state government news

Medicine by Another Name

MEDICAL MARIJUANA Hi. I’m Gayle. Today I want to talk about a controversial subject. I want to talk about legalization of medical marijuana in the state of Tennessee. Almost all medications on the market are derived from plants; medical marijuana is derived from the plant Cannabis. 25 states have made medical marijuana available to its […]

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Continuing the discussion…

The Closest Thing to a Debate…So Far It was a great morning being able to sit in the WGNS studio with Jim Tracy as Scott Walker took calls and texts of questions for both of us to answer. I encourage you to listen for yourself if you weren’t able to tune in at that time.  Click […]

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In Defense of Teachers

In Defense of Teachers I want you for a moment to think about your favorite public school teacher from your educational experience. It might have been elementary school, junior high, or even high school. That was easy – we all have that memory, and you probably thought of more than one teacher. Being a public […]

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What Are They Afraid Of?

WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF? As I have been out on the campaign trail in the district, I ask voters questions about what they feel their community needs, what support they are getting from the current state senator, and what they would like to see different. I am consistently hearing that they would like to […]

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Transportation…more than where I ride my bike

I see a lot of the roads when I’m riding my bike, but sometimes I need to drive into the city and the reality is that transportation in Tennessee isn’t what it could and should be to support those who live and work here.  Data suggests that the Middle Tennessee area will grow by 1 million […]

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Transportation in Tennessee….Profits over People

Lara Gass and Tennessee Transportation Safety Lara Gass was a shining star in every sense of the word – smart, beautiful, driven, compassionate, and engaged. Lara was 2 months from graduating from law school when she was killed in a senseless and preventable car accident. Not only was Lara killed by this safety recall, but […]

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Hear, See, and Interact!

Running a campaign isn’t all about cupcakes and logos, though that sure adds to the excitement.  Cupcakes are fluff, issues are not.  One of the hardest things about being “just a voter” is that so many times we don’t know and understand the issues the politicians are talking about.  Our YouTube Channel is the home of […]

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Scott County Hospital Closing

“Insure Tennessee, the Medicaid expansion plan proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam in December 2014, was widely viewed as one way to alleviate some of the financial burdens by expanding access to coverage to people who fall in the gap between buying individual plans and qualifying for TennCare.” ‪#‎EnoughIsEnoughTN14‬…/scott-county-hospital…/86144812/

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Counseling Association Cancels Conference

“In protest of a law they say is an affront to the profession of counseling and the worst legislation they’ve ever tracked, the American Counseling Association has canceled its annual conference scheduled for Nashville next year.

For Nashville, the loss of the convention at Music City Center could cost more than 3,000 visitors to the city, $4 million in combined local and state tax revenue and a local economic impact of up to $10 million.”


Counseling Association considers Canceling Convention

“The American Counseling Association, which is set to hold its annual gathering at Music City Center next April, is thinking about heading elsewhere. At stake is a conference that the group says would bring more than 3,000 conventioneers to Nashville, generate up to $4 million in combined local and state tax revenue and have a local economic impact of up to $10 million.”

Tip of the iceberg, so to speak. Stop this kind of regressive, expensive, discriminatory legislation. Enough is Enough!