• Memphis to get federal help for industry threatened by Obamacare

    Memphis to get federal help for industry threatened by Obamacare0

    By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog The Obama administration has made Memphis’ medical device manufacturers eligible for a federal program to train thousands of new employees, but, nationwide, the industry is laying people off because of a steep Obamacare tax. One might wonder why the feds are spending perhaps as much as $1 billion —

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  • Tennessee drunk-driving campaign offends women, critics say

    Tennessee drunk-driving campaign offends women, critics say0

    By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s new taxpayer-subsidized campaign to preach the dangers of drunk driving is, according to one city bartender, “rude and offensive.” The TN Governor’s Highway Safety Office, affiliated with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, features the campaign on its official Booze It and Lose It website. Click here

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  • No gas tax increase until Tennessee cuts wasteful spending, legislators warn

    No gas tax increase until Tennessee cuts wasteful spending, legislators warn0

    By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam spends too much gas tax revenue on things besides roads, and he might not get a gas tax increase for that reason, two state legislators suggest. Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transporation, as they complain of a possible shortage of $24

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