We Just Wanted a Good Debate
Published 4/17/2013 at 10:25 a.m. 0 comments
Tennessee’s U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander joined 11 other Republicans to have dinner at the White House with President Obama to discuss, among other items, gun control.
So, Who Pays?
Published 4/17/2013 at 10:24 a.m. 0 comments
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will have to cover the costs of any money expended to locate a “megasite” along Interstate 81.
Agency Continues Growth
Published 4/17/2013 at 10:23 a.m. 0 comments
Helen Ross McNabb is continuing exponential growth with mergers and pressing for new programs.
Have We Got A Deal For You
Published 4/10/2013 at 10:37 a.m. 0 comments
If you are wondering about all the new office furniture in various local government offices in Oak Ridge—no they haven’t been on a spending spree.
One Down, One to Go
Published 4/10/2013 at 10:36 a.m. 0 comments
A coalition of groups opposed the Norfolk Southern Intermodal facility in New Market and a megasite proposal off Interstate 81, arguing that such sites should be on existing brownfields rather than taking Jefferson County farmland.
At Least One Race to Watch
Published 4/10/2013 at 10:35 a.m. 0 comments
There is the potential for at least one interesting Knoxville City Council race this year. Thus far the only non-incumbent to pick up a petition to run for Council is Anthony Hancock in the district now represented by Duane Grieve.
Al Jazeera Examines Knox Homelessness
Published 4/10/2013 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments
The Volunteer Ministry Center hosted a film crew from Al Jazeera English last week, doing a story on the link between homelessness and mental illness.
Kentucky TV Ads to Get Boring
Published 4/3/2013 at 10:07 a.m. 0 comments
So can the Republican Senatorial Committee drop their subscription to Mr. Skin?
The "Girls" Who Helped Win the War
Published 4/3/2013 at 10:05 a.m. 0 comments
It’s being billed as the untold story of the women who helped win World War II.
Not Good News for Incumbents
Published 4/3/2013 at 10:04 a.m. 0 comments
The poll had some interesting results, however, and it has good news and bad news for Alexander.
Pouring Gas on a Fire?
Published 3/27/2013 at 10:39 a.m. 0 comments
During the legislative session last week, a representative of the University of Tennessee suggested to state Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, that if he didn’t stop talking about UT’s Sex Week he was going to make it major national story.
Fast Break to Finish Session
Published 3/27/2013 at 10:38 a.m. 0 comments
The pace has been such that legislative services—the people who write the bills and the amendments—are overwhelmed. Additional staff is being called in to handle the workload.
Tennessee a Red (Chinese) State?
Published 3/27/2013 at 10:37 a.m. 0 comments
Lloyd Daugherty, chair of the Tennessee Conservative Union, launched an ad campaign and video revealing that a “Red Chinese” company had bought an East Tennessee coal company, and called on legislators to support a ban on mountaintop mining.
It Likely Will Get Worse
Published 3/27/2013 at 10:35 a.m. 0 comments
Tennessee Democrats took a major hit in 2012—the number of Democratic senators in the state Legislature dropped to seven. It appears that it is going to get worse.
Grocery Wine Death Premature?
Published 3/20/2013 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments
A bill to allow wine sales in groceries was defeated in a House committee last week and declared dead.