This morning, Governor Haslam addressed the General Assembly to announce his decision regarding Medicaid expansion. The press is reporting, per Governor Haslam’s wishes, that Tennessee won’t take part of the optional Medicaid expansion, but a closer read of Haslam’s own press release shows this to be false. Haslam is expanding Medicaid just under another name.
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Illinois with fraud for misrepresenting the fiscal health of its public pension system. For years, the Midwestern state had been hoodwinking municipal bond investors into believing that it had been properly funding its public servants’ retirement plans when, in reality, the state has a long history of [...]
Help us fight against a new tax on tourists and small businesses, right here in Tennessee. Click here to tell your state senator you oppose any new service taxes. There is a bill in the state Senate, SB 212 that would create a new tax on internet-based services. Local governments in Tennessee already collect taxes on hotel and [...]
President Obama wants Tennessee to help operate his health care law by agreeing to expanding Medicaid. The carrot being waved to state legislators is for three years the federal government will pick up the tab, after that the states will only be asked to take on a small percentage of the cost. Unfortunately, there is [...]
Recently the statewide assessment scores, known as TCAP, were released and the Knox school district did see overall improvement. We are glad to see scores moving in the right direction. Yet, while improving scores is a positive step it was absolutely irresponsible for school Superintendent Jim McIntyre to announce on a local radio interview that he was [...]