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on March 18, 2020, 8:55 AM / in State News

This is a very interesting article about the BEP Program: State Commission Report: State and Local Education Funding for K-12 Exceeded Basic Education Program Requirements by $2.1 Billion in 2017-18 March 9, 2020 Laura Baigert According to a state commission report that studied education funding for fiscal year 2017-2018, the combined state and local government funding exceeded the Basic Education Program […]

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Tennessee Addresses it’s big business

on March 18, 2020, 8:54 AM / in State News

I am sure that you want to know what the legislature is doing.  Here is the latest: Tennessee General Assembly Addresses Procedures and Bills Deemed Necessary to Pass a Budget for Fiscal Year 2021, Including Two That Raise Taxes The Tennessee General Assembly adjusted schedules at the start of the week for Tuesday to address only those procedures and bills […]

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Former Rep. Duncan Hunter sentenced to 11 months

Former Rep. Duncan Hunter sentenced to 11 months

on March 18, 2020, 8:46 AM / in National News, State News

Former Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter on Tuesday was sentenced to 11 months in prison and three years of parole for corruption charges. Hunter at first called the allegations a “witch hunt,” then pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to misuse campaign funds. Prosecutors said he used more than $200,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses, including a […]

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West Virginia case means coronavirus now in all 50 states: tyranny goes nation wide

on March 18, 2020, 8:44 AM / in National News, State News

West Virginia on Tuesday reported its first coronavirus infection, meaning that the outbreak has now spread to all 50 states and Washington, D.C. “We knew it was coming, we’ve prepared for this, and we shouldn’t panic,” Gov. Jim Justice (R) said. He ordered all restaurants, bars, and casinos in the state to close to prevent the flu-like virus from spreading. […]

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Coronavirus ’emergency’? Oregon police ask people to stop calling 911 because they ran out of toilet paper

on March 17, 2020, 7:25 AM / in National News, State News

A police department in Oregon is urging people that if they’ve run out of toilet paper, it’s not worth calling 911. The Newport Police Department posted the surprising message on its Facebook page as shoppers across the country have flocked to supermarkets to stock up on supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic that has put much of the world on edge. “It’s hard to believe […]

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Your Papers Please: State Forces Kentucky Man Into Home Quarantine

Your Papers Please: State Forces Kentucky Man Into Home Quarantine

on March 17, 2020, 6:27 AM / in State News

Written by  Dennis Behreandt A 53-year-old man in the Nelson County, Kentucky, has been forcibly confined to his home with a police guard posted outside after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. “The patient from Nelson County is a 53-year-old man who tested positive at the University of Louisville, then left against medical advice,” the paper reported. “The Lincoln Trail […]

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Crime lab move to Jackson will have little impact, TBI director says

Crime lab move to Jackson will have little impact, TBI director says

on March 16, 2020, 8:26 AM / in State News

By Yolanda Jones  |  Daily Memphian The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is moving its crime lab for West Tennessee from Memphis to Jackson, where a new $25 million facility is set to open next year. Some have questioned the impact of the move from Memphis, but TBI Director David Rausch says the relocation won’t hurt the processing of evidence for Memphis. […]

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They Were Skating on Thin Ice

They Were Skating on Thin Ice

on March 16, 2020, 8:10 AM / in State News

A Massachusetts judge has ruled in favor of several student athletes on a girls’ hockey team who were disciplined by their high school for attending a house party where alcohol was served. Norfolk County Superior Court Judge Maynard Kirpalani granted preliminary injunctive relief to the five teammates on grounds that Braintree Public High School’s policy was too vague to be […]

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Ohio, Ill. Governors Order All ‘Non-Essential’ Businesses To Close

Ohio, Ill. Governors Order All ‘Non-Essential’ Businesses To Close

on March 16, 2020, 7:53 AM / in National News, State News

The governors of Ohio and Illinois have ordered the closure of bars and restaurants in their states to keep people safe from the coronavirus. Earlier on Sunday, Governors J.B. Pritzker (D-Ill.) and Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) revealed they were considering the closure of non-essential businesses during an interview on “Meet the Press.” “If we do not act and get some distance […]

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North Memphis officials seek state funding to help with COVID-19

