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School: You may not recite prayer in the name of Jesus Christ

School: You may not recite prayer in the name of Jesus Christ

on June 14, 2017, 6:05 AM / in State News

By Todd Starnes   /    Fox News Moriah Bridges wanted to thank God for His immeasurable blessings on Beaver High School’s graduating class. But she could not, because it was against the law. The Pennsylvania teenager wanted to offer thanksgiving to the Almighty for parents and coaches and teachers. But again, she could not, because it was against the […]

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California governor, lawmakers announce $125B budget deal

California governor, lawmakers announce $125B budget deal

on June 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders said Tuesday they have agreed to a $125 billion budget that would expand a tax credit for the working poor, increase spending on safety net programs and boost payments for doctors and dentists. The budget agreement sets up votes in the state Senate and Assembly on Thursday, the […]

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San Francisco requires clean space for breastfeeding workers

on June 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comSAN FRANCISCO –  (Fox News) San Francisco supervisors approved legislation that requires employers to provide new mothers a clean and private space to pump their milk, adding to the board’s long history of trying to make the city more equitable for workers even if that means more regulations for employers. California and federal law already require […]

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D.C. and Maryland file lawsuit accusing Trump of violating emoluments clause

D.C. and Maryland file lawsuit accusing Trump of violating emoluments clause

on June 13, 2017, 8:05 AM / in National News, State News

The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia filed a federal lawsuit Monday accusing President Trump of violating the Constitution’s anti-corruption emoluments clause by profiting from payments from foreign government sources. Trump has retained ownership of his real estate empire but transferred day-to-day control to his sons, although he continues to get information on the Trump Organization’s operations […]

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Severed head and severely burned body of young black man are found miles apart in Mississippi

Severed head and severely burned body of young black man are found miles apart in Mississippi

on June 13, 2017, 6:35 AM / in State News

The Daily Mail A severed head and severely burned body of a young black male have been discovered less than a mile away in Jackson. Residents said the headless body had been found by a group of children around 3pm on Saturday in a wooded area. The head had been discovered hours earlier on the front porch of a home. […]

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Rep. Gianforte Avoids Jail Time For Assault

Rep. Gianforte Avoids Jail Time For Assault

on June 13, 2017, 6:21 AM / in National News, State News

Representative-elect Greg Gianforte (R-MT) will not face jail time for assaulting a reporter on the eve of the Montana special election. On Monday, he was sentenced to a 180-day deferred sentence, a $385 fine, 40 hours of community service, and 20 hours of anger management counseling. Initially, he was sentenced to spend four days in jail, but that was changed […]

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Mark Pody Announces Candidacy for State Senate Seat Mae Beavers Is Leaving to Run for Governor

on June 12, 2017, 6:56 AM / in State News

From Tennessee Star Staff  /  Read More from The Tennessee Star State Rep. Mark Pody (R-Mt. Juliet) announced today that he is a candidate for the State Senate seat that Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) is leaving to run for the Republican nomination for governor in 2018. “I want to officially announce that I am a candidate for the 17th Senatorial District […]

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Several shot at party in Memphis

Several shot at party in Memphis

on June 12, 2017, 6:43 AM / in State News

At least three people were shot at a party late Saturday, Memphis Police said. Officers were called to apartments at 571 East, where they found three gunshot victims: An 18-year-old man in critical condition; and a 24-year-old woman and 20-year-old man, both of whom in noncritical condition. A fourth person had already been taken to a hospital by private car […]

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Mayor Barry vetoes the bill celebrating the homosexual commuity and Gay Pride week.

Mayor Barry vetoes the bill celebrating the homosexual commuity and Gay Pride week.

on June 12, 2017, 6:33 AM / in State News

By A Disgruntled Republican in Nashville Mayor Barry returned unsigned a resolution “celebrating the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities and their enormous contributions to the quality of life in Nashville and Davidson County.” Returning a resolution unsigned is the same thing as vetoing, but our charter does not use the term “veto.” The mayor has been an advocate of […]

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Hamiton County Commission receives 2018 budget proposal

on June 12, 2017, 6:28 AM / in State News

By Paul Leach  /  Chattanooga Times Free Press The Hamilton County Commission has voiced little enthusiasm for hiking property taxes in any way, shape or form. On Wednesday, Mayor Jim Coppinger formally presented to commissioners the proposed $691.5 million fiscal 2018 budget — which does not call for a tax increase. The commission schedule calls for the body to vote […]

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Tennessee Senate Majority Leader said to be vetted for possible federal judgeship

