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States Should Innovate, Not Expand Medicaid

States Should Innovate, Not Expand Medicaid

on November 11, 2014, 7:06 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

Message to Haslam By Matthew Glans  /  Heartland Institute According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency responsible for administering Medicaid, federal and state government spending for the program will total around $6.56 trillion between 2013 and 2022, with the federal government paying approximately 60 percent of the costs. Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act […]

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Devaney, Is he really the right choice for Pro Life Republicans?

Devaney, Is he really the right choice for Pro Life Republicans?

on November 10, 2014, 10:33 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

  Chris Devaney’s announcement of his intent to run, again, for Chairman of the Tennessee Republican party was well timed after last week’s big win for the GOP. But this announcement also comes after the victory for Tennessee Amendment One, which adds language to the state constitution allowing regulation of abortion and ending Tennessee’s status as an abortion destination. And […]

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Tennessee GOP’s Civil War reignites in state House speaker’s, state party chairman’s contests

Tennessee GOP’s Civil War reignites in state House speaker’s, state party chairman’s contests

on November 10, 2014, 10:00 AM / in News, State News

Editor’s Note: The War is on….. Haslam fires the first shot…. conservatives are about to fire back…. by Andy Sher  /  timesfreepress NASHVILLE — Three months after Tennessee Republicans’ fractious summer primaries, the state GOP’s civil war between establishment and hardline conservative factions is again in full swing. State Rep. Rick Womick, R-Murfreesboro, a Tea Party-style lawmaker who recently denounced […]

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From the Tennessee Municipal League…. Drug Pushing

From the Tennessee Municipal League…. Drug Pushing

on November 9, 2014, 9:06 AM / in News, State News

The Tennessee Municipal League has asked me to lead you astray…. As cold and flu season falls upon us, TML would like to remind you about one of our endorsed programs, the Tennessee Drug Card, that offers a free statewide prescription assistance program for your citizens.  To date, this program has saved Tennessee residents over $30,000,000 on prescription costs.  This […]

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Chris Devaney seeks re-election as Tennessee GOP chairman

Chris Devaney seeks re-election as Tennessee GOP chairman

on November 6, 2014, 9:07 AM / in News, State News

NASHVILLE – Fresh off Tennessee Republican victories in Tuesday’s election, state GOP Chairman Chris Devaney of Lookout Mountain says in a letter he is running for another two-year term and asking for their support. “We have reached a level of success in Tennessee that few state parties will ever see,” Devaney says in the letter sent this morning to the […]

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New SEC MEMBERS List

New SEC MEMBERS List

on November 6, 2014, 8:58 AM / in News, State News

Let us present to you the Tennessee Republican GOP State Executive Committee for 2014 to 2018 The State Executive Committee is a group of Directors appointed to act on behalf of, and within the powers granted to them by, the Bylaws of the Tennessee Republican Party. It consists of a chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary, and treasurer. Senior level management committee empowered […]

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100 dogs rescued from deplorable breeding facility in Tennessee

100 dogs rescued from deplorable breeding facility in Tennessee

on November 6, 2014, 8:22 AM / in Local News, News, State News

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. – Around 100 dogs found living in extremely deplorable and neglectful conditions at a breeding facility in Gibson County, Tennessee, were rescued Wednesday. The Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) assisted the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office in seizing the animals at the facility about two hours west of Nashville. Among the 100 dogs were both adults and newborns of […]

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Corker, Alexander get new power with new majority

Corker, Alexander get new power with new majority

on November 6, 2014, 7:57 AM / in National News, News, State News

Editor’s Note: Now here is a Scary Thought! The implications of Republicans taking control of the U.S. Senate are perhaps best embodied in the powerful positions awaiting Tennessee’s two GOP senators. Both Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker are poised to take committee chairmanships, elevating their national profile while increasing their sway in the Senate. Corker (65% voting record) is set to […]

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What’s next after passage of controversial Amendment 1?

What’s next after passage of controversial Amendment 1?

on November 6, 2014, 7:49 AM / in News, State News

It ain’t over yet! By Chris Bundgaard, Reporter  /  WKRN News ABC Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Now that Amendment One has easily passed to add language about abortion to the Tennessee Constitution, what happens now? Its a question News 2 posed to one of those who worked for years on the amendment. Bobbie Patray has been championing conservative issues on […]

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Voters pass all four constitutional amendments; Counties pass the sell of Wine

Voters pass all four constitutional amendments; Counties pass the sell of Wine

on November 5, 2014, 7:40 AM / in News, State News

Tennesseans apparently ratified all four amendments to the state constitution Tuesday, including the controversial Amendment 1 giving the state Legislature power to restrict abortion and, if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned at the national level, to ban abortions in the state. That should put a shoe in it! Amendment 1 The passage of Amendment 1 represented a big victory […]

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Was Strong and Free Tennessee working with Tennessee Legislative Campaign Committee to work against Conservatives?

