State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver Talks 2022 Goals and Says No to Federal Education Dollars

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver to the newsmaker line to talk about her priorities for 2022 and a Yes vote to refuse federal education money.

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State Representative Todd Warner Talks About His Upbringing, Background, and State Budget

Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed State Representative Todd Warner from District 92 to the newsmaker line to talk about his background and the new state budget.

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Tennessee Stands CEO Gary Humble on State Budget: ‘We Make More Money, We Spend More Money’

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Gary Humble of Tennessee Stands to the newsmakers line to talk state budget disappointment and his mission for 2022.

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Tennessee State Senator Mark Pody on State of the State: ‘I Did Not Like that Budget at All’

Mark Pody

Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed State Senator Mark Pody to the newsmakers line to discuss the new state budget, his personal agenda, and focusing on patients’ rights.

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State Representative Scott Cepicky: ‘There’s So Much Intimidation Right Now on Our Teachers that They Can’t Do Their Job’

Scott Cepicky

Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed State Representative Scott Cepicky to the newsmakers line to talk about improving Tennessee teachers’ ability to teach the fundamentals and putting Tennessee students back on track.

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State Representative John Ragan Discusses the State of the State Address, K-12 Education Budget, and Basic Education Program

Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Chairman John Ragan of the House of Representatives Government Operations Committee to the newsmakers line to discuss K12 education and the Basic Education Program.

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State Representative Jerry Sexton: ‘We Need to Get Back to a Representative Government and Quit Letting the Lobbyists and These Big Organizations Take over Our State House’

Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed State Representative Jerry Sexton in studio to talk about his re-election, K12 education, and agreeing that the federal government should keep their education money.

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Jeff Hartline Commentary: Crafting A State Budget With Both Hands Tied Behind Your Back Is An Impossible Task

by Jeff Hartline May 8, 2017 As is the habit of the Tennessee General Assembly, the last days of each year’s session are tortured with the approval of the State Budget, one Constitutional requirement that must be completed prior to adjournment. There probably aren’t a thousand regular citizens in the…

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