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Obamacare costs close public schools in Tennessee

Obamacare costs close public schools in Tennessee

on October 20, 2015, 7:08 AM / in State News

By Kristina Ribali, Hot Air A school district in Tennessee is shutting classroom doors because of the added costs of Obamacare. Jerry Strong, the Clay County Director of Schools, told the Associated Press, “the Affordable Care Act… has made it very difficult for us to have our employees properly covered and meet the mandates of the law.” The school district […]

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WHITE COUNTY PARENTS TO HOST TOWNHALL TO OPPOSE ISLAMIC INDOCTRINATION IN LOCAL SCHOOLS

on October 19, 2015, 9:03 AM / in Announcements, State News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “School Board has refused to remove textbooks and materials that promote Islam in White County Schools” SPARTA , TN (October 14, 2015) – Concerned parents and citizens in White County, Tennessee are hosting a townhall meeting in Sparta on Tuesday October 20 @ 6pm @ Christian Life Assembly located at 117 North Spring St, Sparta to continue […]

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Gov. Billary

Gov. Billary

on October 19, 2015, 6:47 AM / in State News

“E-mails?  What e-mails?” By Rocky Top Staff Leave it to our feckless governor to invent new ways to destroy what credibility remains in his administration. His latest attempt is an egregious overreach of “crony capitalism” wherein Haslam tries to privatize practically the entire state government. To assist in this effort, he brought in corporate experts and asked them to be […]

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If fascism doesn’t work, then why not communistic based theft of telecom

If fascism doesn’t work, then why not communistic based theft of telecom

on October 17, 2015, 7:52 AM / in State News

Here comes the FED push to Rule Telecom…. with a number of paid off Republicans taking the place of the Democrats of 10 to 15 years back telecom now will become the next big spending spree and poster child for the next must have…. and now they have the wallet of Sen. Mark Norris and the steam roller moves to […]

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Report: De Blasio tosses pix of ‘dead white men’ from mayor’s house, installs these instead

Report: De Blasio tosses pix of ‘dead white men’ from mayor’s house, installs these instead

on October 17, 2015, 7:00 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

By Rusty Weiss Bill de Blasio has done some pretty outrageous things since becoming mayor of New York, not the least of them throwing the city’s police department under the bus in reaction to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Not everything hizzoner has done has been reactive. One of his proactive measures was to insist that his […]

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Who’s the dimwit advising Randy Boyd? Oh, wait….

Who’s the dimwit advising Randy Boyd? Oh, wait….

on October 16, 2015, 9:02 AM / in Opinion, State News

ECDC Commissioner to host fundraiser for Jeb Bush. Bush currently running 6th in the polls — just ahead of George Pataki. By RTP Staff  /  Rocky Top Randy Boyd, a Haslam family favorite and business associate, is widely rumored to be positioning himself for state office – most likely governor in 2018 (and is also reputed to be the candidate […]

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Tennessee legislators unveil new strategy to sell public on taxpayer-backed Internet

Tennessee legislators unveil new strategy to sell public on taxpayer-backed Internet

on October 16, 2015, 8:56 AM / in State News

By Chris Butler  /  Watchdog Tennessee MCDONALD, Tenn. — Two Tennessee legislators say they’re out to dispel notions taxpayer money props up government-owned Internet that competes against private providers. They say, too, that AT&T recently accepted millions in government subsidies. Those are the selling points state Reps. Kevin Brooks, R-Cleveland, and Dan Howell, R-Georgetown, are using to push for Tennessee to […]

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Exposed! Watchdog reveals Gov. Christie’s ‘valuable asset’

Exposed! Watchdog reveals Gov. Christie’s ‘valuable asset’

on October 16, 2015, 8:35 AM / in National News, State News

By Mark Lagerkvist  /  Watchdog For nine months, Chris Christie fought hard at state expense to keep a public record secret – even though it contained no real secrets, confidential information or anything likely to endanger anyone. It’s a “valuable asset,” the New Jersey governor’s lawyers claimed in court – one that would “cause irreparable harm to the state” if released. […]

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Bremerton football coach vows to pray after game despite district order

Bremerton football coach vows to pray after game despite district order

on October 16, 2015, 8:30 AM / in National News, State News

A Bremerton High School football coach said he will pray at the 50-yard line after Friday’s homecoming game, disobeying the school district’s orders and placing his job at risk. By Mike Carter   /  Seattle Times staff reporter A Bremerton High School football coach said Wednesday he will pray at the 50-yard line after Friday’s homecoming game against Centralia, disobeying the […]

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Judge blocks St. Louis minimum wage law

Judge blocks St. Louis minimum wage law

on October 15, 2015, 7:31 AM / in State News

A judge on Wednesday struck down St. Louis’ new minimum wage law hours before it was scheduled to take effect. The law would have pushed the local minimum wage to $8.25 an hour, 60 cents higher than the state minimum. St. Louis’ minimum wage would have then increased further, reaching $9 on Jan. 1, $10 in 2017, and $11 in […]

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Agenda for Madison County Tennessee for the October 19th Meeting

on October 14, 2015, 8:00 AM / in Local News, State News

Madison County will meet October 19th to consider and possibly appoint a replacement for the position held by Jerry Bastin, District 10, position 1. That and others.

