President Donald J. Trump joined hundreds of MAGA luminaries, supporters of Citizens United and cast members of the documentary “Rigged,” which exposes how Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent $400 million to rig the 2020 election against Trump, at its April 5, 2022 premiere.Read More
Day: April 7, 2022
Senate Confirms Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as Next Supreme Court Justice
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next Supreme Court justice
The evenly-split, 100-member chamber voted 53-47, with three Republicans voting yes with all 50 Democrats.Read More
Georgia Gov. Kemp Used Lieutenant to Block Ban on Zuckerbucks, State Senator Alleges
Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R), the chair of the state Senate, refused to bring up an election integrity bill for a vote on Monday because Republican Gov. Brian Kemp wanted it scrapped, Senate GOP leadership said, according to state Sen. Brandon Beach.
Senate Bill 89 would have dealt with chain of custody for ballots and prohibited private, “Zuckerbucks”-like donations from going directly to counties by routing them first through the State Election Board for distribution.
However, a vote on the bill was blocked by Duncan on Monday, the last day of the 2022 legislative session.Read More
Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Blasts Biden Family as ‘Grifters,’ ‘Influence Peddlers’ Who Jeopardize Security
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) on Wednesday derided the Biden family as “grifters” and “influence peddlers,” as more evidence emerges of questionable business deals involving President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and brother, James.
“They knew exactly what they were doing,” Johnson told “Just the News — Not Noise.” “They were using Vice President Biden’s position and his name to peddle influence, and rake in, vacuum in millions of dollars from all over the world
“The Bidens are grifters. They’re influence peddlers. They’ve made millions. They’ve compromised themselves, and they’ve compromised America’s national security.”Read More
Georgia Lawmakers Approve $30.2 Billion Budget as 2022 Session Draws to a Close
Georgia lawmakers capped off the 2022 legislative session by approving the state’s fiscal 2023 budget.
The state Senate voted 53-0 in favor of House Bill 911, while the state House voted 160-5.
The $30.2 billion budget, which starts July 1, represents a 10.8 percent increase over last year’s budget and includes a $5,000 pay increase for state employees. Coupled with more than $17.6 billion in federal money, the state’s budget exceeds $57.9 billion.Read More
Always Right with Bob Frantz: Josh Mandel Talks New Campaign Ad and Ted Cruz Endorsement
Tuesday morning on Always Right with Bob Frantz, weekday mornings on AM 1420 The Answer, host Frantz welcomed Ohio senate candidate Josh Mandel to the show to announce how he’s been endorsed by Ted Cruz and taking on the Republican bosses in the US Senate.Read More
Metro Nashville Council Again Defers Action on Sanctuary City License Plate Reader Bill That Legislative Staff Said Was Illegal
Metro Nashville Council deferred action to the second meeting in July on a proposed ordinance that council legislative staff said was illegal. In its current form, the bill would ban License Plate Reader use for cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
This is the second time that action on the bill was deferred.Read More
National Political Editor for The Tennessee Star Neil W. McCabe Recaps Premiere of New Film ‘Rigged’ at Mar-a-Lago Tuesday Night
Wednesday morning on The Tennessee STar Report, host Leahy welcomed National Political Editor for The Tennessee Star, Neil W. McCabe live from Palm Beach where he reported on the premiere of Rigged 2020 Tuesday night at Mar-a-Lago.Read More
Crom’s Crommentary: ‘The Democrat Party Is in Complete and Utter Panic Mode and So Are Their Media Allies’
Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael in studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary.Read More
Thales Academy Franklin’s Principal Rachael Bradley Talks Affordable, High-Quality Education
Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Thales Academy Head Administrator, Rachael Bradley in studio to talk about the school’s affordable tuition.Read More
Stephen K. Bannon’s WarRoom Interviews Corey Lewandowski at Mar-a-Lago ‘Rigged’ Premiere
The Star News Network provided the connection for this interview of Corey Lewandowski at Mar-a-Lago by Stephen K. Bannon on Tuesday’s WarRoom Battlefield to talk about the importance of the film Rigged and widespread election fraud.Read More
Thales Academy Franklin to Expand Campus, Offering Tour Today
Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Thales Academy’s Principal, Rachael Bradley in studio to talk about the school’s mission, expansion, and upcoming tour.Read More
Neil W. McCabe Reports from Mar-A-Lago About the Premiere of New Film ‘Rigged’ Detailing Voter Fraud
WarRoom Battleground’s Stephen K. Bannon talks with Neil W. McCabe of The Star News Network live outside Mar-a-Lago before the premiere of The Rigged 2020 Election.Read More
Commentary: The State and Local Leaders Who Aren’t Ready to Give Up Pandemic Power
While many government leaders sound the all clear message on COVID-19, dropping vaccine restrictions and mask mandates, some states and municipalities are clinging to the emergency powers that allowed them to govern people’s behavior in unprecedented ways.
