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State Senator Bowling pushing for Emergency Abortion Rules

Republican Tullahoma State Senator Janice Bowling 1 of 5 GOP Lawmakers calling for emergency rules governing abortion in the Volunteer State. She also wants the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to probe Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers in the state. … Continue reading

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Haslam Continues Gas Tax Push, Legislature Pushes Back

Gov. Bill Haslam says it’s time to consider new funding methods to address what he calls a “multi-million dollar backlog” of transportation projects in the state. The Republican Chief Executive says Tennessee can no longer depend on federal money for … Continue reading

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Mass Killings becoming all too Common in Tennessee

Yesterday’s marine massacre in Chattanooga tragically the latest in several mass killings that have rocked the Volunteer State in the past decade. 3 Teenagers and a young woman were shot inside the car parked at a remote, abandoned home development … Continue reading

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Today: July 13th Nathan Bedford Forrest Day

Even as a bipartisan effort to remove government-sponsored confederate symbols moves forward in Tennessee, by state law this is none-the-less Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in the Volunteer State. Forrest was a noted Confederate Calvary General who was also a slave … Continue reading

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Legal Same-Sex Unions Could Earn $36.7 in Tenn.

Legalized gay marriage in Tennessee could boost the Volunteer State economy by millions of dollars. This according to a study by the Williams Institute which looked at patterns established in Massachusetts after same-sex marriage was legalized there. The supreme court … Continue reading

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230,000 Tennesseans Registered for Health Insurance

Some 230,000 Tennesseans signed up for health insurance under the Federal Exchange program through the Sunday deadline for open enrollment. That’s up from the 150,000 who sought coverage under the Affordable Care Act in the Volunteer State last year. Nearly … Continue reading

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Tennessee in top 20 for Business Tax Climate

A study group says Tennessee has the 15th best tax climate for businesses among the 50 states. The tax foundation says the Volunteer State’s ranking remains unchanged from last year. The foundation’s business climate index, now in it’s 11th year, … Continue reading

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