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Your turn: Haslam, Huffman announce teacher compensation initiative

Since there would be a financial impact to the Tennessee Ticket household if and when teacher salary adjustments are made locally, I don’t feel I should make a public comment on yesterday’s announcement by Gov. Bill Haslam and Commissioner of

Posted in Education, Write-in Votes

What’s the future of the Grand Old Party?

This tweet from Abby Huntsman, daughter of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, places a frequent thought inside a 140-character frame. I hear all too often from Republicans, "My party left me." Don't think it's crazy to suggest the GOP may

Posted in Write-in Votes

Occupy Tennessee Ticket

A while back, after a few urgent e-mails from my hosting provider, I turned on the rule that says “a visitor may leave a comment on this site only if they are a registered user,” but I forgot (or never

Posted in Site News, Write-in Votes

Your turn: Are donations for elected officials’ legal defense subject to public disclosure?

Let’s say there is an elected official who, for whatever reason, has to hire an advocate to represent her in a court of law. If the ensuing legal fees amount to more than the official can personally afford, and that

Posted in Campaign Finance, Write-in Votes

There’s not an app for that—yet

Imagine this scenario: You go to a website, briefly register for an account, and up pops a form, like a ballot, that shows each office that you will vote on in the next election: statewide offices, plus your congressional district,

Posted in Site News, Write-in Votes