Citing the need to direct emergency funding and oversee hospitals, they have held on to their emergency orders even as many restaurants, shopping centers, and sports arenas are once again packed and lingering pandemic concerns have faded into the background of a more normal life.
Emergency orders at the state level are usually issued in response to temporary threats, especially weather disasters, and are wrapped up in a few days or weeks. Soon after the new coronavirus exploded in March 2020, most governors issued broad executive orders. Under these powers, governors banned crowds, closed businesses, and imposed mask and vaccination mandates. They have also deferred to unelected public health officials in imposing restrictions.Read More
Poll: J.D. Vance Moves into Tie with Mandel, Gibbons in U.S. Senate Ohio Republican Primary
A new poll, conducted by Tony Fabrizio for a pro-Vance superPAC, showed Ohio U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance has surged into a three-way tie for first place with Josh Mandel and Mike Gibbons.
Fabrizio, who served as a pollster for former President Donald Trump, noted that “as voters learn more about J.D. Vance and what he stands for, his ballot support increases.”Read More
Pennsylvania Senate Panel Votes to Implement Changes to Improve Voter Records
A committee of the GOP-run Pennsylvania Senate voted Wednesday to change the state’s voter-records system as recommended by a Democratic former state auditor general.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lititz), passed the State Government Committee seven to four, with all Republicans and no Democrats backing the measure.Read More
No Charges for SWAT Team Member Who Killed Amir Locke
A member of a SWAT Team who shot and killed Amir Locke during a raid on a residence will not face charges, according to Attorney General Keith Ellison (D) and Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman.
“Amir Locke’s life mattered,” Ellison and Freeman said Wednesday in a joint statement. “He was a young man with plans to move to Dallas, where he would be closer to his mom and – he hoped – build a career as a hip-hop artist, following in the musical steps of his father.”Read More
Conservative-Backed Judicial Candidate Unseats Left-Leaning Wisconsin State Court of Appeals Judge
Maria Lazar, a conservative-backed candidate and Waukesha County Circuit Court judge, defeated left-leaning state Court of Appeals Judge Lori Kornblum for the six-year term.
Defeating the incumbent comfortably, according to unofficial results, Lazar picked up 55 percent of the vote, compared to Kornblum’s 45 percent.Read More
Youngkin Appoints New Parole Board Members
Governor Glenn Youngkin has picked new parole board members after Senate Democrats blocked his previous appointees.
“After the Democrats attempted to cover up a scandal of their own creation and keep individuals from receiving parole, it’s time to reform the Parole Board again and put the scandals behind us,” Youngkin said in a Wednesday press release.Read More
Connecticut Secretary of State: Multilingual ‘Virtual Poll Worker’ System to ‘Eliminate Language and Cultural Barriers’ for Voters
Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill announced the launch of a Multilingual Virtual Poll Worker system in a Tuesday press release. The system, according to Merrill, will “eliminate language and cultural barriers and make it easier for people to cast their ballots and make their voices heard.”Read More
Renacci Alleges DeWine Ignored Warnings of Corruption, Asks What Else Did He Know About the FirstEnergy Scandal
In a Wednesday press release, a former U.S. Congressman and current gubernatorial candidate slammed incumbent Gov. Mike DeWine (R) for allegedly turning a blind eye to warning signs regarding the former chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) who was part of the FirstEnergy corruption scandal.
