Jan 22 2016
10:03 am

Sometimes my head can't shake fast enough to keep up with our Legislature. We have children dying because the EPA isn't strong enough to enforce clean water and air laws and these guys claim air pollution is good for alfalfa?

Some senators said they’re for getting rid of emissions testing altogether because it’s a burden on lower-income drivers who sometimes have to fork over hundreds of dollars to fix cars that flunk the test.

Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, seized the opportunity to go on a rant against climate change, which isn’t happening as far as she’s concerned. She denounced the EPA as a “rogue agency” and mocked liberals who think that “by changing our lightbulbs we can save polar bears.”

Sen. Frank Niceley, R-Hollow Stump somewhere near Strawberry Plains, said it reminded him that “some of these emissions are good.” He said coal-burning trains back in the day improved alfalfa crops along the tracks by spewing much-needed sulphur.


Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.