By Chris Butler | | Nov 23, 2015 8:04 AM | 100
The chairman of the Rutherford County School Board, Wayne Blair, is advising teachers at three public schools in Murfreesboro to attend an after-school meeting to mobilize them against school vouchers and charter schools in Tennessee.
By Tori Richards | | Nov 19, 2015 6:00 AM | 4.4K
Part 8 of 8 in the series Poison Hotline (EPA) President Barack Obama’s war on coal has helped claim 1,500 more victims, this time in Erie, Pa., at a 100-year-old locomotive plant. General Electric Transportation recently announced that it was cutting about one-third of its work force in Erie because of a decline in orders. Experts say [...]
By Chris Butler | | Nov 13, 2015 5:06 PM | 18
A Tennessee municipal broadband was supposed to help local business owners have better Internet because, according to city officials, the city’s two private providers, AT&T and Charter, just weren’t fast or reliable enough.
By Chris Butler | | Nov 09, 2015 3:35 PM | 80
A newly released audit from Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson though, says Obamacare forced Robertson County officials to choose between raising taxes and doing something that’s likely illegal.
By Chris Butler | | Nov 05, 2015 3:53 PM | 43
Test scores at Chattanooga’s public schools were supposed to go up last year because of a federal program that gives free and reduced meals to all students, regardless of whose parents are rich or poor.
By Chris Butler | | Nov 02, 2015 4:49 PM | 295
If Tennessee officials spend nearly $200,000 to put up three charging stations for electric cars at the Nashville International Airport then you’d expect there’s a demand for people to use them several times a day.
By Chris Butler | | Oct 20, 2015 3:54 PM | 13
EPB officials recently released a study they say proves the municipal broadband network in Chattanooga is more than worth what it cost U.S. taxpayers, but experts say the findings are “useless” and “wildly speculative.”
By Chris Butler | | Oct 08, 2015 5:00 PM | 16
Two Tennessee legislators say they’re out to dispel notions taxpayer money props up government owned Internet that competes against private providers, and, even if true, so what, AT&T recently accepted millions in government subsidies.
By Chris Butler | | Sep 17, 2015 5:00 AM | 36
In Memphis, using taxpayer money to pay for a new high-maintenance gymnasium for Shelby County employees only is a high priority while paying for new facilities for violent crime victims evidently is not.
By Chris Butler | | Sep 14, 2015 5:00 AM | 507
If you’re interested in solving a great political mystery in Alabama and Tennessee then bring a lawn chair to the Brentwood, Tenn. post office, perch yourself in front of mailbox No. 1292 — and wait.