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 July 16, 2014 - 7:57am.
This is going to be trouble for Wamp if that amount of money was mishandled according to the campaign finance regulations. Chuckie F might find a few regulations that he's happy about for a change.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 15, 2014 - 5:33pm.
From D Senate Primary Candidate Terry Adams:
"Gordon Ball’s endorsements of Haslam and Alexander aided in the failure of Tennessee to expand Medicaid, failure to raise the minimum wage, failure to pass the Fair Pay Act, failure to pass a comprehensive veterans bill, and failure to pass student loan reform."
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 14, 2014 - 7:20pm.
Roane County Homie and all around good guy and awesome voice talent, Jason Eskridge, has been nominated for a Nashville Independent Music Award for Best R&B Solo Male Vocalist. You can vote!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 14, 2014 - 12:04pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 14, 2014 - 9:25am.
OK, so this has a mass of truth disguised as snark that you have to read. Do that and you will better understand the moral, which is:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 14, 2014 - 9:16am.
Senator Campfield Opponent running on "I'm NOT Stacey Campfield" platform...Should be enough
And more from Crockett:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 11, 2014 - 3:50pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 11, 2014 - 8:43am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 11, 2014 - 8:00am.
Our natural resources are a huge source of pleasure and comfort to Tennesseans, but the economic benefit of outdoor recreation is often ignored. New figures from the Outdoor Industry Association note that outdoor recreation is responsible for over 83,000 direct jobs with $2.5 Billion in wages and salaries and results in $8.2 Billion in consumer spending. Communities that invest in greenways, bike paths, bike trails, parks, and other outdoor activities are cashing in on this trend. Roane County has several opportunities but lacks a direct push and program to get them developed.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 11, 2014 - 7:37am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 10, 2014 - 7:55pm.
Here's my musical heritage: Carole Kaye...The Beat Goes On and Good Vibrations and Dang!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 10, 2014 - 7:07pm.
So far he's not getting much traction. Gee...Wonder why? How about we pass rules against speculation on gas prices first? They account for around a third of the price of gas. Maybe then we could pass something to pay for our much needed infrastructure repairs.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 10, 2014 - 6:22pm.
An Environmental Impact Statement Required to Shut Down a Coal Plant? TVA Being Sued By Coal Companies
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 10, 2014 - 6:03pm.
This is absurd on the face of it, but coal companies probably think they can keep the coal fired plants open long enough to make some more money, regardless of the people that get sick or the fact that coal is killing our planet with global warming.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 10, 2014 - 3:34pm.
There were fireworks early in this radio debate.
Political Spotlight, Wednesday, July 9th – Circuit Court Judge Candidates Mike Pemberton and Tom McFarland
Listen to it here:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 10, 2014 - 10:52am.
Here's what has gone pubic so far.
City Bonding Inc. has failed to pay forfeited bonds to the County as law requires. This appears to have been going on for decades. (Link...)
City Bonding was presented with bond forfeits totaling roughly $8000 and did not pay. They were given 180 days to appeal and did not appeal. They were given another week to respond and after failure to do so, Judge Wicks issued an order for them to cease doing business in Roane County.
An appeal was made after both deadlines had expired and Judge Wicks' order was issued.
Judge Eblen vacated Judge Wicks' order on the grounds that Sessions judges do not have the power to issue such orders. Eblen's order is clearly contrary to TN Attorney General findings.
Judge Eblen is unopposed in the Aug 7 election to retain his position as 9th Judicial District Criminal Court Judge. Judge Wicks is unopposed as General Sessions Judge.
We do not have Wicks' order but have posted Eblen's order and the AG rulings here:
We will keep an eye on this and will issue more information as we can confirm it. There are legal issues here and we would not want to unfairly post something that could be incorrect.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 10, 2014 - 7:17am.
I don't in any way condone the mother's actions, but what good will it do that child if we put its mother in jail for a year?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 9, 2014 - 7:18pm.
Could have been any of us at one time or another...No, really!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 9, 2014 - 7:17pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 9, 2014 - 7:15am.
Haslam's $35 million website isn't just slow, it doesn't exist in working form.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 8, 2014 - 7:07pm.
Judge Wicks brought the problem to Clerk of Court Kim Nelson last year. Nelson says she has been working on the problem but after decades of neglect, turning things around has been difficult.
How difficult is it to notify the County Attorney to bring suit? We have noted the strange situation with bonding agencies in Roane County in the past, as in there is essentially just one and that one seems to hold a privileged position. Perhaps now we'll see some action to learn what is really going on here.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 8, 2014 - 5:57pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 7, 2014 - 6:32pm.
I wanted to post something about this last year when I was told of the results of a TWRA fishery study that involved trot lines placed under the I 40 and Hwy 70 bridges over the Clinch river at Kingston. Dr. David Etnier serves on the Board of Conservation Fisheries (as do I) and is a wit beyond most wits. He's also a brilliant fish guy and is credited with discovering the snail darter, among other things. He told me about his time on the Kingston trot lines and said he pulled in six sturgeon...all documented and released. He said he had always said that we would have a reproducing population of sturgeon in the future but not in his lifetime. Now, as a result of the efforts of many people and many government agencies, he thinks we'll have naturally produced baby sturgeon in Watts Bar Lake in HIS lifetime and that makes him proud.
If things continue to go well, many more fishermen will have the opportunity to catch and release a Tennessee Sturgeon, like this lucky man did:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 6, 2014 - 6:12pm.
This is very strange to me. Weston Wamp has a job that a rich guy created for him and now we see this. Weston Wamp stated his plan was to eliminate Super Pacs...apparently right after he gets elected by one.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 6, 2014 - 6:06pm.
I have no way of verifying any of this but it certainly makes for an interesting read. Let me know if any of it contradicts your family history.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 3, 2014 - 9:49am.
BUI = Boating Under the Influence
Don't be stupid. Wear your life jacket!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 3, 2014 - 8:23am.
This what happens when the Governor puts a former polluter's attorney as the TDEC Commissioner. Welcome to Tennessee, the water pollution state.
“At their extreme, these proposed rules could preclude a full review of a new discharge of mercury, dioxins and PCBs to waters with endangered species or that are a source of drinking water, an absurd result that is clearly contrary to the language and intent of the Clean Water Act,” Matheny added. “TDEC also adopted confusing new terms such as parameter, unavailable parameters, and response variables that even water quality experts have trouble understanding.”
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