Was Strong and Free Tennessee working with Tennessee Legislative Campaign Committee to work against Conservatives?

on October 30, 2014, 11:14 AM / in News, State News

As a matter of public notice the  BUREAU OF ETHICS AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGISTRY OF ELECTION FINANCE held a meeting on October 8th in Nashville, Tennessee. Part of that meeting involved a civil penalty order against Strong & Free Tennessee. This is Case No. 14-39. In speaking with Mr. Drew Rawlins, Executive Director of the Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance Registry […]

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Tennesseans Face ‘Monumental’ Vote, Says Davis

Tennesseans Face ‘Monumental’ Vote, Says Davis

on October 30, 2014, 8:48 AM / in News, State News

By Baptist and Reflector BRENTWOOD – Tennesseans are facing “the most monumental vote” in the state’s 218-year-old history, says Randy C. Davis, executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Referring to Amendment 1 which is on the state ballot, Davis said, “It will be an indictment on Christians if Amendment 1 does not pass.” Davis made his observations in a […]

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Amendment 2 a Tough Sell at DA’s Conference

Amendment 2 a Tough Sell at DA’s Conference

on October 29, 2014, 7:47 AM / in News, State News

At their fall meeting in Memphis last week, the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference voted to endorse Amendment 2, a proposed change to the state Constitution to grant the governor authority to pick Supreme Court and appellate judges. But the vote was by no means unanimous, and it took two tries to get it over the two-thirds hump that the […]

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Haslamites use Chicago-style “Thug” political tactics

Haslamites use Chicago-style “Thug” political tactics

on October 29, 2014, 7:46 AM / in News, State News

Shades of Jimmy Naifeh. Last week RTP reported the District Attorneys Association had refused to endorse Amendment #2, despite the pleading of AG Herbert Slatery and the veiled threats from Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons. But in a tactic that would have made former Speaker “Emeritus” Jimmy Naifeh blush (and making Jimmy blush is a difficult task indeed), the Haslam thugs […]

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2014 Reviving Ramadan”-Better Living Through the Muslim Brotherhood

2014 Reviving Ramadan”-Better Living Through the Muslim Brotherhood

on October 29, 2014, 7:39 AM / in News, State News

tn Council 4 political justice Remziya Suleyman, Director of the Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO) along with her colleagues Suhaib Webb and Abdelrahman Murphy, schooled the young Muslims during the 2013 “In the Footsteps of the Prophet” retreat and again this year. Suleyman told the younger Muslims attending the recent Reviving Ramadan retreat that:  “You carry the legacy of […]

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Tennessee Income Tax Prohibition, Amendment 3 (2014)

Tennessee Income Tax Prohibition, Amendment 3 (2014)

on October 29, 2014, 7:03 AM / in News, State News

During the framing of the Constitution, our founding fathers quarreled over many issues. The issue of taxation was no different. The two main schools of thought, in regards to taxation, resided between Federalists and anti-Federalist parties. Federalists pushed for national authority over the power to tax, in addition to state proposals. Anti-Federalists objected to federal authority to tax, feeling the […]

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Haslam pushes Common Core review to after 2015 session

Haslam pushes Common Core review to after 2015 session

on October 28, 2014, 8:00 AM / in News, State News

Joey Garrison  /  The Tennessean Gov. Bill Haslam laid out a process Wednesday for Tennesseans to review and comment on Common Core in this state, putting flesh to what he has said will be a “full vetting” of the controversial academic standards. But the plan is to produce recommended changes to Tennessee’s standards by the end of 2015. That pushes […]

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Tennessee Judicial Selection, Amendment 2 (2014)

Tennessee Judicial Selection, Amendment 2 (2014)

on October 25, 2014, 9:39 AM / in News, State News

  A great deal of discussion and debate have erupted over the last couple of months in regards to an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution as to whether or not we should or should not vote, in a democratic fashion for the election of judges. You have seen advertising both in print and via radio and TV personalities pushing one side or […]

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A Denuded Victory

A Denuded Victory

on October 24, 2014, 8:52 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

By: Leon H. Wolf  /  RedState.come If the polls are to be believed, the Republicans are more likely than not going to regain control of the Senate next year. Probably, they will increase their margin of control in the House. These are good things, I guess, in the sense that all elected Democrats are pro-abortion and removing one from power […]

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Two men accused of neglecting several dogs

Two men accused of neglecting several dogs

on October 24, 2014, 8:40 AM / in News, State News

WREG MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two men accused of neglecting several dogs are in jail, charged with aggravated animal cruelty. WREG visited the neighborhood in North Memphis where animal lovers say they can’t believe the condition of the animals. An anonymous tip led officers to the home on Claybrook. The dogs didn’t have food and water, and neighbors don’t understand why […]

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