Tennessee Senate Majority Leader said to be vetted for possible federal judgeship

on June 12, 2017, 6:16 AM / in State News

by Andy Sher  /  Chattanooga Times Free Press NASHVILLE — Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, a likely 2018 GOP candidate for governor, is being vetted as a possible Trump administration pick for one of two vacant U.S. District Court judgeships in West Tennessee, state Capitol Hill sources say. The veteran Republican lawmaker, who occupies the second most powerful post in […]

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Williamson County, Tennessee may consider selling Williamson Medical Center

Williamson County, Tennessee may consider selling Williamson Medical Center

on June 12, 2017, 6:09 AM / in State News

By Elaina Sauber , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee At the bottom of a four-page agenda for its Monday night meeting is a resolution Williamson County Commission will consider that would study the feasibility of selling a county-owned hospital as an alternative to a tax hike. But making such a sale worthwhile would require a change in state law. Proposed by Commissioner Gregg […]

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Permission Not Required: Michigan House Passes “Constitutional Carry” Bills

on June 12, 2017, 6:03 AM / in State News

Home » Issues » 10th Amendment » Permission Not Required: Michigan House Passes “Constitutional Carry” Bills Permission Not Required: Michigan House Passes “Constitutional Carry” Bills Posted in 10th Amendment, News LANSING, Mich. (June 9, 2017) – On Wednesday, the Michigan House passed a series of so-called “constitutional carry” bills that would make it legal for most people in the state […]

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Joe Biden’s niece dodges jail after $100K credit card scam

Joe Biden’s niece dodges jail after $100K credit card scam

on June 11, 2017, 7:09 AM / in National News, State News

By Rebecca Rosenberg   /  New York Post H/T Thomas The wild-child niece of former Veep Joe Biden stole more than $100,000 in a credit card scam — and quietly cut a plea deal in Manhattan court that spares her any jail time, The Post has learned. Using a borrowed credit card, the blonde Caroline Biden set up an unauthorized […]

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Just In: Alabama Just Cut Welfare By 85% By Making This One Small Change. Other States Should Follow

on June 10, 2017, 7:45 AM / in State News

There are those folks who truly NEED help and I have no problem with that taking place.  I have ranted for decades that the open door for LAZY people to feed off the work of others must end.  Drug tests need to be a MUST to begin the process.  Unless there is a legitimate doctors diagnosis of a disability that […]

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Judge who censored undercover Planned Parenthood videos was on pro-abortion group’s board

Judge who censored undercover Planned Parenthood videos was on pro-abortion group’s board

on June 10, 2017, 7:03 AM / in National News, State News

by Claire Chretien CALIFORNIA, (LifeSiteNews) – The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) is seeking to disqualify the judge who censored its undercover footage of an abortion conference because of his ties to a pro-Planned Parenthood organization that lets the abortion company run a clinic on its premises. When David Daleiden began releasing his now-famous exposé on the abortion industry’s participation in […]

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TFA End of Session Legislative Report 2017 – New laws and disappointments

TFA End of Session Legislative Report 2017 – New laws and disappointments

on June 9, 2017, 6:26 AM / in Opinion, State News

The Tennessee Legislature has adjourned for 2017.  Tennessee Firearms Association has worked on, tracked and many times opposed more than 70 bills that were introduced this year.   Twenty-three (23) bills have been passed into law and signed by the Governor.  None of them address any issue that should make you as a gun owner proud to say that “Tennessee is […]

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Tennessee state Rep. Andy Holt ‘considering’ run against Sen. Bob Corker

Tennessee state Rep. Andy Holt ‘considering’ run against Sen. Bob Corker

on June 8, 2017, 7:50 AM / in State News

The Tennessean  U.S. Sen. Bob Corker could face a deeper primary challenge in his next bid to keep his Senate seat. Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt, R-Dresden, told the USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee on Wednesday that he’s in the process of deciding whether to run against Corker. He said “multiple polls” have shown Corker’s approval rating dwindling, and has been […]

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Tennessee Rep. Blackburn confirms bid for 9th term in House

Tennessee Rep. Blackburn confirms bid for 9th term in House

on June 8, 2017, 7:39 AM / in State News

Republican Marsha Blackburn has confirmed she will seek another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/2rIGLi8 ) that Blackburn’s bid for a ninth term puts an end to speculation in some circles that she might instead try to run for statewide office next year. Republican Sen. Bob Corker hasn’t yet announced whether he will seek a […]

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Tennessee campaign finance panel fines former lawmaker $465K

on June 8, 2017, 7:37 AM / in State News

Associated Press    /   The Star Tribune NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee campaign finance officials have imposed a nearly $465,000 fine on a former lawmaker who was expelled from the General Assembly last year amid a series of sexual harassment allegations. The Tennessean reports it’s the largest fine ever imposed by the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance. Jeremy Durham was […]

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