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Gov. Bill Haslam to decide this week on Medicaid expansion

Gov. Bill Haslam to decide this week on Medicaid expansion

on March 27, 2013, 6:46 AM / in Local News, News, State News

    Original story NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said today he expects to reach a decision soon on whether to recommend Tennessee pursue an expansion of its Medicaid program, TennCare, under the federal affordable care act. “We should have a decision ready this week,” Haslam told reporters this afternoon. “That’s about as specific as I can get at this point.” […]

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News Briefs for Tennessee and Around the Nation

News Briefs for Tennessee and Around the Nation

on March 26, 2013, 6:47 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Couple accused of putting child in oven NASHVILLE — A Nashville couple were jailed after being accused of routinely putting their 5-year-old child in an oven to punish him, officials said.  Lavelldo Washington, 34, and Corneisha Wilkerson, 23, face charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect after an investigation, prompted by the hospital treatment of the couple’s 2-month-old child for […]

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What Exactly Is A Tax

on March 24, 2013, 6:32 AM / in Local News, News, Opinion, State News

Later on in the article Mr. Humpheys explains that in the eyes of most in state and local government spending Federal money is not really spending money.

ECA supporters explained that the money is already appropriated by Congress and therefore available for use. Thus it’s not really being spent?

So spending the federal money is not really spending the money because it’s already there, or already part of the deficit. And the assessment is not a tax. It is, instead, the miraculous appearance of $639 million into the hands of hospitals taking care of the sick and injured who could not pay the money themselves.

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Tennessee Tea Party Groups Reject Lamar Alexander’s Push

on March 22, 2013, 7:53 PM / in Local News, News, State News

Nashville, Tenn. – Conservative and Tea Party groups across the state of Tennessee have signed a resolution (below) condemning Senator Lamar Alexander, Governor Bill Haslam, and Senator Bob Corker’s push for a national Internet sales tax scheme, known as the “Marketplace Fairness Act” (MFA). Sources indicate that language contained in the Act will be voted on in the US Senate […]

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UT — Making us proud?

UT — Making us proud?

on March 22, 2013, 7:40 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee 4:42am — Listening to Red Eye Radio on WTN – 99.7 as they are discussing ‘Sex Week at UT’. Setting aside the question of funding — public or private, the question remains:  Is the event appropriate for the University to hold? Senate Education Committee, March 20, 2013.  Click HERE and move slide over to […]

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Tennessee Balance of Powers Act

on March 21, 2013, 5:53 AM / in Local News, News, State News

This message was sent into us by Lucy. The “Balance of Powers Act” HB970 / Matheny,  passed the House State Government subcommittee today. This is one of two similar Bills in the legislature this year that are extremely important. I talked about the importance of this Bill in our last meeting. It is the very beginning of our state taking […]

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Help bring King’s Faith to our theater

on March 20, 2013, 9:19 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Thanks to Charles for the head’s Up…… Please watch the trailer at http://kingsfaith.com/ (you’ll have to cut and paste to your browser) and then, if you would like to see this movie shown in Jackson, please click on the link below.  Evidently, it takes at least 500 “demands”. If we can reach that goal the filmmakers will bring the movie […]

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Ribs & Loin fundraiser for Denis Bisangwa

Ribs & Loin fundraiser for Denis Bisangwa

on March 20, 2013, 9:07 AM / in Local News, News, People, Religion

Meet DENIS BISANGWA In 1990, Denis was born in a Refugee Camp in Uganda after his family fled Rwanda to escape violence and genocide.  Denis’ Father fought against the horrific genocide in Rwanda and lost his life when Denis was just 2 years old.  When Denis was 10 years old, he lost his Mother to illness.  Orphaned at 10 years […]

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HB621 pulled from subcommittee agenda! (Tennessee)

on March 20, 2013, 8:08 AM / in Local News, News, State News

By Jodi Preis Original Source I spoke directly with House Representative Brenda Gilmore yesterday, and I was pleased to learn that she has pulled from today’s Subcommittee agenda, a bill that had many dog owners across the state of Tennessee very concerned, and rightfully so. House Bill 621, as originally filed, was a poorly drafted bill that identified as “dangerous,” […]

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POLL on proposed amendment to HB621 (Tennessee)

POLL on proposed amendment to HB621 (Tennessee)

on March 19, 2013, 6:40 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Editor’s Note: The Nanny’s Are Out in Full Steam… To Protect Us from Ourselves and they will stop at nothing to accomplish our protection by stripping your choices away from you. And they say we are free…… MyFox News out of Memphis, TN has a poll regarding the proposed amendment to HB621: TN Lawmakers to consider bill that would require […]

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The times….they are a changing….

