State Appellate Judge Sitting on Grand Jury in Carroll County

PRESS RELEASE from Tennessee’s Administrative Office of the Courts, Jan. 6, 2016: Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judge John Everett Williams found himself on the other side of the bench this week, when he served as a member of the Carroll County grand jury. Judge Williams received a notice from the sheriff’s office in December, […]

‘Serious Problems’ in DHS Need Correcting: Tracy

Press release from Senator Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, Jan. 5, 2016: Tracy Files Legislation to Control Fraud and Mismanagement within the Department of Human Services NASHVILLE — State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has filed legislation aimed at correcting serious problems within the Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS). The legislation will make substantial changes to the […]

TNGOP Circulating Online Petition Opposing Obama’s New Gun Order

Press release from the Republican Party of Tennessee, January 5, 2016: TNGOP: Dems Should Campaign on the Gun Ban They Want to Impose on Us NASHVILLE, Tenn. – January 5, 2015 – From the East Room of the White House, President Barack Obama announced a sweeping set of executive orders meant to restrict Americans’ access […]

Andy Holt’s ‘Open Letter’ to Obama: ‘Take Your Gun Control And Shove It’

Press Release from Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt, Dresden, Jan. 5, 2016: Take Your Gun Control And Shove It President Barack Obama, This week you have announced your plan to enforce unilateral, unconstitutional executive orders on gun control. Well, here in Tennessee, we aren’t buying it. You should note that when Congress refuses to act, […]

TNDP Chairwoman Questions Speaker Harwell’s Priorities on Rep. Durham Matter

Press release from the Democratic Party of Tennessee, January 5, 2016: Nashville, Tenn. (January 5, 2016) — On Tuesday, Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini questioned Speaker Harwell’s priorities and asked once again that Republican leadership hold Rep. Jeremy Durham accountable for his behavior. “Yesterday, Speaker Harwell (R-Nashville) backtracked on her statement that the Republican […]

Bulk of Record-Setting Year from Comptroller’s Fraud Hotline Involved Just Two Cases

More than $960,000 ‘misappropriated’ in Camden and South Pittsburg constituted 85 percent of tip line’s total haul

Record Level of Gov’t Waste, Fraud, Abuse Identified Through Hotline Tips: Comptroller

Press release from the Office of the Tennessee Comptroller, Dec. 29, 2015: Comptroller’s Hotline Helps Protect Taxpayers The Tennessee Comptroller’s Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline is marking a record achievement in its effort to help uncover the misuse of government funds and property. Confidential tips to the hotline helped to identify a record $1,112,500 in […]

Merry Christmas, Tennessee!

Nothing says “‘Tis the Season” this year like jet-skiing the Caney Fork below Center Hill Dam on Christmas Eve

Black Lawmakers Vow to Fight UT Diversity Program Cuts

Press Release from the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators, December 23, 2015: NASHVILLE- The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators is condemning an “attack” on diversity programs in higher education by Republican lawmakers. Some conservative lawmakers have vowed to review funding for college diversity programming across the state after two recent controversies at the […]

Voters in Beacon Center Survey Leave ‘Lump of Coal’ for UT Diversity Office

Press release from the Beacon Center of Tennessee, Dec. 21, 2015: UT’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion “Wins” 2015 Lump of Coal in a Landslide Today, the Beacon Center awarded the 2015 Lump of Coal to The University of Tennessee’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion for wasting taxpayer money on a program that emphasizes political […]