NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A second lawsuit has been filed against the State of Tennessee after it imposed strict, new certification requirements for people who advise others about how to sign up for health insurance using the new health care exchange.
Nashville Public Library employee Exie Harrington and Metro social worker Trumeko Foxx were joined in the federal lawsuit by their union. They say the new state rules interfere with free speech rights.
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — An East Tennessee mayor is asking the federal government to allow Blount County to take on the financial responsibility of reopening portions of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
October is one of the busiest times of the year for the park, which was closed during the partial government shutdown.
Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell says he sent the request to the Department of Interior, but hasn’t yet received a reply. He says the park's closure is having a "tremendous impact" on county residents and businesses.