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 15, 2014 - 9:25am.
If it's R B Morris...it's a Good Friday!
7:30 BYOB $10
Music at Market Street is right next to the Market Street Bistro in Ladd Landing, Kingston, TN.
Submitted by onetahiti on April 16, 2014 - 7:57pm.
WATE has the story: Link....
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 16, 2014 - 7:14pm.
This is BIG!
Submitted by mushy on April 16, 2014 - 1:12pm.
Elvis is back on the Princess stage April 19th (this Saturday) at 6PM.
See flier on the Princess Blog for details!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 16, 2014 - 9:18am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 16, 2014 - 8:07am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 16, 2014 - 8:03am.
Well done, People! This is a wonderful and positive event for our county. The racers seem to have really enjoyed it and went away with a very positive view of Roane County and its people.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 16, 2014 - 7:56am.
This was a stupid deal for Roane County back when it was done. I seem to remember that there was more money spent than is being quoted now. At any rate, Commissioner Kelly, who was not on the Commission when this was done, is exactly right on this:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 16, 2014 - 7:24am.
This is an absurd waste of money in what appears to boil down to a contest of who can hate Obamacare the most. This is going to be fun to watch, especially since Obamacare is working rather well at the moment. (Haslam care, not so much)
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 15, 2014 - 5:56pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 15, 2014 - 8:58am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 15, 2014 - 8:51am.
This is unbelievable...
An amendment to allocate state money to ending this backlog was defeated. That story and more from Crockett News Buzz.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 15, 2014 - 7:00am.
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...
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