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Kyle Opposes Outsourcing Government Jobs

on October 14, 2015, 6:56 AM / in State News

Press release from Sen. Sara Kyle, October 13, 2015: Sen. Kyle stands up for state workers who Haslam adminstration proposes to outsource NASHVILLE – Lawmakers refused to hear from state employees whose livelihoods would be affected by a proposal to outsource state jobs in a meeting of the Fiscal Review Committee today. “The administration failed to convince me that such […]

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The pro-Islamist curriculum folks might want to get another front man.

The pro-Islamist curriculum folks might want to get another front man.

on October 14, 2015, 6:44 AM / in Opinion, State News

In a continuation of a public service that no one asked for, RTP brings you another “Idiot of the Week.”  Previously, it was the Roane County school superintendent for blindly following the questionable legal advice of Conflicted Cash Cow Chuck Cagle.  This week we travel to the mid-state to present yet another school director trying to protect Islam while denying […]

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Harrison is Gone and Harwell is on the Spot.

Harrison is Gone and Harwell is on the Spot.

on October 14, 2015, 6:42 AM / in Opinion, State News

By RTP Staff Word leaking from numerous sources at LP is that Rep. Mike Harrison, chairman of the infamous House Finance Subcommittee, will be out of the legislature by the end of the year. Harrison will be taking a job with a local government or an association, depending on who you talk to. He is timing his departure so that […]

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Tennessee legislators unveil new strategy to sell public on taxpayer-backed Internet

Tennessee legislators unveil new strategy to sell public on taxpayer-backed Internet

on October 14, 2015, 6:24 AM / in State News

By Chris Butler  /   Watchdog Tennessee MCDONALD, Tenn. — Two Tennessee legislators say they’re out to dispel notions taxpayer money props up government-owned Internet that competes against private providers. They say, too, that AT&T recently accepted millions in government subsidies. Those are the selling points state Reps. Kevin Brooks, R-Cleveland, and Dan Howell, R-Georgetown, are using to push for Tennessee to […]

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Foster Pulls a Contract Out of His Hat

Foster Pulls a Contract Out of His Hat

on October 14, 2015, 6:00 AM / in State News

By Mike Crabb Sr. Early in 2005, Danny Hale began acquiring property in an area that would become his Indian Lake Village development.  It was an ideal location.  The land was mostly undeveloped farm land and therefore relatively inexpensive.  But more importantly, it had great access to major roads.  On the western side, the property was bordered by Indian Lake […]

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Chattanooga City Council Approves 8-Story Height For Proposed Building Behind The Chattanooga Choo Choo

Chattanooga City Council Approves 8-Story Height For Proposed Building Behind The Chattanooga Choo Choo

on October 14, 2015, 5:52 AM / in State News

A day after the Planning Commission rejected a seven-story apartment building on the 1200 block of Cowart Street, the City Council approved a building that could rise to eight stories behind the Chattanooga Choo Choo. After the meeting, Jon Kinsey, former mayor and Choo Choo managing partner, said, “We are not planning an eight-story building. We just went through the process […]

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T-Mobile users at risk after data breach

T-Mobile users at risk after data breach

on October 14, 2015, 5:47 AM / in State News

Posted by  Carolyn Bahm  /  Bartlett Express Recent reports estimate 15 million T-Mobile customers nationwide, and roughly 200,000 Tennesseans, who applied for credit through Experian are at risk of having their data compromised. The breach occurred when an unauthorized party gained access to an Experian server containing personal information, including names, addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and […]

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Texas investigates Taser use on black councilman

Texas investigates Taser use on black councilman

on October 13, 2015, 9:18 AM / in State News

A Texas prosecutor on Monday launched an investigation into the use of a Taser against a black councilman in the town where Sandra Bland, also black, died in custody after a heated traffic stop. A cellphone video shows Councilman Jonathan Miller on his knees with his arms at his side, when officers use a Taser on him after telling him […]

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Tennessee Board of Education Opens Science Standards Comment Period

Tennessee Board of Education Opens Science Standards Comment Period

on October 13, 2015, 9:13 AM / in State News

The State Board of Education has launched a standards review website, https://apps.tn.gov/tcas/, to collect public comment on the state’s science standards. The science standards were developed by a committee of Tennessee science educators throughout last year and set grade-specific expectations for what students should know and be able to do by the end of a given grade or course. The […]

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