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State Rep. Mark Pody: ‘I Don’t Believe the 7 Cents Gas Tax is Going to Go Anywhere’

State Rep. Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) told Ralph Bristol on 99.7 FM WWTN’s Nashville Morning News on Tuesday that Gov. Haslam’s proposal to increase the gas tax by 7 cents per gallon to fund road construction is dead-on-arrival in the State House of Representatives. “I don’t believe the 7 cents gas…

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Similar To Haslam, Democrats Want to Increase Gas Tax 5 Cents Per Gallon But Also Want Sales Tax Revenue for Mass Transit

Two leading Democrats in the Tennessee General Assembly support the main element of Gov. Haslam’s plan to fund road construction by increasing the state tax on gasoline. For State Rep. John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville) and State Sen. Sara Kyle (D-Memphis), however, it’s a matter of degree.   While Gov. Haslam…

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Commentary: Tennessee’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Must Be Reformed Now

The United States Constitution, specifically the 5th Amendment, states that we shall not be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. Tennessee’s current laws regarding civil asset forfeiture include allowing money to be confiscated from people based solely on suspicion, with no evidence of wrong doing…

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Trump Administration Files Brief Advocating Hearing on Executive Order Before Full Panel of 9th Circuit

Editor’s Note: Attorney General Jeff Sessions now runs the Department of Justice, which filed this brief on Monday. In a filing to a Seattle federal court on Monday, the Department of Justice suggested it would not immediately turn to the U.S. Supreme Court to ask for the Trump administration’s travel…

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New Survey: Majority of Tennessee Small Business Owners Oppose Haslam’s Gas Tax Increase

Fifty-five percent of “Tennessee members of the National Federation of Independent Business [NFIB], the nation’s leading small-business association,” oppose Gov. Haslam’s gas tax increase proposal to fund road construction, the NFIB said in a statement released on Monday. “NFIB’s policy positions are based on the direct input of our members,”…

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DHS Nabs 680 Illegal Aliens in First Major Raids of Trump Era

Homeland Security netted more than 680 immigrants in a new series of raids, Secretary John F. Kelly said Monday, saying they were standard enforcement actions that generally nabbed serious criminals. Three quarters of those arrested in the raids – the first major announced action under President Trump – had criminal…

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Local Group With Alleged Ties to George Soros Protests MTSU College Republican Event

“Rutherford Indivisible” staged its first protest outside of a town hall meeting organized by the MTSU College Republicans on Thursday. The Capital Research Center, a conservative think tank that investigates nonprofits has alleged that at least three of Indivisible’s principals “have ties to organizations funded by George Soros.” U.S. Rep….

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