Fri
Jul 1 2016
06:58 am

3500 skilled workers out of a job is a huge slam on the local economies.

Gay Henson, president of Local 1937 of the TVA Engineering Association, said the planned staff cuts will hurt many communities in the Tennessee Valley and limit the scope and power of the federal utility by eliminating many skilled and highly paid engineers and nuclear operators.

"The effects of the decline in TVA's workforce is far reaching," she said. "Whole communities have been hit pretty hard, especially in rural areas of the valley."

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Lost Medicaid Funding

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