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Hamilton County commissioner plans to reveal taxpayer waste

Hamilton County commissioner plans to reveal taxpayer waste

on July 18, 2017, 6:37 AM / in State News

By Chris Butler   /    Tennessee Watchdog Members of the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau spend a lot of taxpayer money on travel to promote Hamilton County. Trips have included jaunts to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York and even Canada. Yet most of the sincere interest in the area comes from within 150 miles of Chattanooga, County Commissioner Tim Boyd said. “So […]

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Health-Law Taxes Divide the GOP, Signaling a Shift

on July 17, 2017, 9:23 AM / in National News, State News

WSJ reports TN Senator is arguing to retain the 3.8% investment-income tax and a 0.9% payroll tax WASHINGTON—Republican efforts to pass a health-care bill have revealed a party fissure on tax policy with potentially far-reaching repercussions. “In his latest attempt to rewrite President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) retained a 3.8% investment-income tax […]

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Elizabeth Warren Warns Constituents About Kid Rock in Fundraising Email

Elizabeth Warren Warns Constituents About Kid Rock in Fundraising Email

on July 17, 2017, 6:07 AM / in National News, State News

BY MARTIN LIOLL  /  Conservative Tribune The media may be looking somewhat skeptically at Kid Rock’s potential run for a Senate seat in Michigan, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts isn’t. In a panicked email to supporters, everyone’s favorite Native American appropriator sent out a warning that the musician could end up winning the seat now occupied by Democrat Sen. Debbie […]

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Beverly Hills School Asks Ninth Circuit to Put Brakes on Metro Subway Project

on July 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in National News, State News

By MATT REYNOLDS  /   Courthouse News LOS ANGELES (CN) – The Beverly Hills Unified School District on Friday asked the Ninth Circuit to revive its request to block a plan to extend a subway under its high school, arguing that billions of dollars were committed to the project without a proper environmental review. The plan to extend the Metro Purple […]

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Evergreen Student: ‘I’m Not Allowed To Speak Because I’m White’

on July 16, 2017, 7:38 AM / in National News, State News

Even though EVERGREEN (in Olympia WA) has been highlighted it is by no means the only one like this.  All that money spent on *EDUCATION* is really creating a generation of rioting protesters who could care less about increasing their *KNOWLEDGE* as getting their way and only learning how to MILK THE SYSTEM is what they are *learning*.  Perhaps these […]

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Giving “Fake News” a bad name.

Giving “Fake News” a bad name.

on July 15, 2017, 7:43 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Rocky Top Politics Okay, now they have resorted to just making stuff up and calling it “news.” In an astonishing article, the politically compromised liberal political reporters at The TennessCNN  simply parroted a news release from the state Democratic party chair, Mary “Batshit Crazy” Mancini, in which they voiced dismay that a Tennessee state senator had a private meeting with […]

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NAACP Asks for Removal of Confederate Statue From Courthouse

NAACP Asks for Removal of Confederate Statue From Courthouse

on July 14, 2017, 3:20 PM / in State News

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee chapter of the NAACP is urging officials to remove a statue of a Confederate general from in front of a county courthouse, echoing similar efforts throughout the South. Elenora Woods, president of the NAACP’s Chattanooga chapter, said Wednesday that the group will write letters to local leaders asking for the statue of Alexander P. Stewart […]

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Karl Dean Campaigns At Memphis PAC Fundraiser

on July 14, 2017, 12:12 PM / in State News

By Bill Dries  /  The Daily News  Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was to be among the speakers at a Thursday, July 13, Memphis fundraiser for the Tennessee Voter Project. The project is a political action committee formed by state Senate Democratic leader Lee Harris of Memphis to increase voter registration and participation among Democrats. Dean is a candidate for the Democratic […]

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Former Ala. Chief Justice Roy Moore Leads GOP Race for U.S. Senate Seat of Jeff Sessions

Former Ala. Chief Justice Roy Moore Leads GOP Race for U.S. Senate Seat of Jeff Sessions

on July 14, 2017, 6:27 AM / in State News

Written by  Dave Bohon Roy Moore (shown), twice suspended as Alabama’s chief justice, appears to be leading all Republican candidates in the GOP primary race for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat Jeff Sessions left to become President Trump’s attorney general. Politico.com reported that, according to internal polling by one of his opponents, Moore leads all candidates with 31 percent of the […]

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For Those That Believe We Have An UnEqual Justice….