The times….they are a changing….

on March 19, 2013, 5:53 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

NOTE from our friends at FRC: This past week, three leading politicians took that stand, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). First, Senator Rubio made it clear that he is proud of where he stands: “Just because I believe states should have the right to define marriage in the traditional way does […]

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Nashville Tea Party Meeting

Nashville Tea Party Meeting

on March 18, 2013, 4:30 PM / in Local News, News, State News

Please Join us Thurs Mar 28 at 7PM at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel Conference Center: MAP Parking is FREE and there is no charge for attending. Bring friends, family and neighbors. Lets work together to preserve our Constitutional Republic. We have a full, information rich agenda and lots of great contributed door prizes (thanks to our donors) and everyone […]

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Growing Agencies Growing Government

on March 18, 2013, 10:51 AM / in Local News, News

Jackson Councilman/TREEDC Legal Affairs Director Ernest Brooks, II is proud to announce the 4rd Annual Renewable Energy Event for Area farmers and businesses to be held on April 22, 2013. TREEDC Founding Members Johnson Controls, Pathway Lending, The City of Jackson, Tennessee, Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Energy Authority, Tennessee Gas Association and the University of Tennessee have partnered […]

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News Briefs… March 18th 2013

News Briefs… March 18th 2013

on March 18, 2013, 9:45 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Mitch McConnell Declares Surrender on Obamacare Joining Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Kevin McCarthy, and Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell is declaring surrender on Obamacare. He will no longer fight it. You’d never know that if you paid attention to his preferred words about Obamacare at CPAC.  McConnell told the crowd that “Obamacare should be repealed root and branch.”  He also told […]

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Madison County Commission Meets This Morning

on March 18, 2013, 9:11 AM / in Local News, News

Some of the business they will be viewing: Appointment of Madison County Attorney by CLB. This is a two year term with Steve Maroney as the present attorney. A Resolution to approve an agreement between the Madison County, Tennessee County Court Clerk and the city of Jackson, Tennessee regarding issuance of city stickers The commission will ponder an agreement to […]

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Proposed TN pit bull law requires liability insurance

on March 17, 2013, 6:25 AM / in Local News, News, State News

If you have friends with pit bulls or you know groups that rescue and work with them, please make sure they know about this proposed law so they can contact this committee. The AKC opposes breed specific legislation and that’s exactly what this is. Original Article and Video Reporter’s note:  The original version of this story below provides links to […]

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A Little Down Time

A Little Down Time

on March 16, 2013, 7:32 AM / in Local News, News

We will be down for a while today. We are adding a new server and exchanging out another. We did get a new camera yesterday… well, it is new to us…. Years ago I swore I would never go to digital but that ended with the ease and versitility of these new cameras. The staff and I are starting simple with an […]

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West Memphis Considers Dog Ordinance

on March 15, 2013, 9:00 AM / in Local News, News, State News

by Candace McCowan, (West Memphis, AR) In a report on dog bites in West Memphis presented to the city council last week, pit bulls didn’t fare too well. Animal Control Commission member and Councilman Tracy Catt presented the report that showed pit bulls were responsible for 57% of the city’s 28 dog bites last year. Of the 16 pit bull […]

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News Briefs Tuesday March 12th 2013

News Briefs Tuesday March 12th 2013

on March 12, 2013, 6:55 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

GOOD NEWS!!!! Thanks to Lucy Hal Rounds (Master Scholar) has agreed to teach his class on the US Constitution and Declaration of Independence for those of us in and around the Savannah area. Mark your calendars for Saturday March 23rd and join us in the Savannah, Tennessee City Hall building. The course will start at 8:30 so be there and be […]

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Fighting for Gun Rights

Fighting for Gun Rights

on March 12, 2013, 4:23 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

At a time when gun control might have been easy to get passed, an unprecedented reaction to the heavy hand of government control reveals itself across the country. As of today, 348 sheriffs and 14 sheriffs associations have publicly stepped forward to let the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association know that they will not be enforcing any new federal […]

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