Commissioner Junior Hendrickson said he learned several things from the workshop. “We can manage the weeds but we can’t eradicate them,” he said. Hendrickson wondered why TVA could come up with a billion dollars to remediate the ash spill but does not have money to address the weed problem.

He said he would be in favor of forming a committee to address the problem.

“We have to do something,” he said.

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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.