Lost Medicaid Funding
To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.
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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 14, 2014 - 7:01pm.
Bill Haslam, Bob Corker, and Robin Smith. Robin Smith has been struggling to be relevant in the R party in TN. She's lost every election but she just keeps trying.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 14, 2014 - 5:42pm.
The last thing Roane County needs is a new nuke program, but that hasn't stopped TVA from charging ahead with Babcock & Wilcox. Turns out that B&W are having trouble finding anyone who wants to invest in nuclear power right now.
They also fired their CEO. Could TVA just forget about this project?
Congressperson Marsha Says "There is no war on women"...Voted Against Equal Pay to Hurt Trial Lawyers
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 14, 2014 - 11:18am.
It looks like Scott DesJarlais is not the only TN whacko in Congress.
That wonderful bit of crazy and a whole bunch more at the Crockett news buzz.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 14, 2014 - 6:56am.
This Industrial Park sits sad and empty near Westel. It's a bad deal for Roane because we would only get property tax for the next 13 years and then nothing after that. And, typically, businesses are lured in by giving tax abatements, which could mean that Roane might never see a penny in return for our millions of dollars invested.
Why are we in this deal?
Now we are in the position of going to Morgan and Cumberland counties and asking them to give something back. This ought to be fun to watch. After all they kick Roane County's rear in the negotiations and now we're asking them to be fair?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 13, 2014 - 12:41pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 12, 2014 - 6:40am.
The walking horse people are paying off Congressmen with large donations in their push to continue the practice of "soring" the legs and hooves of horses in order to force them into the unnatural gait that defines the Tennessee Walker.
“The Blackburn and Alexander bills, clinging to a sad past, perversely proclaim that they are preserving the Tennessee Walking Horse breed.
Chuck Fleischmann is a sponsor of the Blackburn bill. This is shameful and needs to stop.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 11, 2014 - 11:43am.
The working people of Tennessee have been attacked by their own Governor, Senator, and a host of outside organizations dedicated to keeping workers from being treated fairly in the workplace. Is it time for a full blown criminal investigation?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 11, 2014 - 9:00am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 10, 2014 - 8:22pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 10, 2014 - 8:00pm.
We knew it!
“you jokers just blew a $500,000 hole in the annual city budget.”
Read more: Link...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 10, 2014 - 12:09pm.
If I read this correctly, Ken Yager just voted to end the Home Owners Association Ban on hunting in his subdivision. That should go over really well when someone starts shooting in his yard.
This is getting crazy!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 10, 2014 - 11:40am.
The footbridge over the east embayment is under construction.
From TVA: Lakeshore remains congested with construction vehicles. The north parking area is available for access to the walking trails. However, for safety purposes, we ask that people enjoying the walking trails be mindful of the heavy equipment being operated in the area and the flaggers who are coordinating traffic flow.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 10, 2014 - 8:13am.
This ought to be fun!
That happens to be illegal, not that legal has much sway in the Haslam camp.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 10, 2014 - 7:05am.
TVA firings will equal approximately $155 million in wages and will hit mostly coal fired facilities.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 9, 2014 - 3:13pm.
So what is our Legislature doing to keep us safe?
Sen. Yager did NOT vote against this idiotic Bill.
From Our "TN Legislature is Run by Idiots" Dept..Bill Banning United Nations Election Monitors Goes to Gov
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 9, 2014 - 8:42am.
Why would you ban election monitors unless you planned to conduct crooked elections?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 9, 2014 - 6:27am.
Since the current storage facility is 75% full, TVA proposes to construct and operate an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, located just below the Watts Bar Lake dam in Rhea County, Tennessee. TVA has such a great record of competence and responsibility in handling its waste products there's no need to worry.
The Draft Environmental Assessment is available to the public for a 30-day review and comment period that began two days ago and ends May 7. Links to online comment and more info:
Going along with this theme is the fact that the Southeast has a poor environmental record as a whole. If the seven states, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama, were a separate country they would be the seventh largest emitter of greenhouse gases on this planet.
Read more: Link...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 8, 2014 - 3:58pm.
(Due to the large crowd expected this show will be just up the street from Market Street at the Ladd Landing Clubhouse. Directions are down there somewhere...)
We are on a roll for great music. Nothing but awesome from now until the end of May and these folks are going to keep the bar set high. Get ready for The Fairview Union. Come see these folks while you can. They won't be in a listening room like ours for much longer.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 8, 2014 - 8:07am.
Sen Yager sponsored this bill. It helps "Federally designated distressed counties".
Interesting that Roane is "distressed" except for the BEP formula which funds our schools.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 8, 2014 - 7:06am.
From the Chamber program for school "improvement":
(1) Public school choice including charter schools and private school choice (vouchers)
Knox County School Board Candidate Tamara Shepherd posts her response.
I wonder how our candidates stand on this? Any teacher that votes to support a Board candidate that is supported by the Chamber of Commerce is suicidal.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 8, 2014 - 6:57am.
From the summary: (HB0190 would) Increase State Expenditures - $173,000 Other Fiscal Impact - There will be annual shifts of state and local BEP funding from local education agencies to the non-public participating schools of the proposed program. Approximately $15,842,500 is estimated to shift in FY13-14; $24,356,300 is estimated to shift in FY14-15; $33,285,000 is estimated to shift in FY15-16; $68,230,000 is estimated to shift in FY16-17; and an amount estimated to exceed $68,230,000 is estimated to shift in FY17-18 and subsequent fiscal years.
Calfee's office says he's FOR public schools but wouldn't directly say he'll vote against this bill in committee. We'll be watching to see how it goes today.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 7, 2014 - 11:58am.
You kill the Assist. Principal, try to kill the Principal and others and you walk out of jail at your sentencing hearing?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 7, 2014 - 8:05am.
Lt. Gov Ramsey runs this state, Haslam's veto power is meaningless. Press Corp says Haslam conducting secret meetings, demand transparency in the State's business. And a lot more...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 7, 2014 - 7:24am.
“Till he’s blue in the face, he’s voted to repeal Obamacare,” Wamp said. “Don’t just vote to repeal Obamacare. Come up with a solution that Republicans can actually stand behind, so that our party can have a positive agenda to fix the country’s problems rather than just blame the other party for what they’re doing wrong.”
Chuck Fleischmann: (Well actually, Fleischmann hasn't said all that much. However, His spokesmen have gone after Wamp.)
“He comes from a family consumed with politics and is simply continuing that tradition,” Fleischmann campaign spokesman Jordan Powell said.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 6, 2014 - 12:01pm.
As we have noted previously, our elected officials no longer work for us. Rather, they increasingly genuflect to organizations pushing radical ideologies with no concern whatsoever for local best interests. Tom Humphrey posted the unedited version of his opinion piece. Read it.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 5, 2014 - 2:09pm.
I don't think I can explain this so you better read it:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 4, 2014 - 3:38pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 4, 2014 - 9:29am.
The full editorial and more things you should be aware of:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 4, 2014 - 7:25am.
Brendon James Wright will perform an "After the Storms" show with Daniel Kimbro at Market Street tonight at 7:30. Reservations are not required for this show. Come on and let's have some fun!
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