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NASHVILLE -- According to Insurancenewsnet.com Tennessee has became the first state in the nation to start the process of seeking a controversial federal Medicaid block grant waiver pushed by the Trump administration. Republican Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday asked to convert much of the federal share of costs in the state and federally funded TennCare health care program for the...
Governor Lee Announces Transportation Alternatives Grants Statewide Monday, September 16, 2019 | 10:31am Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright announced today the award of $13,669,998 Transportation Alternatives Grants statewide in Tennessee. “Tennessee is committed to continuing to develop safe infrastructure across our states,” Lee said. “These grants will help us reach our goal...
 Tennessee Graduation Rate Continues to RiseMonday, September 16, 2019 | 04:07pmNASHVILLE— Today Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced that the graduation rate for the 2018-19 school calendar year was 89.7 percent.  Not only is that more than half a percentage point higher than the previous year, but it’s the highest graduation rate on record for Tennessee.  That translates into an...
How can the Church, the Community and government work together? The Problem with Prisons & Former Prisoners Over 50,000 inmates are presently incarcerated in Tennessee’s adult prisons and jails. Statistics show 97% of them will one day be released. Nationally, approximately 70% will end up back behind bars within three years. In Tennessee, over 50% of men on parole or probation...
Harry Potter 09/16/2019 A few years ago, “Harry Potter” was going to lead to the end of civilization as we know it. And apparently all of the threats and dangers are still here. A Catholic priest in Nashville recently banned the books from his school, saying the spells and curses are actual spells and curses, and that reading the books could cause...
by Carrie White, RoadSnacks   Well this has been one heck of a couple of years for the Republican Party. Never in my life time have I see anything like it — given that’s a relatively short lifetime, but who’s counting? And now that we’re headed towards the next big election, we wanted to get a better sense of what parts of...
Are we headed for civil war or a civility revival? by Jim Brown, Guest Columnist “God is on our side!” “No, God is on our side!” “Trump is wrong about everything. I hate him!” “Trump is the best. He’s saving our country!” And so it goes – in Nashville, across Tennessee and our deeply divided country. Last year, I wrote "Ending Our Uncivil War: A Path...
by Tennessee Ledger staff New York - Eddie Money, one of America's prolific rockers known for a string of hits in the 1970s and 1980s like "Take Me Home Tonight," has died. According to entertainment outlet Variety said Friday, citing his family. He was 70. Last fall, he learned he had stage four esophageal cancer. He made the announcement last month,...
TVA Executives Overspent on Travel ExpensesNASHVILLE — Tennessee Valley Authority executives have overspent tax dollars according to a recent inspector general's audit. The TVA top officials, according to the Associated Press an audit has found instances in which executives for the nation's largest public utility overspent on travel.The inspector general's report Wednesday audited about $1.8 million worth of Tennessee...

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