Tue
Jan 8 2008
07:53 am
By: WhitesCreek

The top legislative issues on lawmaker radar contain some hits and some misses...And some are foul balls crashing through your bedroom window.

The ATT statewide franchise issue scares me to no end. My local folks have their faults but if enough of us get on them, they'll come through for us. Turning over Roane County franchise decisions to a politically appointed State board could really screw us up. For example...

If there is one thing I'm sure of, it's that AT&T doesn't play well with others. Consider their $19.95 DSL offer that they were required to give consumers as a result of a deal with regulators. Never heard of it?

Exactly!

I tried to get DSL through one of their offers and not only did it not work, my phones were screwed up for two weeks afterwards. It took repeated calls to get things fixed.

Still don't have DSL.

Lost Medicaid Funding

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