Governor Haslam’s office released this announcement this afternoon. NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder respectfully announce the loss of Tennessee soldier, Specialist Jason K. Edens of Franklin. Edens died on April 26, in Bethesda, Maryland from wounds he sustained during an enemy attack on his unit in [...]
In 1988 Al Gore, Senator from Tennessee, announced he was running for President. His campaign and his politics were generally characterized by everyone as being Moderate or Centrist. Gore’s 1988 campaign Wikipedia page notes, “According to CNN, Gore ran his campaign as, “a Southern centrist, [who] opposed federal funding for abortion. He favored a moment [...]
A powerful video with a simple message … What would I do if I wanted America to fail. Thanks to Kathleen for the email on this one.
Not quite 30 years ago, Californians approved a ballot measure creating the state lottery. The measure was sold by proponents as a boon for education, with hundreds of millions of new dollars going to schools each year without having to raise taxes at all. Yet, as evidenced by the record setting Mega Millions jackpot last [...]
In a follow up to my post on the 4th about the excellent rankings that Tennessee and its elected officials have regarding taxation in the state, there is more good news. The Tennessee House today passed HB3760; a repeal of the state’s Estate Tax, often referred to as the Death Tax. It will phase out [...]
Ben Cunningham at Tennessee Tax Revolt and the Nashville Tea Party shared a couple of great stats with me via email. Per the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan education and research foundation based in Washington, DC, Tennessee tops the list of states when it comes to Tax Freedom Day, the day on the calendar when “the [...]
UPDATE: Senator Campfield responds to this issue. Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville), who served as the Co-Chair of the Tennessee Newt 2012 campaign, made an unusual choice. He changed horses in the middle of the stream. Between the end of early voting and Tennessee’s primary on Super Tuesday, Campfield announced he would no longer [...]
William Morgan at Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT) has alerted us that FOX News is reporting nationally on recent developments in the case of Vanderbilt University’s assault on religious freedom. Despite their continued claims to the contrary, Vandy has clearly and significantly changed its non-discrimination policy. The change is not for the better. The [...]