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Former Top Haslam Adviser Lands $120K State Museum Contract

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s former chief of staff, Mark Cate, will earn $120,000 per year as a “project coordinator” developing the new Tennessee State Museum to be built near the state Capitol. The Knoxville News Sentinel obtained details of the … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Seeks $55 Million for Coal Ash Cleanup Workers

  A new federal lawsuit seeking $55 million in damages has been filed on behalf of 11 workers who say they suffered health damage from cleaning up the Kingston coal ash spill. The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1UvIEHy ) reports that … Continue reading

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148 Former Lawmakers Covered by State Insurance Plan

Tennessee records show that there are more former lawmakers enrolled in the health insurance plan for state employees than current lawmakers. The Knoxville News Sentinel cited records from the state office of benefits administration in reporting that 148 former lawmakers are … Continue reading

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State takes 53 Hemp Applications

Tennessee’s Department of Agriculture says it has received 53 applications seeking approval to grow industrial hemp.  The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1CFrlZc) reports the applicants will serve as test cases for the state law if the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration gives … Continue reading

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Over 13 Different Mammals Occupy Fall Creek Falls

A volunteer survey says there is a rich diversity of mammals ranging through Fall Creek Falls State Park. A report on the 2013 effort says at least 13 mammal species were spotted at the park. Some 42 volunteers manned remote … Continue reading

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Political Action Committees Spent $10 Million on Tennessee Elections

Tennessee Registry of Election Finance reports show political action committees spent more than $10 million to influence elections of candidates for office last year. The Knoxville News Sentinel cited the data in reporting that direct donations had decreased from the … Continue reading

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UT Releases Four Years’ Worth of Sex Assault Data

The University of Tennessee has released statistics showing the number of student sex assaults more than doubled in four years. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the university released its data last week to all students, faculty and staff. UT spokeswoman … Continue reading

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