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Labor, Poverty and Welfare

Labor, Poverty and Welfare

on April 10, 2013, 6:41 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a full year of fruitless job hunting, Natasha Baebler just gave up. She’d already abandoned hope of getting work in her field, working with the disabled. But she couldn’t land anything else, either — not even a job interview at a telephone call center. Until she feels confident enough to send out resumes again, she’ll get […]

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Sen. Brian Kelsey’s Bait and Switch on Gun Control

on April 10, 2013, 6:07 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Written by  Lesley Swann Senator Brian Kelsey is at it again, trying to deceive Tennesseans on the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms.  After Kelsey’s circus-worthy constitutional gymnastics in favor of the federal government’s supposed power to take Tennesseans’ firearms away as he worked frantically to kill SB250, he now says he wants to protect Tennesseans’ right to […]

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Tennessee Drone Bill Vote on Thursday

Tennessee Drone Bill Vote on Thursday

on April 10, 2013, 6:01 AM / in Local News, News, State News

SB0796, sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers to provide strict regulation for the use of drones in Tennessee will go to the full senate for a vote on Thursday, April 11. Its companion bill HB0591 sponsored by Rep. James Van Huss has made it to the House Calendar and Rules Committee and will be heard on Wednesday, April 10 and is […]

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Tennessee Firearms Association BUSHMASTER AR15 GIVEAWAY!!

Tennessee Firearms Association BUSHMASTER AR15 GIVEAWAY!!

on April 9, 2013, 8:11 AM / in Local News, News, State News

TFA is giving away a BUSHMASTER AR15 to advance the effort to resist Barack Obama, the federal government and even a few in Tennessee state government who are determined to destroy your 2nd Amendment rights!! Sign up now!  Giveaway enrollment ends April 28, 2013!! You do not have to be a TFA member to participate – but we would appreciate […]

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Tennessee legislative briefs

Tennessee legislative briefs

on April 9, 2013, 7:26 AM / in Local News, News, State News

The Commerical Appeals Report from last night Legislators approve vote on tax ban Tennesseans will vote in 2014 whether to amend the state constitution to explicitly ban a state or local tax on earned income. The House of Representatives gave final legislative approval Monday night to the constitutional amendment resolution, sending it to the November 2014 general election ballot for […]

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Wonder if he’ll be dispensing cash, too?

on April 6, 2013, 6:46 AM / in News, State News

Humane Society Hires Former State Representative Swafford Posted NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former state Representative Eric Swafford has been hired by the Humane Society of the United States as an outreach director. Swafford, an award-winning member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Owners Association, said he will try to persuade former colleagues not to pursue legislation to make undercover investigations more […]

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Report from the Jackson Press

on April 5, 2013, 9:01 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

We eclipsed over 5700 reads two days ago and had slightly less than that yesterday. That is about 1000 more per day than last month and just about at the same rate as the Germantown newspaper has readers. I wish to thank you all for the support you have given and thank the hundreds of writers that contribute something almost […]

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“Kelsey’s Constitution” Newspaper AD

on April 4, 2013, 3:50 PM / in Local News, News, State News

The “Kelsey’s Constitution” newspaper ad project is complete and was very successful. I am honored to be associated with the 43 Patriots and the Tennessee Firearms Association who together donated $3,215.00 for this project. I donated $385.00 myself to cover the majority of the cost of the last two ads in the Germantown News. This project will show other legislators […]

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And the Left Swings for the Wall

on April 3, 2013, 4:19 PM / in Local News, News, State News

City officials in Hornbeak, TN took the second and final vote on a breed specific ordinance at last night’s council meeting. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, the term “vicious dog” and the regulations that accompany that designation, shall be applied to ALL bull terriers, Staffordshire terriers, American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, dobermans, rottweilers, German Shepherds, akitas and chows, as well as […]

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Medicaid Expansion Would “Save” Ohio Money by Increasing State, Federal Spending

Medicaid Expansion Would “Save” Ohio Money by Increasing State, Federal Spending

on April 3, 2013, 7:22 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Backers of Medicaid expansion treat federal funding as free money Editor’s Note: Last month the local Jackson City Council voted unanimously on March 5th on the motion of Councilmember Cisco, seconded by Councilmember Buchanan, a Resolution supporting Medicaid expansion in the Tennessee was approved 8-0-1 with Councilman Conger abstaining. May I remind you that Councilman Conger abstained not for a lack of understanding of the […]

