Monthly Archives: March 2016

Juvenile Offender Bill Sent to Study

A bill that would have allowed juvenile offenders to have shorter life-in-prison sentences has died in the Tennessee Legislature. Under Tennessee law, any person who is currently sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole must serve an … Continue reading

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TVA Opening Visitor Center

The Tennessee Valley Authority says it will be opening visitor centers on the reservations of its tallest dam, its first dam, and its longest dam on April 2. The TVA said Thursday that the visitor center at its tallest dam, … Continue reading

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De-Annexation Bill Dead in Committee

A Tennessee Senate committee has voted to kill a legislative proposal seeking to allow communities to hold elections to reverse annexation by cities. The State and Local Government Committee voted 5-3 on Wednesday to study the measure sponsored by Republican … Continue reading

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“Sham” Charities to Desolve, Pay Judgement

Two Tennessee-based cancer charities labeled “shams” by the Federal Trade Commission have settled a massive fraud case, along with their president, by agreeing to a $75.8 million judgment and the dissolution of the businesses. The joint action by the FTC … Continue reading

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Haslam Announcing 3 Year Road Plan

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is releasing his plan for road construction in TennesseeĀ on Thursday. The governor tells reporters that the plan will identify the specific projects that will be funded in the next three years. Haslam has been making a … Continue reading

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Bible Bill Expected to Pass

The state of Tennessee may soon have an official state book: the Bible. A bill that will name the Bible as the official book of the state is expected to come up for a vote soon in the state Legislature. … Continue reading

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TENNCare Chief Steps Down

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced TennCare Director and Deputy Commissioner of Health Care Finance and Administration Darin Gordon will enter the private sector at the end of June, leaving a nationally respected legacy of stability and innovation for a … Continue reading

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