NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — This may be the week that Governor Haslam announces whether he will support expanding Medicaid in Tennessee.
Proponents say the money for expanding Medicaid on offer from the federal government is too good a deal to pass up. But detractors point to Tennessee’s failed experiment to expand TennCare in the 1990s as evidence that Washington is an unreliable partner.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An effort is under way again this legislative session to change Tennessee's Open Meetings Law.
Local officials complain the current law is so restrictive, they can’t even get together for a barbecue. Some officials say they’d like to be able to meet in small groups as long as a quorum isn’t present.
Frank Gibson directs the Tennessee Open Meetings Association. He says the current law doesn’t need to be changed, officials just need to be educated about its requirements.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A new report says Tennessee has made deeper cuts to its funding for public higher education than most states.
A new report out this week by the Washington D.C. based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says 48 of the 50 states have reduced their contributions to higher education in since the economic downturn began.