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A new bill exempts ethics disclosure of specific county planning commission members; “Agenda 21” plot suspected

A new bill exempts ethics disclosure of specific county planning commission members; “Agenda 21” plot suspected

on January 14, 2013, 8:49 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

Original Post Just filed in the TN State legislature is a bill that exempts members appointed to specific county planning commissions from having to disclose any potential conflicts of interest to the State Ethics Commission. Besides this obvious and blatant attempt to remove any accountability or transparency, one has to ask “if they have nothing to hide, then why are […]

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MPD officers kill suspected animal hoarder

on January 12, 2013, 5:34 PM / in News, State News

MEMPHIS, TN – (WMC-TV) – A suspected animal hoarder has been shot and killed by Memphis Police in Cordova. Now we know what officers found inside that home. The deadly police-involved shooting happened during the execution of a search warrant in the 1000 block of Cameron Ridge Trail in Cordova. Plenty of police remain on the scene along with Memphis […]

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Skewed Judical Minds

Skewed Judical Minds

on January 12, 2013, 10:31 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Earlier this year, the Kentucky Supreme Court interpreted Kentucky statutes as permitting a landlord to be held liable when a tenant’s dog attacks someone on our about the leased premises. In a plurality opinion, the Court determined that the landlord can be considered the statutory owner of the dog if the landlord has permitted the dog to be kept on […]

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE January 12, 2013

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE January 12, 2013

on January 12, 2013, 10:25 AM / in News, 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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Single Article Cap and other Taxes

on January 12, 2013, 8:41 AM / in History, News, State News

 Five years ago I started off with the TML push for an increase in the Single Article Cap. The municipalities were continuing their push for equality with counties with the 5% commission. Background T.C.A. 67-4-704 authorizes municipalities and counties to levy a local business tax. The contents of this statute can be summarized as follows: Authorizes municipalities and cities to levy   a […]

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Daily Dog Run January 10, 2013

Daily Dog Run January 10, 2013

on January 10, 2013, 9:49 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

     Is Jesus the Only Way? Anyone can claim to be the sole path to God. In fact, quite a few people have made this assertion throughout history. The real issue is why anybody should believe Jesus was telling the truth when he said it. We can say that Jesus’ resurrection confirmed him as the Son of God. If […]

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Harwell’s Bid to Limit Bills Filled with Exemptions

on January 8, 2013, 7:27 PM / in News, State News

by Trent Seibert Original Post A proposal from House Speaker Beth Harwell to limit to 10 the number of bills each lawmaker can sponsor during the legislative session comes with plenty of loopholes — and those loopholes are starting to stir debate. One of the biggest loopholes deals with Gov. Bill Haslam. He is potentially exempted from the 10-bill-limit and […]

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And the Vote is In

on January 2, 2013, 8:32 AM / in National News, News, State News

TN Senators Alexander and Corker voted YES. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes    112thCongress –    2ndSession as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate Vote Summary Question: On Passage of the Bill(H.R. 8, As Amended ) Vote Number: 251 Vote Date: January 1, 2013,  01:39 AM Required For […]

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Woman Catches Pair Stealing Her Small Dogs

Woman Catches Pair Stealing Her Small Dogs

on December 30, 2012, 8:48 AM / in News, State News

By Adam Ghassemi Original Story CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Lori Kunesh is the kind of person who loves her dogs. That’s why when she let them out before jumping in the shower Thursday morning she never expected to hear frantic yelping. “He was barking like crazy. Barking, barking, barking,” she said Saturday. Kunesh threw on a robe and ran to the […]

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Tennesseans For Fair Taxation 2012

on December 29, 2012, 10:40 AM / in News, State News

Do you think they, our representatives, would ever have the courage and us the will to face up to the immorality and discrimination of a progressive surtax and demand a return to a traditional proportionate taxation plan? John Ramsey McCulloch, said, “The moment you abandon the cardinal principle of exacting from all individuals the same proportion of their income or […]

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Gov. Haslam rebukes critics of Muslim aide

Gov. Haslam rebukes critics of Muslim aide

on December 17, 2012, 7:45 AM / in State News

Knoxnews.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday issued his strongest defense yet of a Muslim aide who has been criticized for once working in the field of Shariah compliant finance. The Republican governor was asked after a speech to a Nashville Republican group whether he was incorporating elements of Islamic law into state government. Such criticism emerged […]

