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10 hrs ago | The Daily News Journal

SPOTLIGHT: Local governments have limited revenue options

Limits on local taxing autonomy severely restrict funding opportunities for Tennessee's local governments and may affect services available to citizens.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Greenville Sun

US Nitrogen's Water Permits Draw Fiery Debate At Thursday Hearing

Sun Photo By O.J. Early Britton Dotson, deputy director of the Division of Water Resources for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, speaks to the crowd assembled at West Greene High School on Thursday night to offer comments on US Nitrogen's revised water permit applications.

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Washington Examiner

Bob Corker, other Tennessee Republicans refuse subpoenas from Big Labor

Sen. Bob Corker , R-Tenn., said Thursday he will not comply with a subpoena issued by the United Auto Workers to appear at a regional National Labor Relations Board hearing April 21. Fellow Tennessee Republicans, Gov. Bill Haslam and state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, said Wednesday they will likely refuse UAW ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Tennessee, Bill Haslam, US Governors

WKRN

Clarksville woman celebrates 110th birthday

A Clarksville woman celebrated her 110th birthday Thursday. Jennie Beatrice Burton Ramey, known to family and friends as "Mama Jennie," will officially turn 110 years old this Saturday.

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CNN

Groups urge Tennessee governor to veto prenatal drug use bill

A bill is headed for the governor's desk in Tennessee that would allow for a woman to be prosecuted if she illegally takes drugs while pregnant and the child is harmed.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Drugs, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Criminal Defense Law, Law

WKRN

TDOT halts road construction for Easter weekend

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is halting all interstate construction this Easter weekend.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Daily Kos

Great News! Tennessee Agrees To Give High School Grads Two Years Of Free College Tution

Yes, yes! In a rare and grand bi-partisan move, Tennessee legislature approved an educational measure called the Tennessee Promise .

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The Leaf-Chronicle

108th General Assembly adjourns for year

State lawmakers concluded a session Thursday in which they approved measures to allow folks to buy wine in grocery stores, fight methamphetamine production and give high school graduates free tuition at community colleges.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Bill Haslam, US Governors, US News, Education, School Vouchers

WTVF Nashville

108th General Assembly Adjourns For The Year

The 108th Tennessee General Assembly has adjourned after a session that included the passing of a $32.4 billion spending plan that doesn't give pay increases to state employees and teachers.

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NOLA.com

Just as in Tennessee rapid transit ban, could Jefferson Parish bike plan face opposition?

The types of bike lanes proposed by the Jefferson Parish Master Bicycle Plan, unveiled earlier this month.

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PropertyProf Blog

Tennessee Hates Buses

Tennessee lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favor a bill that bans the construction of bus rapid transit in two counties, one of which includes the city of Nashville.

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WKRN

Tenn. lawmakers head into final day of session

Members will also be meeting in conference committees to hammer out differences on key legislation, like Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to limit the sale of cold and allergy medicines used to make meth.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tennessee panel approves new cabins for Reelfoot Lake State Park

The State Building Commission on Wednesday approved design plans for eight or nine new cabins at the park in northwestern Tennessee famous for its fishing, cypress trees, nature hikes, boating and winter eagle tours.

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Detroit Free Press

Recruiting: Tennessee LB Josh McMillon, coached by former Wolverine, visits Michigan

As a Michigan alumnus, Whitehaven football coach Rodney Saulsberry had hoped for a prospect who would think beyond the Southeastern Conference.

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WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

New Study: Tennessee Physicians Support 143,229 Jobs, $20.1B in Economic Impact

Tennessee's patient care physicians fulfill a vital role in the state's economy by supporting more than 143,000 jobs and generating $20.1 billion in economic activity, according to a new report released today by the Tennessee Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

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WBIR-TV Knoxville

Eyes on Tennessee as it begins free communitya

Education experts will have their eyes on Tennessee as it works to provide free community college to all high school grads.

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Sunherald.com

Tennessee makes more sense for USM's Tyndall than other openings

Southern Miss basketball coach Donnie Tyndall being linked to the Tennessee job opening should come as no surprise to USM fans, and I find it hard to believe that he wouldn't listen if the Volunteers came calling.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

UT engineering student developing method of forecasting traffic

Firefighters were busy extinguishing a Gatlinburg condo fire on Ski View Drive Wednesday morning.

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Free Republic

Lawmakers pass Haslam free tuition plan [Free Community College in Tennessee]

Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk after passing the House on Tuesday.

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Politico

Corker reaches across aisle

At Gene Sperling's goodbye party last month, Timothy Geithner, Larry Summers and Jack Lew toasted the president's economic adviser at the Old Executive Office Building before migrating to the W Hotel's rooftop lounge, where they were joined by a lonely Republican guest - Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker.

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