State News

Tennessee Responds to California’s Travel Ban to the State

on June 28, 2017, 8:13 AM / in Opinion, State News

BY V SAXENA  /  Conservative Tribune Thanks Thomas “feel the pain and not Tennessee.” “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we urge the other forty-eight states to refrain from imposing their unfounded moral judgment on their sister states as California has done in order to prevent escalating foolishness,” the resolution further added. The resolution also slammed California for its “exorbitant taxes, […]

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Man claims dog was poisoned, killed

on June 28, 2017, 8:06 AM / in State News

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) Memphis pet owners are on guard because of online rumors suggesting dogs are being poisoned at an alarmingly high rate. WMC Action News 5 investigators reached out to Memphis Police Department to separate fact from fiction. We learned there is some truth to the rumors. WMC Action News 5 – Memphis, TennesseeWe found two cases of possible […]

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Maxine Waters tells supporters what she plans to do to Ben Carson

Maxine Waters tells supporters what she plans to do to Ben Carson

on June 28, 2017, 7:05 AM / in National News, State News

Carlos Garcia    /   The Blaze Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) told a town hall rally of supporters, and a few Trump protesters, what she planned to do to President Trump’s Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. According to a Los Angeles Times reporter at the event on Saturday in Gardena, California, Waters said that Carson should go back […]

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Woman Stabbed to Death While Walking Home Through Park Behind School: ‘No One Deserves That’

Woman Stabbed to Death While Walking Home Through Park Behind School: ‘No One Deserves That’

on June 28, 2017, 6:51 AM / in State News

By Caitlin Nolan Police are searching for the person or persons responsible for the brutal murder of a Philadelphia woman who was viciously attacked on the shortcut she regularly took home. Debra Gulliver, 33, was on her way home after a night out with friends when she walked through a park behind Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School at […]

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Supreme Court: Bureaucracy Before Landowners

Supreme Court: Bureaucracy Before Landowners

on June 27, 2017, 9:05 AM / in National News, State News

On June 23, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion eroding property rights in the United States. In a split decision, 5-3, the high court held that in cases pitting bureaucrats against landowners, the bureaucrats are to be favored and they do not have to compensate property holders appropriately if the regulations they issue severely devalue the […]

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Yale sues Connecticut over gender-neutral restrooms

Yale sues Connecticut over gender-neutral restrooms

on June 27, 2017, 8:50 AM / in State News

At least one Ivy League School has some sense, according to the AP: NEW HAVEN, Conn. –  Yale University is suing Connecticut over its plan to turn single-user restrooms into gender-neutral bathrooms at its law school. The New Haven Register reports the state building inspector’s office previously denied the school’s request for an exemption from the state building code requiring that […]

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Student who registered dead people for Democrats is now headed to prison

on June 27, 2017, 8:34 AM / in Opinion, State News

In a voter fraud case that Rick Moran tells us we can safely ignore because, as we all know, there’s no such thing as voter fraud. A Democratic party operative in Virginia is going to jail for 100 days after pleading guilty to registering dead people to vote. James Madison University student Andrew J. Spieles, 21, worked for Harrisonburg Votes, a political […]

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Fugitive lawyer says he’s fled the US using fake passport

Fugitive lawyer says he’s fled the US using fake passport

on June 26, 2017, 7:14 AM / in National News, State News

FILE – In this Oct 7, 2013 file photo, attorney Eric Conn gestures as he invokes his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Conn, a fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case, has fled the country using a […]

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Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd Donated $250,000 to La Raza Affiliate And Has Not Renounced Nashville Sanctuary City Ordinance

Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd Donated $250,000 to La Raza Affiliate And Has Not Renounced Nashville Sanctuary City Ordinance

on June 26, 2017, 6:31 AM / in State News

Top Story from The Tennessee Star Almost immediately after the Metro Nashville Council voted on second reading to pass a sanctuary city ordinance last week, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), State Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma) and gubernatorial candidates, Mae Beavers and Bill Lee, issued strong rebukes to the city’s move to violate federal and state law. The Randy Boyd campaign, despite being asked directly […]

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One Tennessee corporate handout a case in disaster management

One Tennessee corporate handout a case in disaster management

on June 26, 2017, 6:23 AM / in State News

By Chris Butler   /    Tennessee Watchdog Tennessee taxpayers gave 10 wealthy corporations more than $4 billion in handouts, and state officials had to practice disaster management when dealing with one project gone wrong. The numbers came from the Washington D.C.-based Good Jobs First. Tennessee Watchdog has already identified a listing of those 10 corporations who took taxpayer money. But, […]

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What happened a the June 20th Council meeting: Sanctuary city bill passes 2nd reading, Budget adopted.