“Why did Mike DeWine ignore a 200-page warning about Sam Randazzo’s unethical behavior and appoint him to lead the Public Utilities Commission anyway?” said Jim Renacci in the release. “What else did DeWine know about FirstEnergy’s scandalous corruption? There are still several unanswered questions about this scheme that frauded Ohio taxpayers. With every new court filing, news report, or resignation, the FirstEnergy noose keeps tightening around Mike DeWine. Enough is enough: conservatives have a chance next month to vote for real accountable conservative leadership and put an end to Mike DeWine’s 40-year corrupt establishment career.”
The comments came on the heels of a news story published in The Ohio Capital Journal claiming that DeWine was in possession of a 198-page dossier “alleging Sam Randazzo – a lawyer and lobbyist who represented gas companies and industrial scale electricity buyers – used businesses registered in his name to ‘funnel’ money from FirstEnergy to buy real estate.”Read More
Georgia Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Division Obtains Civil Recoveries Totaling More Than $68 Million Since November 2016
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced Tuesday that the office’s Medicaid Fraud Division obtained civil recoveries totaling more than $68 million since November 2016.Read More
Cavalier Johnson Elected New Mayor of Milwaukee
Cavalier Johnson, former Alderman for Milwaukee’s 2nd District, has been elected Mayor of Milwaukee. On Tuesday night, former Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan conceded to Johnson in the race after early election results showed Johnson leading by nearly 40,000 votes.Read More
John Fredericks Endorses Dr. Mehmet Oz for U.S. Senate
Wednesday morning on The John Fredericks Radio Show, host Fredericks welcomed Pennsylvania US Senate Candidate Dr. Oz to the show to announce his endorsement by Fredericks and the gap in reality between the working class and Wall Street.Read More
Never Trump Lt. Gov. Duncan Says GOP Moving Past Trump in May Primaries
A known critic of former President Donald Trump thinks that those who are allied to the forty-fifth president will lose their upcoming May primaries, and that the party will move away from the America First movement.
“The quicker we get through the May primaries, the quicker we’re going to move past Donald Trump and close that chapter,” Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R) said of the former president.Read More
Greater Georgia to Launch Voter Registration for Individuals Impacted by Inflation
Greater Georgia, a nonprofit focused on voter engagement in the state, announced that they will begin voter registration for individuals in Atlanta that have been impacted by inflation.
The registration drive will center around gas stations in the area, as drivers across the country have felt the weight of record-high gas prices. In addition to gas stations, the group will target grocery stores and gun stores.Read More
Arizona Officials Brace for Surge of Illegal Border-Crossers as Biden Administration Ends Title 42 Restrictions
With the Biden administration’s decision to rescind Title 42 COVID-19 restrictions on the border by May 23, local officials near Arizona’s border with Mexico are bracing for a surge in migrants. The border situation was already dire, with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich issuing a legal opinion in February declaring that it had reached the level of an invasion under the U.S. Constitution due to the crime, violence, and drug smuggling.
Republicans and even some Democrat officials in Arizona denounced the move. Both of Arizona’s two U.S. Senators, Democrats Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema, condemned the move. Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, a Democrat, said she supported the move, but admitted to NPR that it will require federal assistance. “What we are asking the Biden administration is that they have the resources necessary to be able to have these local communities take over, because it costs money to be able to offer a safe place for asylum-seekers to come.”Read More
Georgia Police Investigate Referee Attack During Church Basketball Game
Police in DeKalb County are investigating an assault on a referee during a youth basketball game at Stronghold Christian Church.
