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TennCare Vs. The Wal-Mart Low Road

June 29, 2005 - In what could become a landmark case, the state of Tennessee is going to federal court today seeking approval to cut back on coverage offered by the state-paid TennCare health program.

For-Profit Jail Battle Heats Up in Memphis

May 19, 2005 - Last week, we gave you the run-down on the Correctional Corporation of America and their plans to build the world's largest privatized, for-profit jail and "penal farm" in Shelby County, Tennessee.

Privileges

May 11, 2005 - The Tennessean reports that all Tennessee state senators, no matter how long they serve or whether they were elected or appointed, get a major, lifelong discount on the state employees' health insurance plan.

Tennessee's Alternative to Real ID Act

May 9, 2005 - With the Real ID Act poised to pass in Congress -- an anti-illegal immigration law that would require driver's license applicants to show no less than four forms of ID -- Jeralyn at TalkLeft points to an alternative in Tenne

Betrayal

April 28, 2005 - The Memphis Flyer denounces the five Tennessee Democrats who voted for the bankruptcy "reform" bill (a "Christmas gift" to credit card companies, according to one opponent) as betrayers

Mother Tongue

April 19, 2005 - A Mexican woman in Lebanon, Tenn., could lose custody of her 11-year-old daughter permanently because she (the mother) doesn't speak English.