What happened a the June 20th Council meeting: Sanctuary city bill passes 2nd reading, Budget adopted.

on June 26, 2017, 6:18 AM / in State News

A Disgruntled Republican in Nashville If you are going to watch the Council meeting, you need a copy of the Council agenda and the Council staff analysis or you really will not know what is going on. You can get the agenda and analysis and my commentary on the agenda at this link. The big news of the night is […]

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Sheriff drops mayor bid in Tennessee’s 3rd-largest county

Sheriff drops mayor bid in Tennessee’s 3rd-largest county

on June 26, 2017, 6:04 AM / in State News

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones is dropping his bid for Knox County mayor, citing an unspecified health issue in his family. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Jones made the announcement Friday on the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. A spokeswoman said the term-limited sheriff would not be doing any interviews about the decision. Former state […]

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Corker Says President Trump Is Keeping His Word To Veterans

on June 26, 2017, 6:01 AM / in National News, State News

When he is good, he is really good….. Friday was a good day for some. Senator Bob Corker on Friday day released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S.1094). The bipartisan legislation will increase accountability within the VA by streamlining the process […]

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Mae Beavers Hits New UT President For Reinstating Campus Diversity Office

Mae Beavers Hits New UT President For Reinstating Campus Diversity Office

on June 26, 2017, 5:57 AM / in State News

Republican gubernatorial candidate Senator Mae Beavers expressed disappointment that the Chancellor of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Beverly Davenport, has announced plans to reinstate the Campus Diversity Office and hire a new director of the LGBT Pride Center. She said in May 2016 HB 2248 became law, which defunded the University of Tennessee’s Office of Diversity “after the department published materials […]

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National Pro BBQ Tour to visit Bartlett July 1

National Pro BBQ Tour to visit Bartlett July 1

on June 26, 2017, 5:50 AM / in Announcements, State News

The National Pro BBQ Tour, the largest barbeque tournament in America, makes its way to Bartlett for a Regional Championship on Saturday, July 1. Thirty competition BBQ teams will battle it out for a chance to win a $20,000 prize purse and to advance to the National Championship. Sam’s Club, the presenting sponsor of the National Pro BBQ Tour, will […]

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Mayor City Mayor: Greensward Deal Is a ‘Win-Win-Win’

Mayor City Mayor: Greensward Deal Is a ‘Win-Win-Win’

on June 26, 2017, 5:47 AM / in State News

POSTED BY TOBY SELLS  /   Memphis Flyer Designers with Memphis-based Powers Hill Design could officially kick off their work this week to create a new main parking lot for the Memphis Zoo, a move that will eventually end parking on the Overton Park Greensward. The Memphis City Council quietly accepted funds for the project from the Overton Park Conservancy […]

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State Senate hearing on Evergreen on TVW

on June 25, 2017, 9:27 AM / in State News

Food for thought as you read the rest of the info I am posting….  keeping in mind the protesters and their activities. Sep 23 1950 The McCarran act passes, over a presidential veto. The act provides for severe restrictions on civil liberties, suspension of free speech, and placing of undesirable Americans in concentration camps. The act has never been repealed. […]

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Illinois could be 1st state with ‘junk’ credit due to budget

on June 25, 2017, 8:28 AM / in State News

By SARA BURNETT  /  AP Special thanks to Thomas CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to “junk” status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for years to come. S&P Global Ratings has warned the agency will likely lower Illinois’ creditworthiness to below investment […]

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Chattanooga Choo Choo gets millions for land to build luxury apartments

Chattanooga Choo Choo gets millions for land to build luxury apartments

on June 25, 2017, 6:14 AM / in State News

by Tim Omarzu  /  Chattanooga Times Free Press The owners of the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel — including former Mayor Jon Kinsey — were paid $5.25 million for the seven acres on which Bluebird Row, an upscale, four-story, 283-unit apartment building is to be built at the Choo Choo complex. Birmingham, Ala.-based Choo Choo Residences LLC, a subsidiary of LIV […]

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Florida strengthens “stand your ground” while Tennessee rejects bill to do likewise

Florida strengthens “stand your ground” while Tennessee rejects bill to do likewise

on June 23, 2017, 9:12 AM / in Opinion, State News

Some people, including the Tennessee Republican leadership of the House, Senate and most legislative committees, like to claim how strong they are on the 2nd Amendment.  TFA has called them on that delusion or intentional misrepresentation for 7 years now. It cannot be ignored that for 7 years a certain type of Republican has dominated control of the future of […]

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