Month: March 2011

Fleischmann advises Budget Committee to ‘make the tough decisions now’

U.S Rep. Chuck Fleischmann testified on Wednesday before the House Budget Committee, and asked its members to address the national debt “in a real and meaningful way.” Rep. Paul Ryan chairs the committee, and is a key figure in debates

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‘The constitution is the constitution’ is the new ‘the Senate is the Senate’

The Tennessee Plan for electing high-court judges has come under much attack over the past few years, and on Tuesday the state’s Lieutenant Governor, Ron Ramsey, cast a tie-breaking Senate Judiciary Committee vote for SB 0127 by Sen. Stacey Campfield.

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New website aimed to attract ‘red tape’ tattlers

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey wants to give you a place to complain about government bureaucracy. (We’re assuming they don’t have talk radio in Blountville.) Ramsey has launched a website,, that allows visitors to submit their personal horror stories of

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Fleischmann to testify before House Budget Committee

In a statement released Monday, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.) said that he plans to address the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, March 30. “As a recently elected member of Congress, I want to stress to the committee the problems

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You can’t fight city hall — unless you’re the statehouse

The Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County, Tennessee would like to prevent businesses with contracts for government work from discriminating against persons based on sexual orientation. Other cities and towns seek to establish a minimum wage that considers the

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