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Legislative Update, April 30, 2017

Legislative Update, April 30, 2017

on April 30, 2017, 7:45 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 […]

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Arkansas executes fourth inmate in 11 days

Arkansas executes fourth inmate in 11 days

on April 28, 2017, 8:48 AM / in State News

Arkansas executed Kenneth Williams, 38, on Thursday night, marking the fourth of eight scheduled executions the state had scheduled over 11 days. Courts blocked the other four planned executions. Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) scheduled the unprecedented flurry of executions to get them done before the state’s supply of one of its three lethal injection drugs expires at the end of […]

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Victims Allege Seattle Mayor Raped Kids And Covered It Up

Victims Allege Seattle Mayor Raped Kids And Covered It Up

on April 28, 2017, 8:42 AM / in State News

KIRO TV has really been covering this topic –  This Sodomite needs to be removed (from the earth IMHO) – not protecting the pedophiles he covers for. Jackie http://www.kiro7.com/search?q=Mayor%20Ed%20Murray By Sean Adl-Tabatabai  /  Your News Wire.com Three more childhood victims of sexual assault have come forward and accused Democrat Seattle mayor Ed Murray of raping them in the 1980’s.  Delvonn Heckard […]

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Vets Set Up “Muslim Free Zones”. Liberals ATTACK…But Look Who BACKED The Vets!

on April 28, 2017, 8:37 AM / in State News

I love it.  Finally someone has woken up to the fact of the old saying, “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander”.   Great. US Army vet Troy Maxham found that out when he publicly declared his property to be a “Muslim-free zone.” Conservative Post Reports From Mad World News: Vermont resident Troy Maxham selflessly served his country, […]

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News briefs: Waste, fraud and abuse in Tennessee for April 2017

News briefs: Waste, fraud and abuse in Tennessee for April 2017

on April 28, 2017, 7:15 AM / in State News

By Chris Butler  /   Tennessee Watchdog Bureau Chief’s Note: This is a monthly feature detailing waste, fraud, abuse and other examples of government excess in Tennessee, some of it reported by us, some of it reported by other media. Look for these to run the last week of every month. Fentress County Sheriff busted for alleged sex with inmates […]

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Meet Bari Watson Beasley, New Heritage Foundation CEO

Meet Bari Watson Beasley, New Heritage Foundation CEO

on April 28, 2017, 6:55 AM / in State News

Emily R. West, USA TODAY NETWORK Walking on the sidewalk in downtown Franklin, Bari Watson Beasley has already found her favorite spot. Looking above her, she came to a stop. The marquee lights on the Franklin Theatre flashed with musicians and movies to come. Arguably, the theatre’s standing on Main Street is one the success stories of the Heritage Foundation […]

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Tennessee lawmakers seek to ban sexting by minors

Tennessee lawmakers seek to ban sexting by minors

on April 28, 2017, 6:45 AM / in Opinion, State News

Tennessee lawmakers want to make it against the law for minors to send or keep sexually explicit messages on smartphones. The Tennessean reports that the measure introduced on behalf of state prosecutors and juvenile court judges passed the House on an 84-0 vote last week, and is headed for full Senate vote next week. The bill is sponsored by two Williamson […]

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Bill introduced to expand wilderness in Polk, Monroe counties

Bill introduced to expand wilderness in Polk, Monroe counties

on April 28, 2017, 6:27 AM / in National News, State News

Theft on a Grand Scale, maybe. Tenth Amendment Center Rob Natelson wrote: Under the Property Clause (Art. IV, Sec. 3, Cl. 2), land titled to the federal government and held outside state boundaries is “Territory.” Federal land held within state boundaries is “other Property.” * If the host state agrees, the federal government can acquire an “enclave” within the state […]

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Iowa: Christian Man Executed In Front Of His Kids

on April 27, 2017, 8:44 AM / in State News

by Tim Brown  /  Freedom Outpost A 41-year-old Christian man was executed in front of his children in a parking lot in Iowa as he waited to pick up his wife on Friday night. Sometime around 10:30 pm, Stephen Kim was waiting for his wife with his boys in a parking lot at an apartment complex, which the couple used […]

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Army Veteran Tied Service Dog to Tree, Shot It 5 Times on Camera: Cops

Army Veteran Tied Service Dog to Tree, Shot It 5 Times on Camera: Cops

on April 27, 2017, 6:29 AM / in State News

By Deborah Hastings  /  Inside Edition An Army veteran and her soldier boyfriend have been arrested for allegedly tying her service dog to a tree and shooting it five times at close range while laughing, authorities said. Marinna Rollins, 23, and Jarren Heng, 26, were charged with felony counts of animal cruelty and conspiracy in Fayetteville, N.C. They are being held in […]

