Wed January 28, 2015

Senators question State AG opinion on Medicaid expansion

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some State Senators are questioning the Attorney General’s legal opinion regarding Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to expand Medicare in Tennessee.

State Attorney General Herbert Slatery says the state will be able to cancel the proposed Insure Tennessee plan to provide health insurance to low-income Tennesseans if costs exceed expectations.

But yesterday in a senate Judicial Committee hearing, some Senators took issue with that legal opinion. Republican Senator Mike Bell of Riceville told the hearing he fears Tennessee could end up in a federal lawsuit.

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Tue January 27, 2015
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Tennessee Promise gearing up for new students

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — About 90 percent of Tennessee's 2014 high school graduates have applied for the first year of Tennessee Promise, the program that offers eligible seniors the chance to go to a community college or technical college tuition-free.


The Tennessean reports that amounts to about 58,000 students and exceeds predictions by tens of thousands.

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan says, not only will there be more students, but they’ll likely need more help to succeed.

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Mon January 26, 2015
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Airlines cancel thousands of flights ahead of Northeast snow

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)  --  Nashville International Airport is starting to see flight cancelations to the northeast as a major snow storm snarls air travel nationwide.

Almost 1,900 flights scheduled today have been canceled, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware. Nearly 1,800 additional flights have been scrapped for tomorrow.

Emily Richard is a spokesperson for Nashville International.

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Mon January 26, 2015

Middle Tennessee rallies to beat Charlotte 72-69

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — MTSU Men’s basketball trailed for much of their game against Charlotte, but pulled ahead in the final seconds to win 72-69 Saturday night.

The Blue Raiders lost the lead early in the first half and didn’t get it back until Jaqawn Raymond's hit a 3-pointer with 1:49 remaining. Reggie Upshaw made two free throws to extend the lead to three with 43 seconds remaining.

Jacquez Rozier scored 13 points and Jacob Ivory tied his career high with 12 to lead Middle Tennessee. The team is now 12-8 on the season and 5-2 Conference USA.

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Thu January 22, 2015

State Senator suggests governor postpone special Medicaid expansion session

Senator Bill Ketron and Governor Bill Haslam
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JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is touring the state this week to promote his Medicaid expansion plan to cover about 200,000 more low-income Tennesseans.

Haslam began the tour yesterday, at hospitals in Jackson and Memphis. The governor says he’ll make up to eight more stops around the state in advance of a special legislative session he’s called for Feb. 2 to consider his Insure Tennessee  initiative.

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