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Amazon starts collecting Tennessee sale tax Jan. 1 [Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.]
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dec. 08--NASHVILLE -- Christmas will come a little late for Tennessee tax collectors in 2013, but come it will beginning Jan. 1 with officials expecting a multimillion-dollar revenue boost as online retailing giant Amazon.com starts collecting state sales taxes on items it sells.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
The Tennessee Plan - Senate District 17
Senate District 17, Senator Mae Beavers, is a study in contrasts. Wilson County is one of the state's wealthier counties.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Greg Jordan: Private schools part of Drive to 55
Gov. Bill Haslam is strategically positioning Tennessee for the 21st century by creating a business-friendly environment through educational attainment programs, workforce development efforts and economic development.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Tenn. flags lowered to honor Mandela
The move comes after President Barack Obama issued a proclamation that ordered all United States flags lowered to half-staff until sunset Monday in honor of Mandela.
21-year-old lawsuit over institution for intellectually disabled reaches end
A decades-old lawsuit over conditions at a West Tennessee institution for people with intellectual disabilities has been dismissed after a federal judge found the state met court-ordered improvements.
The Daily News Journal
Governor: Expanding insurance for poor requires state's caution
Gov. Bill Haslam's failure to expand Medicaid coverage has unintended consequences, a Murfreesboro attorney said Tuesday at a luncheon with the governor.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The Tennessee Plan - Senate District 15
Senate District 15 is held by Senator Charlotte Burks, who has announced her intention not to run for reelection.
Tennessee Season To Remember Honors Victims Of Homicide
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Thursday evening hosted the 11th annual "Tennessee Season to Remember" ceremony at First Baptist Church in Nashville to honor victims of homicide.
MORE: Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Murfreesboro Able to Buy Needed Educational Equiptment on Murfreesboro News and Radio
Candidate for County Commission Phil Griffin told WGNS that he was excited to see TN Governor Bill Haslam announce a $625,000 grant to help fund needed equipment in the field of education in Rutherford County... The grant for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Murfreesboro at the school's Old Fort Campus will address needs for equipment ... (more)
Gov. Haslam proclaims Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced December 7, 2013 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
A message of light: Hanukkah ends this evening
This year saw the unusual convergence of Thanksgiving and the second day of Hanukkah, thanks to a particularly late date for the national holiday and early date for the Jewish Festival of Lights.
Sounds Ballpark Deal Rounds Second, Headed for Final Vote Next Week
After a public hearing and another lengthy discussion on the proposed new Nashville Sounds stadium at Sulphur Dell, the Metro Council approved the plan, sending it on to a third and final vote next week.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Tax Cuts Amid Budget Shortfall?
Since the Republicans gained control of the state Legislature, they have cut taxes each session and annual revenues to the state have been cut by an estimated $200 million, but they may face opposition from the governor if they want to cut taxes again.
Extra Credit: Tennessee's Student Achievement Gains - And Teacher Stresses
Tennessee's student achievement gains on this year's National Assessment of Educational Progress are so remarkable as to almost be amazing.
Pass/Fail: Despite Concerns with Judge Amendment, Legal System Prefers it Over Electing Judges
The only state Supreme Court justice to ever be turned out by a retention vote still thinks it's the best way to pick members of the high court.
Jim Gotto Wants His State House Seat Back
The former Republican state representative announced Tuesday that he will be a candidate for his old state House seat in District 60 next year.
The Daily News Journal
Haslam: County center of employment growth
Growth in Tennessee's economy is anchored by Rutherford County and creating a business friendly environment, Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday.
Homicide victims not forgotten this season
* Andrea Conte, former first lady of Tennessee, crime survivor and founder of You Have the Power, a victim advocacy foundation: Losing a family member or friend to homicide is life-changing for those left behind, and the holidays can be especially painful.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Tennessee Plan - Senate District 13
Rutherford County comprises all of Senate District 13, Senator Bill Ketron, and a portion of Senate District 14, Senator Jim Tracey.
State banking commissioner praises role of 'community banks'
The home-owned, home-operated "community banks" that dot today's business landscape are a priority of state financial advocates, a key member of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's cabinet said Tuesday in Clarksville.