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Rep. Scott DesJarlais votes to empower Tennessee families and small businesses in House Tax Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Middle-class tax cuts passed the House of Representatives on Thursday. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, in addition to lowering Tennesseans’ tax bills, includes major business incentives that will grow jobs, workers’ income and the U.S. economy, said Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., in a statement following his vote in support of the …

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TN Senator Corker gives statement at hearing on authority to order the use of nuclear weapons [VIDEO]

Senator Bob Corker made the following statement at a hearing  on the executive’s authority to use nuclear weapons and the process for executing that authority. The hearing follows an Oct. 30, hearing with Secretaries Tillerson and Mattis on authorizations for the use of military force. According to the Congressional Research Service, the last time either the Senate Foreign Relations …

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TN Senator Corker to hold hearing on President’s authority to use nuclear weapons

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker announced on Wednesday that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing next week to discuss the President’s authority to use nuclear weapons. “A number of members both on and off our committee have raised questions about the authorities of the legislative and executive branches with respect to war making, …

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Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Deputy indicted after being accused of telling suspect about impending arrest

Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a deputy of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, who is accused of misusing information in a criminal investigation. After receiving information from Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller, 12th District Attorney General Michael Taylor requested TBI open an investigation into Timothy Martin Tyler, 47, …

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Officials say thousands of TN Assessment tests were scored incorrectly

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tennessee education officials believe nearly 10,000 assessment tests across the state were scored incorrectly. The Commercial Appeal in Memphis reports that about 9,400 of the approximately 600,000 TNReady tests that were taken in the last school year were incorrectly scored. Once the errors were corrected, officials say about 1,700 of those 9,400 incorrectly …

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Groups Work to Track Hate Crimes in TN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, there were 275 incidences of hate crimes against people or their personal property between 2015 and 2016, the most recent data available. But numerous reports from independent groups say hate crimes are on the rise. One such group, in partnership with at least 100 media …

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Congress Looks at Eliminating Middle Class Tax Exemption

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – After a failed attempt to revamp health care, Congress and the president now are turning their attention to tax reform. Among the proposed policies on the chopping block is the elimination of a provision that allows homeowners to deduct state and local property taxes from their federal taxes. The SALT deduction largely …

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Sources say Bob Corker may run TN Governor in 2018

Former Chattanooga Mayor and current U.S. Senator Bob Corker may run for governor of Tennessee, sources say. Corker, who announced this week that he does not plan to seek another six-year term in the U.S. Senate in 2018, hasn’t formally made an announcement; however, the Senator said that “important public service” was in his future. …

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Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27th

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on September 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm EDT / 1:20 pm CDT. The test will assess the readiness for distribution of the national level test message, as …

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Marion residents and other Tennesseans can now register to vote online

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett has officially launched the state’s new online voter registration system offering a convenient way for voters to easily register or change their address if they have moved. Counties across Tennessee including Marion County can now securely receive voter registration information faster than using traditional paper registrations. “This system meets …

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Beavers applauds Trump’s DACA decision

MT. JULIET, Tenn. — Conservative Republican Mae Beavers is standing with President Donald J. Trump and his decision to terminate the DACA program. “The Executive Order that President Barack Obama relied upon to create DACA was unconstitutional and should never have been allowed to remain in place as long as it has,” Beavers said. “The …

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Childhood Obesity: Heavy Issue for Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Many Tennessee children are overweight, with approximately one out of every five classified as obese, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The foundation’s State of Obesity report ranks Tennessee fifth in the nation compared to other states for its number of overweight children. The cause, according to experts such as Kindall …

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