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Spring Elections

Spring Elections

on April 2, 2013, 7:08 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Are you keeping up with your local elections? Many states have local and state elections on Tuesday, April 2 or in early May. In two years our own left leaning city council and Mayor come up for bid. Another instance, Wisconsin voters will go to the polls to elect open positions on the Court of Appeals, Circuit Court and the […]

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Confronting Common Core

Confronting Common Core

on April 1, 2013, 10:07 AM / in National News, News, State News

The event is free to attend, but attendees must register beforehand. You can do so by clicking the link here.  Tennessee Eagle Forum is heavily involved in this issue and we hope you will join us at this important event. This incredible event will take place on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm in Franklin, TN at the […]

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Keeping Pace

on April 1, 2013, 9:46 AM / in National News, News, State News

By Charlie Daniels Original Post For the last couple of years it seemed that I have had periods of weakness, lethargy and loss of energy which left me feeling winded and with other flu-like symptoms. I attributed them to having contracted one or another of the numerous “bugs” floating around these days. I made several visits to my doctor who […]

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News Briefs Around Tennessee

News Briefs Around Tennessee

on April 1, 2013, 9:29 AM / in News, State News

Breed Specific – Hornbeak, TN Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 2), city officials in Hornbeak, TN will take the second, and possibly FINAL vote, on an ordinance that would regulate the ownership of: Pit bulls, Rottweilers, Dobermans, Akitas, Chow chows, German Shepherds,and mixes of any of the above breeds. If you are in or around Hornbeak, please make every effort to attend […]

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Tennessee Legislative Update

Tennessee Legislative Update

on April 1, 2013, 4:36 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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Republicans Fight Sen Alexander On His Push For National InternetSales Tax

on April 1, 2013, 4:36 AM / in Local News, News, State News

The Tennessee Republican Assembly has joined the growing list of Tea Parties and other conservative/liberty groups across Tennessee by signing on to the resolution opposing Senator Lamar Alexander’s push for a national Internet sales tax mandate. Tennessee Tea Party Groups Reject Lamar Alexander’s Push For National Internet Sales Tax Mandate Nashville, Tenn. – Conservative and Tea Party groups across the […]

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TN: Animal abuse bill targets photographers

on April 1, 2013, 4:24 AM / in News, State News

HSUS is trying every way in the world to fight this bill but the fact is that it would notify authorities about animal abuse sooner so it could be investigated immediately. It would keep HSUS from sitting on video for months and editing it to make it look the way they wanted it or using it for fundraising. Anyone who […]

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Tennessee Senate Bill 1359: The Tethering Bill

Tennessee Senate Bill 1359: The Tethering Bill

on March 30, 2013, 6:38 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Whoops, while the house bill was tabled for further study, itlooks like the TN Senate is about to vote on a tethering bill as well…. Encourage all to write your State Senator and voice your opinions on the merits or lack there of for such a law in TN… Please forward this informational update to concerned dog owners in Tennessee. […]

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Tennessee Asset Forfeiture Bill Seeks To Abolish Abusive Police Practice

Tennessee Asset Forfeiture Bill Seeks To Abolish Abusive Police Practice

on March 28, 2013, 8:44 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Could be important to animal owners in Tennessee if this passes. Radley.Balko@huffingtonpost.com Tennessee Asset Forfeiture Bill Seeks To Abolish Abusive Police Practice  Posted: 03/22/2013 2:34 pm EDT | Updated: 03/22/2013 3:35 pm EDT A Tennessee state legislator has introduced a bill to abolish civil asset forfeiture , the controversial legal power that allows police to confiscate and keep property without […]

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HB1260 Tethering bill

HB1260 Tethering bill

on March 28, 2013, 8:36 AM / in Local News, News, State News

http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/billinfo/BillSummaryArchive.aspx?BillNumber=HB1260&ga=108 Has been deferred for summer study. No vote will be taken. We’re told that the sponsor didn’t have the votes to get it passed. : Thanks to everyone who contacted committee members and voiced their concerns. That leaves us with a very problematic forfeiture bill (TN HB0462 by Lamberth/SB0581 by Haile) that AKC issued an alert about last week. […]

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