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 onetahiti on October 8, 2011 - 7:26pm.
Submitted by BTMatthews42 on October 5, 2011 - 12:38am.
Finally... Obama is going to bat against the new "voter id" laws..
In an interview with Philadelphia radio host Michael Smerconish last week, President Obama for the first time denounced the wave of new laws passed by Republicans designed to restrict the right to vote for millions of Americans.
Said the president:
I will say that my big priority is making sure that as many people are participating in our democracy as possible. Some of these moves in some of the other states that we’ve seen try to make it tougher to vote, restricting ballot access, making it hard on seniors, making it hard on young people.
I think that’s a big mistake, and I have made sure that our Justice Department is taking a look at what’s being done across the country to ensure that people aren’t being denied access to the franchise.
The fact that Obama invoked the Justice Department is very important, since the department has the authority under the Voting Rights Act to approve, deny or modify these laws. “The Justice Department should be much more aggressive in areas covered by the Voting Rights Act,” Congressman John Lewis told me recently.
Submitted by onetahiti on October 3, 2011 - 9:23am.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press has the story: Link...
Submitted by onetahiti on September 28, 2011 - 5:17am.
Salon.com has an excellent article about new, low-cost, low-skills, and remote hacks for Diebold and other electronic voting machines. Definitely worth a read: Link....
As I've been saying for years, "He who hacks last, wins." And the one group we know will be losing is the people.
Submitted by bgiltnan on September 16, 2011 - 5:40am.
Can anyone tell me where I could go to discover what TDOT intends to do at the Hwy58 & Hwy70 ( Race & Kentucky Streets) intersection ? Will this effect the buildings ?
Submitted by bgiltnan on September 10, 2011 - 6:41am.
Instead of a year extension to unemployment benefits why not give unemployed people "EMPLOYMENT VOUCHERS" that they can sign over to any company that will hire them ? Let's say a person gets $150 per week for a year. They can then pay $150 a week of their own wages by turning the vouchers over to a company that will hire them. This will help the companies hire people who really want to work and help ONLY those unemployed people who want to go find a job.
Submitted by RICK on September 8, 2011 - 5:49pm.
Everyone knows I am a Republican. However, the President deserves the respect of the GOP tonight by attending the speech before the Congress. Disagree with him or not, he is the President. GOP lawmakers are not only disrespecting the President, but even more, the Office of the Presidency of the United States itself. Shame on them!!
Submitted by onetahiti on September 4, 2011 - 7:06am.
The Leaf Chronicle in Clarksville has the story: Link...
Submitted by RICK on September 1, 2011 - 3:42pm.
Has anyone heard anything about this? It was sent to me by a friend today. I would like for someone to either verify it, or disqualify it as being true. I cannot find anything on it.
Dream Act: Obama passes amnesty by Executive Order
Last Friday, with no fanfare, no press coverage, and with every effort made to hide his actions from the American people, President Obama enacted the DREAM Act by Executive Order. Opposed by a majority of the American people and twice defeated in Congress, the DREAM Act grants amnesty to any illegal alien residing in the United States if she/he agrees to enlist in the U.S. Military or enter college.
I would be appreciative of any information that anyone could find me on this.
Submitted by onetahiti on August 19, 2011 - 10:30pm.
The Herald-News in Rhea County has the story: Link...
Submitted by onetahiti on August 5, 2011 - 1:01pm.
Payday lenders, who often charge over 350 percent interest and fees, are a blight on our county.
"We need the banks to stop pushing these destructive, predatory products and we need our government bank regulators to make them do it. But instead of protecting consumers and neighborhoods, the regulator in charge - the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) - wants to legitimize this business for the banks by adding weak regulations. Big bank payday lending doesn't need 'better rules' - it needs to be stopped!"
"The OCC is taking public comment on this plan until August 8th - tell the OCC NO to bank payday lending and NO to putting bank greed over people!" The folks at ShowdowninAmerica.org make sending a comment easy. See: Link...
Submitted by BTMatthews42 on July 19, 2011 - 9:17pm.
In the rush to end session early the TNGOP are admitting that they made mistakes on bills and some will have to be corrected next session and some even said they didnt understand what they were voting on.. Thanks for ending early and saving money, but at what cost?? Here's the link. Link...
Submitted by BTMatthews42 on July 18, 2011 - 10:21am.
This was taken from her facebook: TN State Representative Julia C Hurley
Submitted by Ray Collett on July 15, 2011 - 12:58pm.
The Rockwood City Council is meeting Friday 7/15/11 at 4pm in a special called meeting to discuss the water and sewer rate increase.
Submitted by BTMatthews42 on July 12, 2011 - 9:00pm.