North Memphis officials seek state funding to help with COVID-19

on March 16, 2020, 7:27 AM / in State News

By Omer Yusuf  |  Daily Memphian Charity by Government North Memphis elected officials requested more state funding Friday, March 13, for programs that benefit the most vulnerable members of the community potentially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic – including children, working poor and seniors. Democratic State Rep. Antonio Parkinson is requesting funding for unemployment and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. […]

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Utah police departments ASK criminals to ‘cease’ crime until further notice… because coronavirus

Utah police departments ASK criminals to ‘cease’ crime until further notice… because coronavirus

on March 16, 2020, 6:50 AM / in State News

Several Utah police departments have pleaded with criminals to stop their “nefarious” behavior in light of increasing amounts of coronavirus cases in the US. Is this all one big joke? It’s difficult to tell how seriously the US government is taking the coronavirus when politicians are urging people to quarantine themselves indoors, but state officials are using the virus as […]

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Legislative Update, Week of March 14, 2020

Legislative Update, Week of March 14, 2020

on March 16, 2020, 6:45 AM / in 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 to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Tennessee Legislature to exclude citizens from Legislative offices, hearings and activities!

on March 14, 2020, 7:06 AM / in State News

News reports are coming out Friday afternoon that Governor Lee, Lt. Gov. McNally and Speaker Sexton have issued orders to close the capitol and the legislature’s offices and committee rooms effective immediately to the public, advocacy groups, and paid lobbyists! Can these elected officials constitutionally exclude the public from the capitol and the legislature while they continue to conduct public […]

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Metro Nashville Police Department camera captured a dramatic scene as a tornado passed through Jefferson Street and 3rd Avenue N. on March 3.

on March 13, 2020, 7:36 AM / in State News

NEW VIDEO OF MARCH 3 TORNADO: This was recorded by an MNPD Safety Camera mounted at Jefferson Street & 3rd Ave N. The camera continued to record on battery power for a short time after it lost electricity. Despite water damage to the camera housing, the stored video survived. pic.twitter.com/JqusCTMq6N — Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) March 12, 2020

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Police sting leads to men who used gay hookup app Grinder to lure boys for sex abuse

Police sting leads to men who used gay hookup app Grinder to lure boys for sex abuse

on March 13, 2020, 7:21 AM / in State News

By Anthony Murdoch Oklahoma police investigators made 11 arrests, including two who used the app to target young victims. PAWNEE COUNTY, Oklahoma, (LifeSiteNews) – An Oklahoma sheriff says two men arrested and charged with the rape of minors used a homosexual hookup app to precisely target underage boys for “gay sex.” The homosexual app Grindr was mentioned by Sheriff Mike […]

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Sanders projected winner of California primary

Sanders projected winner of California primary

on March 13, 2020, 7:06 AM / in National News, State News

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has won California’s Democratic primary, holding onto the lead he had when the polls closed on Super Tuesday even though former Vice President Joe Biden gained some ground as provisional ballots and votes cast by mail were counted. Sanders had always been projected to win California, but the confirmation of his victory provided a boost to […]

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SAF Challenges Connecticut Magazine Limit in Federal Lawsuit

SAF Challenges Connecticut Magazine Limit in Federal Lawsuit

on March 12, 2020, 7:09 AM / in National News, State News

by Dave Workman (Ammoland.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut, challenging that state’s seven-year-old ban on so-called “high capacity magazines,” contending that the prohibition only punishes honest gun owners and hasn’t prevented any crimes. SAF is joined by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League on behalf of two private citizens, Susan Ross and Domenic Basile. They are represented by New […]

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New York imposes coronavirus containment area

on March 11, 2020, 7:01 AM / in State News

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that the state is establishing a coronavirus “containment area” in New Rochelle, just north of New York City. The small city in Westchester County has become the epicenter of coronavirus cases in the state, with what “is probably the largest cluster of these cases in the United States,” Cuomo said. The state […]

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Legislative Update, For The Week of March 7, 2020

Legislative Update, For The Week of March 7, 2020

on March 10, 2020, 9:20 AM / in 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 to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Community College Employees Who Want Out of Union

on March 10, 2020, 9:09 AM / in State News

Imagine being trapped in an organization you didn’t support, subsidizing beliefs you don’t hold and paying dues every month for the privilege? Then imagine being told this situation would persist for at least another two years in direct violation of your constitutional rights. That’s exactly the position Kristine Kurk and Dawn Woltkamp find themselves in — to hear their designated labor union […]

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