According to a video posted on social media, multiple individuals pursued the referee after the game ended, surrounding him so he could not escape.Read More
Commonwealth Court Blocks Pennsylvania’s Entry into Carbon Taxation Initiative
Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court this week blocked the state’s entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an 11-state compact requiring de facto taxation of power plants’ carbon emissions.
Gov. Tom Wolf (D) tried to effect Pennsylvania’s participation in the initiative by issuing an executive order in 2019, thus neglecting to seek approval of the Republican-led General Assembly. The court’s new opinion comes one day after the state Senate failed to override the governor’s veto of legislation letting the General Assembly end the state’s membership in the compact. Legislative leaders have argued that the governor’s unilateral action violated the state Constitution and were heartened upon hearing of the judges’ decision.Read More
Ohio Congressman Retires amid Redistricting
A U.S. Congressman from Ohio unexpectedly retired from his post Wednesday amid the state’s long and dramatic congressional redistricting saga.
“These long, drawn-out processes, in which the Ohio Supreme Court can take weeks and months to deliberate while demanding responses and filings from litigants within days, is detrimental to the state and does not serve the people of Ohio,” Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH-07) said. “It is irresponsible to effectively confirm the congressional map for this election cycle seven days before voting begins, especially in the Seventh Congressional District where almost 90 percent of the electorate is new and nearly two thirds is an area primarily from another district, foreign to any expectations or connection to the current Seventh District.”Read More
MN-1 GOP Candidate Brad Finstad Skipped Voting for Trump in 2020 Presidential Primary
Voter history records show that Brad Finstad, a candidate in Minnesota’s First Congressional District Republican primary, did not vote in the 2020 presidential preference primary.
Finstad was a Trump administration appointee, serving as State Director for USDA Rural Development in Minnesota.Read More
DeSantis Dishes Out More Than $9 Million from Job Growth Grant Fund
Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday awarded more than $9 million to multiple local governments from the state’s “Job Growth Grant Fund.”
The fund is an “economic development program designed to promote public infrastructure and workforce training across the state.”Read More
Commentary: Republican Election Integrity Efforts Work
After the serious election integrity issues of 2020, Republican leaders and the Republican National Committee have not been idle, but responded on behalf of voters to ensure that free, fair, and transparent elections remain a hallmark of American democracy. Joe Biden and Democrats predictably have done everything under the sun to smear these efforts, even calling those everyday Americans who oppose the efforts racist. But now, over a year later, the results are in, and Democrats have been totally wrong.
Georgia and Texas are perfect examples. Almost a year ago, after the passage of SB 202 – a highly popular Republican-led election integrity law which expanded early voting, poll watching, and voter ID requirements – Democrats pulled out all thestops and started lying. They said the law was “racist,” would “suppress” voter turnout, and even backed a boycott meant to hurt small businesses, many of them black-owned.
Essentially, they shamefully tried to stir up chaos along racial lines. But on Election Day, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution depicted a different scene entirely, writing that voters saw “short lines,” “few problems,” and no “obstacles at the polls.” It is time for all race-baiting Democrat politicians to stop their lies and admit their claims aren’t based in reality.Read More
Poll: Herschel Walker Leads Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock in Potential U.S. Senate General Election Match-Up
Republican candidate Herschel Walker leads Democrat incumbent U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock in a new poll 49 percent to 45 percent in a potential November general election match-up.Read More
Youngkin Signs Bill Allowing Lower Property Tax for Surviving Spouses of Service Members Killed in the Line of Duty
Governor Glenn Youngkin approved Delegate Kathy Tran’s (D-Fairfax) bill allowing localities to charge reduced property tax rates on property owned by surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty.
On February 4, Tran told a subcommittee, “I’m really proud that Virginians have gone to the ballot box again and again through constitutional amendments to support our military and their families. We’ve given property tax relief to 100 percent disabled veterans and the surviving spouse of 100 percent disabled veterans and the surviving spouse of a service member who was killed in action. But those categories leave a glaring omission: service members who were killed in the line of duty and their spouses.”Read More
Ohio Commits More Federal COVID-19 Money to Law Enforcement
Ohio plans to use more federal COVID-19 money to help local law enforcement agencies reduce violent crime, Gov. Mike DeWine announced.
