessee Eagle Forum 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 […]

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Praying for the Peaceful transfer of government…………..

on January 20, 2017, 6:38 AM / in Opinion, Religion

“I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people-  for kings and […]

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110th General Assembly Completes Organizational Session

on January 16, 2017, 6:21 AM / in State News

The organizational session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly was conducted this week with Randy McNally being elected as the new speaker of the Tennessee Senate and Beth Harwell being unanimously voted to a fourth term as the speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.  Additionally, new committee appointments were made by each speaker and can be viewed in the […]

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It’s a new day……

on January 9, 2017, 7:56 AM / in State News

As the duly elected legislators gather in Nashville at the Capitol tomorrow at high noon, it really is, in many ways, a New Day. Some significant new leadership, probably many new committee chairmen, etc. I am reminded that we are COMMANDED to pray for our leaders. I urge you to do that daily. These men and women have put themselves […]

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These 11 changes could make Betsy DeVos the last (and best) secretary of education EVER

on December 10, 2016, 6:46 AM / in Opinion

By: Jane Robbins | December 06, 2016 Herewith a partial list of desirable actions: Fill deputy secretary positions with rock-solid, anti-Common Core, pro-local control advocates who know what they’re doing. Bill Evers and Sandra Stotsky come to mind. Release a plan for winding down the U.S. Department of Education. Practicalities preclude immediate elimination, but implementing an orderly dissolution is vital. […]

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A Thankful Heart

on November 24, 2016, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Thanksgiving is approaching and we are reminded to be thankful for the life God has given us. Bible verses about thanksgiving have a way of shaping our hearts into gratitude towards God. Every one has something to be thankiful for. Here are ten Bible Verses about the topic of Thankfulness. Psalm 30:11-12 (NAS) Thou hast turned for me my mourning […]

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Senate Republicans nominate McNally for lieutenant governor

Senate Republicans nominate McNally for lieutenant governor

on November 18, 2016, 8:36 AM / in State News

INTERESTING NOTE: Out of the 132 Tennessee Legislators, Sen. McNally is the ONLY legislator who has been there longer than I have. Tennessee Senate Republicans on Thursday voted unanimously to nominate Senator Randy McNally, an Oak Ridge Republican, to the top leadership post-lieutenant governor and speaker of the Senate. Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, a Blountville Republican, will continue to hold […]

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‘Suck it up’: Lawmaker wants to cut funding for schools coddling students over Trump

‘Suck it up’: Lawmaker wants to cut funding for schools coddling students over Trump

on November 17, 2016, 8:25 AM / in National News

An Iowa lawmaker is looking to slash funding for public colleges spending money on grief counseling and other kid-glove treatment for students upset over last week’s presidential election results — telling snowflakes everywhere: “Suck it up, buttercup.” Since Donald Trump’s upset victory last Tuesday, colleges across the country have brought in therapy dogs, canceled exams and held “cry-ins” on campus. […]

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Poor ‘snowflakes, they are melting….

on November 11, 2016, 7:45 AM / in Opinion

Puppies, cookies, Play dough, coloring books, hot chocolate, tea, ‘Cry Ins’, group hugs.  REALLY? Now stop and think — these students are legally ‘adults’ but they can’t handle not getting their way!!  Many are behaving like two-year-olds. When my daughter was just over two and had a tantrum I put her in the kitchen and she screamed and cried for […]

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ALERT:  Save the internet TODAY!!!!

ALERT: Save the internet TODAY!!!!

on September 21, 2016, 9:01 AM / in National News, State News

The Congress has JUST DAYS to keep the internet under US control and they MUST hear from their constituents. If you live in Tennessee you can send your Senators and your Representative by clicking on the graphic. (You can alter or add to the message provided.) If you live outside Tennessee, find your Senators HERE and find your House member […]

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The deed is done…..

on September 14, 2016, 8:01 AM / in Opinion, State News

All but 15 of the legislators were in attendance on Tuesday. Everyone was a bit surprised to see Rep. Jeremy Durham come in. The morning started with Rep. Rick Womick speaking about and trying to separate the Extraordinary Special Session and the other action the House was scheduled to take up later on the floor. Due process was a big […]

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Day 1 Special Session, Nashville

Day 1 Special Session, Nashville

on September 13, 2016, 7:26 AM / in State News

Well, I got a surprise yesterday when I arrived for the start of the Special Session, walked through the Plaza toward the escalator to go up to the tunnel to the Capitol.  It was closed!  That meant that I had to go back down the hall, out the front door of the Plaza, and walk up to the capitol — […]

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Remember Common Core? Now Social and Emotional Learning!

on August 16, 2016, 8:59 AM / in Opinion, State News

If you liked Common Core, you are going to LOVE “Social Emotional Learning”!! TO SEND AN EMAIL to your Senator and House member, please good HERE (You can alter and/or expand the text). It looks like Tennessee is now working with seven other states to develop “social-emotional learning” requirements, something like a non-academic version of Common Core, with the privately and government-funded […]

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