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9 hrs ago | Knoxville News Sentinel

Retention vote for Supreme Court justices highlight of races

NASHVILLE Tennessee's political landscape has shifted dramatically since three incumbent state Supreme Court justices last asked voters to check "yes" by their names to grant them new eight-year terms, leading Ron Ramsey to urge voters to check 'no' instead this year.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN, US News, US Governors, Bill Haslam

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Jackson Sun

TN Supreme Court justices face retention opposition

Members of the Tennessee Supreme Court met with The Jackson Sun's editorial board Thursday afternoon to discuss their retention election campaign in advance of the Aug. 7 election.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Bill Haslam

Nashville Scene

Board member and outspoken critic Will Pinkston calls openly for regime change at Metro schools

Will Pinkston whispers about it behind the scenes and all but threatens it in the board room twice a month.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Education Etc.

Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Daily News Journal

SPOTLIGHT: Campaign seeks to oust state high court justices

Come August, Tennessee voters will be called upon to answer many questions about how our community will be governed at the county level and who will be charged with maintaining the Rutherford County and state of Tennessee's judicial system.

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Related Topix: Rutherford County, TN, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Sevierville, TN, Madisonville, TN

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Chattanooga Bar Association Endorses Amendment 2

The Chattanooga Bar Association is endorsing Amendment 2 that would change the way appellate judges are appointed and retained in the state.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Fred Thompson, Hamilton County, TN

Chattanoogan.com

Chattanooga Bar Association Endorses Amendment 2

The Chattanooga Bar Association is endorsing Amendment 2 that would change the way appellate judges are appointed and retained in the state.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Fred Thompson, Hamilton County, TN

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Metropulse.com

Wither the BEP? Tennessee Public School Funding Must Be Made More Equitable and More Sufficient

Tennessee's Basic Education Program can be viewed as a $6 billion pie that feeds the state's K-12 public schools.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Union County, TN, Sevier County, TN, US Governors, Knox County, TN, Hamilton County, TN

Sun Jun 22, 2014

The Daily News Journal

RutherfordCABLE celebrates its fifth anniversary with award presentations

RutherfordCABLE celebrated a fifth anniversary milestone during its annual awards program at Stones River Country Club.

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Related Topix: Rutherford County, TN, US Governors, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Jones College, Murfreesboro, TN

Sat Jun 21, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Chief Justice Wade Says Politics Should Have No Place In Retention Election

Tennessee Chief Justice Gary Wade, during a stop in Chattanooga on a statewide swing urging voters to retain him and two other justices, said politics should have no place in judicial elections.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, US Governors

Off the Kuff

Another entry for the judicial election files

Three justices on the Tennessee Supreme Court are facing an election-year attack, not for any particular decision they have authored or even for any unpopular opinion they have espoused.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors

Wed Jun 18, 2014

Metropulse.com

Jockeying Continues on TVA Board

Two more terms on the TVA board expired in May and behind-the-scenes jockeying continues on who will fill those two slots and the slot that's been empty since last December.

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Related Topix: US Governors, US Politics, Lincoln Davis, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Jackson Sun

Cooperative effort to keep police in schools

That is good news, and we would like to acknowledge all the parties involved for their efforts to make this happen.

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Related Topix: Madison County, TN, Jackson, TN, US Governors, US News, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Jun 17, 2014

Business Journal

Haslam may seek business-tax reforms

Business tax collections largely have taken the blame for the state's revenue shortfall this fiscal year, and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam may push for franchise and excise tax changes in response.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Tennessee Government, Tennessee

Mon Jun 16, 2014

Daily Kos

TN-Sen/TN-Gov/TN-05: The next in dynasties?

The success of both of our nominees for state-wide office in Georgia, CEO Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Senator Sam Nunn, and State Senator Jason Carter, grandson of former President and Governor Jimmy Carter, show how much a name means in politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jim Cooper, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tennessee Government, US Governors, Tennessee, Liberal Political News

Metropulse.com

Ramsey's Plan to Oust Justices Gets Nationala

If you go to the Slate website right now, here's what you'll see at the top of the page: Yes, that's right.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Tennessee Government, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Survey of lawyers finds vast support for justices

A Tennessee Bar Association survey of its lawyer members found nine out of 10 respondents support the retention of three state Supreme Court justices who are on the ballot in August.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, US News, US Governors, Bill Haslam

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