State News

Tennessee Approves “Guns in Trunks” Law

on March 2, 2013, 8:48 AM / in News, State News

(WSMV)  The Tennessee House has voted to send to the governor’s desk a bill to allow the state’s nearly 400,000 handgun carry permit holders to store firearms in their vehicles no matter where they are parked. The chamber voted 72-22 to pass the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby after rejecting a series of Democratic proposals to […]

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The Ignorant Expert. They’re Everywhere.

The Ignorant Expert. They’re Everywhere.

on February 23, 2013, 1:00 PM / in News, State News

The Tenth Amendment Center sent the following: During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on SB0250 earlier this week, Tennessee state Senator Brian Kelsey played the role of historian and constitutional expert. He lectured bill sponsor Sen. Mae Beavers, fellow committee members and the large crowd gathered in the chamber on the history of nullification and the structure of the Constitution […]

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To Tax, or Not To Tax…The Internet

on February 23, 2013, 9:07 AM / in National News, News, State News

Editor’s Note: Over the past several years we have received publications from The Heartland. This one touched us and we are pleased to reprint. Over the past few years many states have passed so-called Amazon taxes that have produced very little revenue and in some cases have been overturned in court. At the same time Congress has tried to expand states’ […]

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Municipal Broadband Wired to Waste

Municipal Broadband Wired to Waste

on February 22, 2013, 8:25 PM / in Local News, News, State News

Over the past 13 years I, as well as others, have discussed, debated, and attempted to change the rules governing or own utility company from taking us deeper into public debt over the short sighted and financially devastating move toward telecommunications. I have failed in almost every attempt to slow this down. Mainly because there are just enough citizens that believe […]

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New City Animal Control Board Starts Writing New Set Of Rules – Chattanooga

on February 21, 2013, 11:26 AM / in Local News, News, State News

by Gail Perry Original Article The city’s new Animal Control Board met Monday to start the process of setting standards for licensing that pertains to animals in Chattanooga. The board will initially have a concentration of meetings in order to establish the codes that will be required for the different types of certifications that are needed. Ordinances to regulate animal […]

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Day of Liberty Call to Action February 23rd

on February 20, 2013, 9:40 AM / in News, State News

Special Thanks to John Scott for sending this…

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A Taking….

on February 18, 2013, 4:37 AM / in National News, News, State News

It happens every day in a variety of ways…. Special thanks to Andy for sending this message to us. Police, especially in middle and more in east TN stealing money from people on the side of the highway in taking their cash without due process of law. Here is a Bill in the Legislature that could stop that. Please read […]

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Tennessee Legislative Bulletin – Feb 18, 2013

Tennessee Legislative Bulletin – Feb 18, 2013

on February 17, 2013, 4:35 PM / in News, State News

February 18, 2103 FLOOR CALENDAR SENATE Floor Not Meeting in Observance of Presidents’ Day HOUSE Floor Not Meeting in Observance of Presidents’ Day   February 19, 2103 SENATE Senate Judiciary Public Safety SB1015 (Mike Bell) / HB581 (Vance Dennis) Possession and transportation of Switchblades Removes the prohibition against selling or carrying knives with a blade in excess of four inches […]

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Legislative Update / Tennessee Eagle Forum

Legislative Update / Tennessee Eagle Forum

on February 17, 2013, 9:28 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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NO STATE INCOME TAX

NO STATE INCOME TAX

on February 14, 2013, 10:24 AM / in Local News, News, State News

A Constitutional Amendment to permanently kill an income tax in TN needs your support! On Tuesday, 1/29/13, the TN Senate Judiciary Committee will have SJR0001 come before it. Please call and e-mail the members of the committee and urge them to pass SJR1 and stop an income tax in TN forever! The legislation, “proposes an amendment to Article II, Section […]

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Memphis International Raceway Announces Partnership with Bullet Racing Cams

on February 14, 2013, 8:51 AM / in Local News, NASCAR, News, Sports, State News

February 13, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR) welcomes Bullet Racing Cams as a valued partner through 2014.    Bullet Racing Cams specializes in camshafts and valve train components for serious racers. “We are proud to have the MIR brand associated with Bullet Racing Cams, a well- respected leader in the racing industry.    I am confident this will […]