The state plans to add $50 million from American Recovery Plan Act funds to the Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program, which began this year with $8 million in the state budget.
“One of the most important things that we can do to support our law enforcement officers is to give them the tools they need to keep themselves and the public safe,” DeWine said. “By significantly increasing the amount of funding available, we can help more law enforcement agencies better combat crime and protect their communities.”Read More
Whitmer, Biden in Opposite Directions for Fuel-Starved United States
President Joe Biden may be preparing to make a big ask of the United States’ neighbor to the north, and if he does it will run contrary to the agenda of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her administration.
According to Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, the first-term Democratic president is considering asking Canada to boost its oil exports to the United States. However, the president halted construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline on his first day of office. XL would’ve have transported 830,000 barrels of Canadian crude from Alberta to Nebraska each day.
In the meantime, the Michigan governor and Attorney General Dana Nessel – both Democrats like Biden – have been working in the courts to permanently shut down a five-mile portion of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline which ships 540,000 barrels of Canadian hydrocarbons daily across a five-mile section of the Straits of Mackinac lakebed.Read More
Oklahoma Moves to Ban Nearly All Abortions
The Oklahoma legislature passed a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions statewide in nearly every case.
The Oklahoma House voted 70 to 14 Tuesday to pass the bill, which bans nearly all abortions except in the case of a medical emergency threatening the life of the mother. The bill punishes abortionists with fines up to $100,000 and up to 10 years in prison, though it does not authorize the prosecution of mothers for the abortions of their unborn children.Read More
Mayorkas Planning ‘Backlog Amnesty’ for Nearly 2 Million Illegals
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is planning to roll out a mass amnesty plan for approximately 1.7 million illegal aliens who are currently in courtroom backlogs awaiting deportation.
Breitbart reports that the plan will see officials use the massive backlog as an excuse to justify handing out work permits, green cards, and other forms of amnesty to the illegals, in order to reduce the amount of work, time, and resources that the government would have to otherwise spend dealing with the backlog.Read More
New Lawsuits Challenge Arizona Voting Law
Arizona’s newest voting law requiring a citizenship certification faces two legal challenges.
Late last week, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Barton Mendez Soto PLLC filed the lawsuit on behalf of Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Arizona Students’ Association (ASA), and the Arizona Democracy Resource Center (ADRC). The organizations say that the state’s new measures to ensure that registered voters are U.S. Citizens restrict the right to vote in the state.
“The law’s new registration requirements discriminate against voters such as college and university students, married people who change their name and naturalized citizens, creating unnecessary barriers that prevent them from freely exercising their right to vote,” a press release from CLC said.Read More
Report: BLM Leaders Are Calling the Shots on Social Media Censorship
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) leaders reportedly used their influence with social media platforms to censor reporting on the organization’s financial activities, according to New York Magazine.
Internal communications from a group chat called “BLM Security Hub,” which reportedly included members from BLMGNF and consulting firms with connections to the organization, appeared to show the foundation’s efforts to use its connections to push social media networks to remove negative content about the group, according to New York Magazine.Read More
Georgia Lawmakers Sign Off on Flat Tax
Georgia lawmakers passed legislation that will gradually drop the state income tax rate over the next few years, a move that proponents say will make the state more competitive.
The state House voted 167-2, and the state Senate voted 41-13 in favor of an amended House Bill 1437. The bill sets the state’s tax level at 4.99% by 2029, starting with a 5.49% flat tax for the tax year beginning Jan. 1, 2024.