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New Poll Shows Voters in Tennessee and Kentucky Overwhelmingly Support Bill to Strengthen the Horse Protection Act

on December 14, 2012, 2:15 PM / in News, State News

(Editor’s Note: At least they show what the questions were. With questions phrased this way, they were sure to get the kind of answers they wanted. The sampling size was only 625 people in each state, so their results are highly misleading. ) Legislation would address the widespread abuse in Tennessee walking horse industry A new poll conducted by Mason-Dixon […]

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Gov Haslam Approaches Congress Again To Allow Internet Sales Tax!

Gov Haslam Approaches Congress Again To Allow Internet Sales Tax!

on December 13, 2012, 3:17 PM / in News, State News

Governor Haslam once again lobbied Congress yesterday for a national Internet sales tax… Gov. Bill Haslam and Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire have sent a letter to two U.S. Senate Finance Committee leaders urging action before the end of the year on legislation allowing states to collect sales taxes on Internet sales. The bill is known as the “Marketplace Fairness Act.” […]

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Tennessee Constitutionalists

on June 30, 2012, 9:18 AM / in News, State News

I received a letter Thursday and I wanted to share it with you because it is important to all of us to remember why our fathers, and their fathers as well as their fathers before them fought and died to defend this nation. You will hear a great deal of talk about how a few individuals are working toward the […]

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News Here and about

News Here and about

on June 27, 2012, 5:50 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

    The Jackson-Madison County Library Board of Trustees meeting will be held on at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the board room of the Jackson-Madison County Library, 433 E. Lafayette St., Jackson, Tennessee. The tension is getting thicker as services are deplinished as opposed to contractual agreement…. at what point will the management team give up […]

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Tennessee Executive Committee Elections

on June 30, 2011, 8:36 AM / in News, State News

A friend of mine reminded me that the August 5th elections include races for State Executive Committee Men and State Executive Committee Women for both the Republican and Democrat Parties. Both political parties in Tennessee Executive Committees are the governing bodies. Since the odds of me voting in the Democrat primary is unlikely, I must take my attentions to State […]

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News July 13th 2010

News July 13th 2010

on July 13, 2010, 8:40 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Proud to say that this last weekend was a hummer. My son Chris married Rachael Briley in Portland, Tennessee in a church ceremony. I was proud of both. Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.” – Genesis 2:23 There is a miracle at hand. Let us pray that it be strong and devoted […]

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Several troublesome items here – Mr. Wamp

Several troublesome items here – Mr. Wamp

on June 21, 2010, 9:15 PM / in News, Opinion, State News

Early this year, I interviewed with Congressman Wamp and I was not impressed SUMMARY: Zach Wamp voted FOR: War Authorization Against Iraq, Trade Promotion Authority,Homeland Security, Interior Department Appropriations, Prescription Drug Plan — Republican Alternative, National Science Foundation, Unemployment Benefits, Global AIDS Initiative, Special Education, Budget Resolution — Final Version, Fiscal 2003 Omnibus Appropriations, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, […]

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‘Democrats say the darndest things’

on June 15, 2010, 10:45 AM / in News, State News

Well, well, it is amazing what some people will say isn’t it? Art Linkletter used to have a program, “Kids say the darndest things”. It seems this week that ‘Democrats say the darndest things’. TN State Rep. Janis Sontany (D-Nashville) was certainly guilty of ‘open mouth–insert foot’ syndrome. Proverbs 23 says: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so it […]

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Well Lets See If I Can Make Sense of What Happened

Well Lets See If I Can Make Sense of What Happened

on June 10, 2010, 9:56 AM / in News, State News

Well let’s see if I can make sense of what happened….. SB3498-HB3433 was the original Health Freedom Act. SB 3498 by *Beavers , Tracy, Black, Crowe, Norris, Johnson, Watson, Ramsey, Faulk, Yager *HB 3433 by *Bell , Weaver, Harwell, Carr, Williams, Dunn, McDaniel, Matheny, Maggart, Dean, Lynn, Campfield, Rich, Shipley, Brooks K, Watson, Floyd, Rowland, McManus, Coley, Lollar, Lundberg, Hawk, […]

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