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 December 17, 2014 - 11:20am.
I was hoping we would see some legal action on this.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 16, 2014 - 12:56pm.
OK, the predictable happened. A fake town social media account was opened and is bubbling with positive social comments:
@FakeMayor account posted "just have to be positive. i learned today that 2 of my 6 staffers are not arsonists.#staypositive"
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 15, 2014 - 12:13pm.
Republicans can't stand to let Federal tax dollars go somewhere else. So how do we make up the TWO BILLION DOLLARS lost because of GOP politics and how do we get the rural hospitals back that were closed because of this?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 15, 2014 - 11:18am.
Actually, I hate to disagree with my buddy, Steve Cohen, but I think Haslam's plan will work quite well, just not at giving Tennessee's college students a better education. What it will do well is funnel students into two year schools with abysmal graduation rates while raising tuitions at our states four year institutions by about $500 the first year.
Congressman Cohen's numbers and comments brought to us by Tom Humphrey:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 14, 2014 - 6:33pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 12, 2014 - 9:48am.
Crucial Deadline Looms For The Uninsured
Ramsey wants to limit new Tenn. abortion laws
Sen. Kelsey, Rep. DeBerry File Bill Aimed at "Racial Profiling"
TN U.S. House delegation splits — 4 yes, 5 no — on $1.1 trillion budget bill
Social Media Comments Involve Chattanooga Police and Local Activists on Profiling Issue and Free Speech Questions
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 12, 2014 - 7:43am.
The same policy is in force here at RoaneViews for ALL posters. We also put a premium on factual accuracy. We make mistakes but they are always corrected when we find them.
Look, We have an "Us v Them" problem in our society and it's not just law enforcement. We are polarized in several places across the societal spectrum. Until we work on opening things up for clear dialog and search for ideas that work, rather than trying to put each other down, things won't change. Law enforcement is in a special category in that they hold life and death power over all of us, and should fall under special training and scrutiny and process openness. Let us try to keep in mind through all of this that there are more good well meaning people on every side than there are jerks. We must not classify all protesters by the very few we see on camera breaking windows and cops by the very few who shoot and kill juvenile delinquents. This is a complex problem and will take a complex solution persistently applied.
The Chattanooga story is here:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 10, 2014 - 6:06pm.
I wanted to post something on this earlier but I had Jury duty today. (No, I didn't sit on a case, since I have been a victim of the crime the defendant was accused of)
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 9, 2014 - 8:13am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 9, 2014 - 8:07am.
Why would someone force a child to drink two and a half liters of grape soda as punishment and who knew it was deadly? We don't normally post these types of stories but this one warns of the dangers of several things including bad parenting and sodas.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 9, 2014 - 7:55am.
This is a strange development and indicative of the Nation the US has become. Our elected officials are told what to do by moneyed and corporate interests rather than asking themselves what would be best for the people of these United States. As if the $4.5 billion Watts Bar debacle isn't enough, now we have more nuclear plants being proposed and financed by private interest who only want to make an obscene amount of money on them. So who bears the risk? The American taxpayer who insures nuclear plants, since no private insurer will touch them.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 8, 2014 - 9:33pm.
Well, except for that period of time when Governor Sundquist used it as his personal political campaign rag. Thank Gov. Bredesen for pulling in Commissioner Jim Fyke to save TDEC and the Conservationist. I will mention that Gov Haslam has continued the GOP tradition of destroying the entities in this state that work for a better environment by eliminating the TN Conservation Commission. Still surviving is this best of all Tennessee publications. You should give subscriptions to all of your family!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 8, 2014 - 3:00pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 8, 2014 - 11:03am.
Gotta love that free market. Price gouging anyone?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 7, 2014 - 7:24pm.
As Dr. Shea Tuberty noted, "We are seeing NO lasting effects from the ash spill." But this is the perception that remains:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 7, 2014 - 6:17pm.
Now U T fans have an even better connection with Dale Jr.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 7, 2014 - 7:42am.
Food for thought on this lovely morning...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 5, 2014 - 8:39am.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 4, 2014 - 8:00pm.
The Dog made him do it? Really? For some reason the news stories fail to mention that this guy is a Republican.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 4, 2014 - 4:14pm.
It turns out that both officers and citizens behave better if they know cameras are operating.
There are issues to be worked out and the study covers those as well.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 4, 2014 - 8:08am.
Not on Corporations, mind you. He voted to raise taxes on the working poor and barge operators on the Tennessee river.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 4, 2014 - 7:45am.
There's so much wrong with this I don't know where to start. The reason this project got cut by B & W is that they couldn't find support from investors, who see it as a loser. If you take away the tax payer funded insurance, since the private sector won't insure nukes either, this project fails all by itself. If you look at TVA's performance history, it's pretty obvious they can't be trusted to protect the public and then will refuse to make us whole when they have a disaster. So what does TVA do?...
It's full speed ahead with small nukes and they want to put them here in Roane County, just upstream of Kingston. Can we have some reason and sanity here?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 3, 2014 - 7:38pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 3, 2014 - 9:46am.
The race between State Rep Rick Womick and current House Speaker Beth Harwell illustrates how institutionally crazy the Tennessee GOP is right now. There's a robo call going around accusing Governor Haslam and Rep. Harwell of corruption. So when asked about it, Womick says it's a plot by Haslam. Really? Here's a link. See if you can make sense out of this looney bin we call the Tennessee House of Representatives.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 3, 2014 - 8:59am.
Before we click over to the Buzz, let's take a moment to see what we can do to help the kids and adults in yesterday's school bus crash that killed two children and an adult teacher's aide. The aide has a Rockwood connection. This is a tough thing for children at any time of year and I have a hole in my heart thinking about the parents who lost children. I won't link that story, since we'll be bombarded even on national news.
Here are the main stories from CPI:
Tennessee teachers pressure Gov. Haslam to provide 6 percent raises
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 2, 2014 - 12:51pm.
Shouldn't they at least have deducted the costs of hunting Shawn Smoot down and extraditing him from Alabama? I don't get this one.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 2, 2014 - 12:38pm.
Chief Wright has my respect and support...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 2, 2014 - 8:52am.
Farm welfare queen who is also a TN Congressman Fincher's aide resigns after insulting Obama girls.
If you thought things were bad in our state legislature before, Beth Harwell is being attacked by fellow Republicans for being a "moderate". This is beyond bizarre!
Submitted by WhitesCreek on December 1, 2014 - 4:43pm.
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM), will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on its tentative decision to issue a solid waste disposal facility major modification to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for construction, operation, closure, and post-closure care of the existing Class II landfill for the disposal of industrial waste consisting of gypsum waste, fly ash, bottom ash boiler slag, cinders, and clinkers generated onsite from the burning of coal and the operation of air pollution control equipment by the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant – IDL730000211. It is worth noting that TVA is moving from wet placement of its coal combustion residuals to a dry stacking waste management process. The dry stack landfill method will produce a more stable final fill.
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