She has made a lot of mistakes, but the biggest mistake was made by voters in electing her. If we arent careful, then we will be paying for this mistake for the next 10 years. Hurley has plans to carve our district into 3 pieces. Take parts of Rockwood and sticking it with Jim Cobb in Rhea County, I guess as a hahaha you vote Democrat so you are going to Rhea. Then she wants to take parts of Rockwood, Harriman, and Midtown and stick it with John Mark Windle in his district. This gives him a larger democrat base, but it also prevents Dennis living in his current location from running against her. This leaves her with the most gop friendly parts of the district- Kingston, Oak Hills, and ERoane, and Lc- which she thinks will give her a better chance of winning. I am not sure she is strong enough to survive a primary challenge, but she does have a fundraising edge on anyone considering a race.. I am urging everyone to call your county commissioners, city council members, and mayors to encourage them to adopt some form of resolution asking them to keep Roane together. If we have the support for the resolutions and then we can look into getting some petitions together with signatures urging Ken Yager, Bill Haslam, Beth Harwell, Ron Ramsey, and Julia Hurley to keep Roane together...
Submitted by swanpondresident on July 12, 2011 - 8:11pm.
The Julia Hurley will be a story on WTNZ tonight. Was watching the All Star game and the news advertisement with lead stories included, Rep Hurley's desk caper.
Oh Roane County, we are looking great now.
Maybe we could start new jobs through furniture repair business ... not exactly what many had in mind.
Submitted by BTMatthews42 on July 10, 2011 - 12:45am.
Link... Make sure you watch the video.. I dont know what to say about it...
Submitted by onetahiti on June 17, 2011 - 8:54am.
TVA and the NRC "will address the public ... on Monday, June 20, at noon in Athens, Tenn. ... at the Comfort Inn located at 2811 Decatur Pike." The subject of the meeting will be Unit 2 at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.
The Rhea Herald News has the story: Link....
Submitted by Parkview Pres on June 14, 2011 - 6:17pm.
We the people of Parkview subdivision are seeking Rockwood residents that have been annexed by Rockwood in the past 20 yrs or so to tell us if the City has failed to complete the Plan of Services in your area IE Sewer, Hydrants Water Elec Gas. Rockwood has decided to turn the annexation of Parkview into a legal battle which we are prepared to go forward with, we need to stop the taking of peoples property and money without the people having a say in the matter. The powers that be in Rockwood could careless about what anyone has to say. If you can help us out please email me at email@example.com Thank You
Submitted by onetahiti on June 8, 2011 - 1:37pm.
A man just admitted his crime of "report(ing) inaccurate or fabricated readings of power supply cables at the plant." The Herald-News in Rhea County has the story.
Submitted by onetahiti on June 8, 2011 - 9:39am.
Since we lost the private weather station on Joiner Hollow Road in Rockwood earlier this year, the HADS Kingston Fossil weather station at the TVA coal facility has been the one closest to Rockwood and West Roane County available through Weather Underground as well as the NWS. This morning the station was offline.
Submitted by onetahiti on June 1, 2011 - 12:00pm.
Rep. Desjarlais' phone number in D.C. is (202) 225-6831; to send him an email, go to his website: Link...
Here's a sample letter with talking points (courtesy of the National Volunteer Fire Council):
Submitted by BTMatthews42 on May 29, 2011 - 5:06pm.
Ron Harwell is running for city council in Rockwood, but he says things like this, Ron Harwell What else do you expect from a dumycrat. They do not read or understand the Constitution.
Submitted by onetahiti on May 25, 2011 - 10:03am.
From Rep. Hurley's FaceBook wall (Link...):
Submitted by onetahiti on May 25, 2011 - 9:42am.
From Rep. Hurley's FaceBook wall (Link...):
Submitted by onetahiti on May 13, 2011 - 6:20pm.
Summer Fest is an annual fun event in Roane County Park. Bring the whole family and stay the day! You'll enjoy delicious food, a 5k run/walk, a motorcycle event, a Law vs. Order ball game, disc golf, the new Splash Pad, and more. For more information, see: Link...
Submitted by onetahiti on May 8, 2011 - 4:47pm.
Amazon may build three more distribution centers in Knoxville and Nashville, bringing its proposed investment to $319 million and creating "about 1,700 full-time workers and 2,000 part-time or seasonal workers within two years" (Link...) in addition to the thousands of jobs already slated for Chattanooga.
Submitted by onetahiti on April 25, 2011 - 5:53am.
Watch all the way through. It's worth it, even on dialup.
Submitted by onetahiti on April 16, 2011 - 9:06am.
Submitted by onetahiti on April 14, 2011 - 6:05pm.
In the Tennessee House (via R. Neal at KnoxViews):
HB7 requiring photo ID to vote passes 57-35: Rep. Hurley votes "Yes" to make it either more expensive or more difficult for some people to vote.
HB1498 "freedom to discriminate" against gays, others passes 67-24: Hurley apparently absent.
HB1114 giving state election coordinator secret subpoena powers over county election commissions passes 67-20: Hurley votes "Yes" for more state power and secrecy.
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