Join Jeff as he marches in the Equality Walk and attends the 2014 Nashville Pride Festival. The Festival is located at Public Square and the walk kicks off at the corner of 2nd and Union at 10 am. Contact Will McManus, (334) 648-2833 for more information.
After the close of the legislative session, the media coverage focused on the political “winners” and “losers” of the session. What’s missing from this coverage of insider games are the real-world consequences to the people of Tennessee.
Yesterday, a hospital in rural Haywood County, Tennessee announced it would be closing its in-patient and emergency services, which is a direct consequence of the state’s failure to expand Medicaid. Our failure to join a majority of the states in expanding Medicaid puts many of our hospitals at risk.
The 108th General Assembly adjourned last week. While it could have been worse, it's clear that the misplaced priorities of the legislature are bad for Tennessee.
Too often, time and attention were focused on ideologically charged bills like guns in parks, open-carry, private school vouchers, and even a resolution to invite Sean Hannity to Tennessee. Promises were broken to provide small, cost-of-living raises to teachers and state employees, and the legislature failed to do the right thing on Medicaid expansion.