A judge in Nashville on Friday triggered renewed debate over the controversial issue that fired up a range of competing interests last legislative session. Opponents of the law hailed the ruling as “common sense.” Supporters promise to re-word and reload it back into the statute books next year.
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Gov. Bredesen said Wednesday Tennessee government-worker medical coverage won’t be spared the budget scalpel: Benefit-reductions and co-pay increases are under review. And he’s unconvinced substantial savings can be realized through incentives for “healthy behaviors.”
Tennessee’s Corrections Department head says the only way to meaningfully cut the state’s prison budget is to grant early releases to between 3,000 and 4,000 prisoners the agency deems non-violent. Gov. Phil Bredesen calls proposal a “dramatic step.”
Republicans expand control to majority plus one — gain dominance over key committees. Shelbyville trucking line operator Pat Marsh, a graduate of Fayetteville Central High and UT, will serve on commerce and transportation committees.
Earlier this year Reason magazine offered up a much dimmer view of the Tennessee Valley Authority than that no doubt favored by the federally owned corporation’s 50-member public relations staff. In “How Big Government Infrastructure Projects Go Wrong,” the libertarian Cato Institute’s Jim Powell cast “America’s biggest monopoly” in a light that by no means […]
The Wall Street Journal breaks down federal spending on a state-by-state basis. Education monies make up largest portion of Tennessee’s allocation.