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Mr. Ketron’s SENATE BILL 283 / Mr. Womick’s HB373

Mr. Ketron’s SENATE BILL 283 / Mr. Womick’s HB373

on February 13, 2013, 10:16 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Call your Tennessee State Representative today and support SB 283 and HB 373 AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 7, Chapter 82; Title 7, Chapter 83; Title 65, Chapter4, Part 1; Title 65, Chapter 25, Part 2 and Title 65, Chapter 26, relative to electric and gas utilities. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE […]

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Tenn. Mockingbird- The Sole Threat Society

on February 13, 2013, 8:09 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

By June Griffin In 1993, The World Parliament of Religions convened in the plush Palmer-Hilton Hotel in Chicago. This modern dream of concord among the world religions was tainted with one troublesome fly in the ointment. Its official statement was that “the sole threat to the unity of the world religions is the fundamental, Bible-believing Christian.” The Tennessee Mockingbird and […]

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Demand All ObamaCare Grants Be Returned

Demand All ObamaCare Grants Be Returned

on February 12, 2013, 12:37 PM / in Local News, News, State News

Nancy Pelosi famously said, “We have to pass the (health care law) so that you can find out what is in it.” Now that ObamaCare is law, the mysteries contained within it are slowly coming to light. In order to institute the infamous “individual mandate,” ObamaCare bribes each state to set up what is known as a Health Insurance Exchange. […]

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MADISON COUNTY TENNESSEE SECOND AMENDMENT PRESERVATION RESOLUTION

on February 11, 2013, 12:55 PM / in Local News, News, State News

The following resolution will be brought before the full County Commission on  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013. A resolution, which shall be known and may be cited as the “Second Amendment Preservation Resolution.” To prevent.federal infringement on the right to keep and bear arms; nullifying all federal acts in violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.’ […]

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The Daily Dog Run

The Daily Dog Run

on February 8, 2013, 9:58 AM / in Local News, National News, News, Opinion, State News

Jackson’s City Mayor’s Dead Line Letter Items for the Tuesday, March 5, 2013, City Council Meeting must be submitted in writing by 12 noon on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.  Please note that documentation is required for any agenda item the council is to take action on.  The original should be sent to my office, and 22 copies should be submitted to […]

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Position On an Article V Federal Constitutional Amendment Convention

Position On an Article V Federal Constitutional Amendment Convention

on February 6, 2013, 11:13 AM / in National News, News, State News

The Institute for Principled Policy’s position on the calling of a new Constitutional Convention There is currently a movement in the United States that is gaining a disturbing momentum. The leaders of the movement are agitating state governments to petition Congress to call a new constitutional convention. While groups on the left have been demanding a new convention for the […]

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Memphis International Raceway Announces Partnership with The TN Governor’s Highway Safety Office

on February 6, 2013, 10:25 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports, State News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Memphis International Raceway Announces Partnership with The TN Governor’s Highway Safety Office February 5, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR) teams up again with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office’s Booze It & Lose It campaign. The Booze It & Lose campaign is designed to reduce impaired driving injuries, fatalities, & associated economic losses. The […]

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Nullification Heats Up Across the Country

on February 4, 2013, 8:01 PM / in National News, News, Opinion, State News

While President Obama travels the country to drum up support for more gun control, the number of county sheriffs proactively standing up to protect their citizens from these new measures grows daily. Former Sheriff Richard Mack’s organization, Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, posts that 262 sheriffs and 6 state sheriffs associations have so far stepped forward (as of Monday […]

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Whats Going on in the Tennessee State House This Week

Whats Going on in the Tennessee State House This Week

on February 3, 2013, 4:12 AM / in News, State News

February 5th 2013 SENATE Committee Calendar Senate  Finance, Ways and Means Taxes SJR0001 (Brian Kelsey) Proposes an amendment to the state Constitution that prohibits the legislature from authorizing any new state or local tax on, or any state or local tax measured by, payroll or earned personal income. Senate Judiciary Guns in Cars SB0142 (Ron Ramsey) / HB0118 (Jeremy Faison)  Allows the […]

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