For Those That Believe We Have An UnEqual Justice….

on July 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion, State News

Steven Hale wrote an interesting report on the history of Tennessee’s Electric Chair in the Nashville Scene and its use in the last 100 years. We have duplicated the report here because of its historical value. 100 years after its first use, Tennessee’s electric chair remains the state’s most prolific killer The Chair The ghosts of Tennessee’s electric chair far […]

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There’s now an app to fight traffic tickets

There’s now an app to fight traffic tickets

on July 12, 2017, 7:44 AM / in National News, State News

By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore Traffic violations can be pricey, with low-level speeding tickets costing as much as $400 in some US cities. After entrepreneur Chris Riley faced a huge fine for going less than 10mph over the speed limit in Miami, he decided to try to “give people access to services [like lawyers] in a cost efficient way,” he tells CNN […]

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School board approves funding of two new Spring Hill campuses

School board approves funding of two new Spring Hill campuses

on July 11, 2017, 6:39 AM / in State News

The Maury County Public Schools district has approved its general purpose budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, accepting an agreement to solidify funding for two new schools. The $96,679,682 million budget also includes a 3-percent raise in pay for educators and an agreement to allocate a portion of the school system’s revenue from property taxes to the construction of two […]

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Group using ‘grassroots pressure’ to fight gas tax hike

Group using ‘grassroots pressure’ to fight gas tax hike

on July 11, 2017, 6:34 AM / in State News

By Georgiana Vines, Special to the News Sentinel Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee is spending the summer thanking legislators who voted against the just-enacted gas tax increase and planning “action” days on a variety of issues designed to hold lawmakers at the state and federal level accountable to lower taxes. That’s the word from Greg Butcher, a summer graduate of the University of […]

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Mayor Barry seeks $26M from reserves for new Metro projects

Mayor Barry seeks $26M from reserves for new Metro projects

on July 11, 2017, 6:21 AM / in State News

Mayor Megan Barry wants the Metro Council to approve $26 million from reserves to pay for a wide range of projects, including fleet maintenance, new books for libraries, body-worn cameras for police officers and recording equipment for Metro Council committee rooms. Barry on Monday filed a council resolution to tap the city’s 4 percent reserve fund for the projects. The list also included $1 […]

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on July 11, 2017, 6:16 AM / in State News

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A former Democratic Tennessee state senator has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of sexual battery. The Tennessean reports that Joe Haynes, a former Senate Democratic Caucus chairman who retired from the Legislature in 2012, entered his plea in Ashland City. Haynes says he has faith in the judicial system. In the words of the 80-year-old […]

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New Shelby County budget funds pay raises, more deputies

New Shelby County budget funds pay raises, more deputies

on July 11, 2017, 6:08 AM / in State News

By Ryan Poe   /  The Commercial Appeal The Shelby County Commission unanimously approved a budget Monday with a 2 percent pay increase for all county employees and an assumed tax cut. The commission voted 11-0 for a budget based on a tax rate of $4.10 per $100 of assessed value, giving the county a budget for the fiscal year that started July […]

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MCCAIN USING OBAMA SAN FRANCISCO DONOR TO PURGE ARIZONA TEA PARTIERS

on July 10, 2017, 8:29 AM / in National News, State News

The McCain Super Laundromat for Soros $$$$$$$ “john” (outhouse) Muck’Cain kills off the ABLE of patriots H/T to John Slagle for this item: https://seeingredaz.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/bizarre-mcgoings-on-within-az-gop-hierarchy/ July 8, 2017 McCain’s fingerprints are undeniable The Fri. July 7, 2017 issue of the widely read MCRC Briefs provides background involving the convoluted high jinks within the leadership of the state Republican party. It is […]

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Medical Roundup July 10, 2017

on July 10, 2017, 7:39 AM / in National News, State News

By Walter Olson Protecting Access to Care Act: “House passes medical malpractice bill” [Kimberly Leonard/Washington Examiner, GovTrack, Todd Shryock/Medical Economics, my earlier] “FDA’s Gottlieb Hints at a Huge Overhaul of Health Tech Regulations” [Mike Riggs, Reason] “Law Review Article on Off-label is On Target” [Stephen McConnell, Drug & Device Law on Conners, “Illuminating the Off-label Fable: How Off-label Promotion May Actually Help Patients”] There’s […]

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Exclusive – Mo Brooks in Senate Ad: Fund President Trump’s Border Wall or Face Government Shutdown

Exclusive – Mo Brooks in Senate Ad: Fund President Trump’s Border Wall or Face Government Shutdown

on July 10, 2017, 7:07 AM / in National News, State News

By MATTHEW BOYLE   /  Breitbart News Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama, is threatening to shut the government down in the U.S. Senate if his colleagues do not fund President Donald J. Trump’s planned border wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Mo Brooks, one of three major candidates in the race to succeed […]

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Whipping Up a New Lawsuit

Whipping Up a New Lawsuit

on July 10, 2017, 6:40 AM / in State News

Celebrity Iron Chef Bobby Flay is suing New Jersey furniture maker Jamie Stern Designs claiming a sectional sofa he purchased did not meet his standards. According to news reports, Flay stated that the leather sofa is “deficient and not suitable for use” because it is “intolerably uncomfortable to sit on for any extended period of time.” When Flay’s numerous complaints […]

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