The measure, which received broad bipartisan support in both chambers of the Legislature, now heads to Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, for his signature. Kemp is expected to sign the bill into law.Read More
Newly Released Docs: Pfizer Had to Hire 1,800 Additional Employees in Early 2021 to Process ‘Large Increase’ in Vaccine Adverse Events
Pfizer hired 1,800 additional full-time employees in the first half of 2021 to deal with “the large increase” of adverse reactions to its COVID vaccine, newly released secret documents reveal. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine was made available under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) on Dec. 11, 2020. By February of 2021, the company was seeing so many safety signals, including in pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, it had to immediately hire 600 employees to process the data.Read More
Report: Biden Expected to Extend Moratorium on Student Loan Payments
President Joe Biden is expected to pause student loan payments through Aug. 31, once again extending the moratorium that has allowed Americans to postpone paying their debts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hill first reported.
The Biden administration is expected to announce Wednesday another pause on federal student loan payments which will impact roughly 43 million Americans who owe a combined $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, The Hill reported, citing multiple sources. The initial moratorium was scheduled to expire on May 1.Read More
St. Paul to Hold Community Meetings on Reparations
A St. Paul City Council committee will soon be holding community meetings on the establishment of a “permanent standing commission” that aims to create “generational wealth” for descendants of slaves and increase “economic mobility and opportunity” for blacks.
The council’s Legislative Advisory Committee on Reparations, established last June after the idea was approved last January, says it will produce a report on this permanent commission by Friday, June 10, and lay out its recommendations on creating wealth and boosting black economic opportunity the following Wednesday, June 15.
But first, it will hold four community meetings — two virtual, two in person. The virtual meetings will take place on Thursday, April 7, from 5 to 6 p.m. and Friday, April 29, from noon to 1 p.m.Read More
South Carolina Passes Bill to Keep Males Out of Women’s Sports over Massive Dem Opposition
South Carolina’s Republican-dominated House passed legislation Tuesday banning males from women’s sports despite Democrats’ stall tactics.
Democrats attempted to delay the vote by proposing an estimated 1,000 amendments, according to the Associated Press. Debate on the amendments Tuesday lasted eight hours, with Democrats proposing measures such as renaming the bill the “Discrimination Capital of the United States Act,” allowing high schools to opt out of the requirements and only allowing school bands to perform at girls’ sporting events.Read More
California City to Give Trans Residents $900 a Month Despite Resistance from Transgender Mayor
Palm Springs, California is set to debut a program giving transgender residents $900 a month in basic income, despite resistance from the city’s transgender mayor.
The city plans to give $900 per month to any resident who says they are nonbinary or transgender, Fox News reported, as part of a $200,000 pilot program aimed improving the transgender community’s living conditions. The program will be taxpayer-funded and managed by the LGBT activist group Queer Works.Read More
Dierks Bentley, Keb’ Mo’, Bobby Bare, and Connie Smith Receive Their Stars on the Walk of Fame
Music City Walk of Fame inductees Dierks Bentley, Keb’ Mo’, Bobby Bare, and Connie Smith represent the diversity of Music City in the first ceremony since the pandemic.Read More
Racine State Senator Files Ballot-Harvesting Complaint with Wisconsin Elections Commission
The Wisconsin Elections Commission is once again being asked to weigh in on who can return ballots.
Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine, on Tuesday filed a ballot harvesting complaint with the Commission, claiming the city of Racine is allowing people to return ballots for other voters.
“The law has been clear for months – you must return your own ballot.” Wanggaard said. “Racine is intentionally ignoring the law. Not liking the law doesn’t make it okay. Hoping for a different Supreme Court ruling in a few months does not make it okay. The law is the law.”Read More
Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton Anticipates Proposed Titans Stadium Sales Tax Winner for K-12 Education
The anticipated sales tax revenues associated with proposed upgrades to Titans Stadium could be a good idea, says JC Bowman, executive director & CEO of Professional Educators of Tennessee, but whether such a plan is “sustainable” in the long term remains a question.
In an interview with The Tennessee Star, Bowman assessed recent statements by Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton about the state investing in upgrades to Titans Stadium with the expectation that sales tax generated from major events could be invested in K-12 education, particularly in the state’s rural areas.Read More