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Texas poised to pass ‘sanctuary city’ ban with jail penalty

Texas poised to pass ‘sanctuary city’ ban with jail penalty

on April 27, 2017, 6:20 AM / in State News

By JIM VERTUNO AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans were poised Wednesday to take a big step toward banning “sanctuary cities” in their state, debating a bill through which police chiefs and sheriffs could even be jailed for not cooperating fully with federal immigration authorities. Although Democrats don’t have the votes in the Republican-controlled Legislature to stop the bill from […]

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Chaffetz out for surgery

Chaffetz out for surgery

on April 27, 2017, 6:12 AM / in National News, State News

Prayers for Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, who stated he needed immediate foot surgery and will be out of Washington for three to four weeks, missing a key vote on a spending bill to keep the government open. Chaffetz, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, surprised the political world last week by announcing he will not seek re-election. He […]

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Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore running for U.S. Senate

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore running for U.S. Senate

on April 27, 2017, 5:43 AM / in National News, State News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Suspended Alabama Chief Justice and gay marriage opponent Roy Moore announced Wednesday he is running for U.S. Senate. The fiery Republican jurist, who was suspended from the bench on accusations that he urged defiance of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gays and lesbians to marry, said he will seek the Senate seat previously held by […]

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School voucher bill dies in House Budget Sub

on April 26, 2017, 4:29 PM / in State News

Published April 26, 2017 | By Tom Humphrey H/T to Kathryn This year’s leading school voucher bill, declared a “pilot project” that would apply only in Shelby County, died quietly in the House Budget Subcommittee Wednesday. Rep. Harry Brooks, R-Knoxville, sponsor of HB126, officially put off further consideration until next year in the Budget Subcommittee. Voucher bills have failed repeatedly […]

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Muslim charged with beating woman with U.S. flag skips court

Muslim charged with beating woman with U.S. flag skips court

on April 26, 2017, 6:11 AM / in State News

World Net Daily LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – It was a case that drew national attention last year even as it was completely ignored by CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and the rest of the establishment media – a mother and daughter in the Atlanta area were attacked by a complete stranger dressed in a black burqa and beaten with their own Stars […]

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TEA a tool for liberal-progressive agenda, former members say

TEA a tool for liberal-progressive agenda, former members say

on April 25, 2017, 7:44 AM / in Opinion, State News

In an exclusive new documentary you’ll only see on Tennessee Watchdog, teachers who were formerly affiliated with the Tennessee Education Association go on record to describe it as a tool for the liberal-progressive agenda. They also say TEA members engage in inflammatory Saul Alinsky-style tactics to get their way and care little for the students’ bests interests. Three teachers who once belonged […]

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New Orleans begins removing Confederate monuments

on April 25, 2017, 7:22 AM / in State News

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Monday kicked off the process of removing four monuments to the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy.” The first statue taken down was the Battle of Liberty Place statue on Iberville Street, which was originally erected to honor members of the “Crescent City White League” who battled the racially integrated city police and state militia. […]

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Arkansas carries out first double execution since 2000

Arkansas carries out first double execution since 2000

on April 25, 2017, 7:18 AM / in State News

Arkansas carried out the nation’s first back-to-back executions in 17 years on Monday night. First, the state put to death Jack Jones, who was convicted of raping and murdering a woman in 1995, shortly after 7 p.m. Lawyers for the second inmate, Marcel Williams, filed for a stay, saying the first execution had been botched, but a judge lifted the […]

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Nashville sued over new affordable housing law

Nashville sued over new affordable housing law

on April 25, 2017, 6:05 AM / in State News

By Joey Garrison , USA Today Network Metro Nashville was hit with a highly anticipated lawsuit on Monday by the free market think-tank Beacon Center of Tennessee over a new Metro policy that is aimed at jump-starting more affordable housing. The center’s lawsuit contends Metro violated state law when it passed the new policy, which will require residential apartment developers in Nashville building five […]

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Senate waters down travel disclosure bill

on April 25, 2017, 5:59 AM / in State News

By Joel Ebert   /   USA Today A bill that requires lawmakers to disclose expenses and the source of funding for travel was watered down in the Senate on Monday. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Doug Overbey, R-Maryville, and Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, was introduced after the USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee uncovered numerous legislative trips funded by politically connected people. The trips, which included […]

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