Thinktank Reports That TN Is Not Collecting Proper Data Of Fines, Fees In Court System

As Tennessee Lawmakers Continue To Examine Reforms In The Criminal Justice System, Two Recently Released Reports Showed That The State Is Not Collecting The Proper Data To Evaluate The Fines And Fees Collected From Its Court System.

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How Consumer Debt Changed In Tennessee During The Pandemic

At The Height Of Pandemic, The Nation’s Unemployment Rate Soared To 15%. The Fallout On American Workers Was Immediate As Many Lost Their Paychecks Or Saw Their Wages Plummet Overnight. However, Broadly Speaking, In Much Of The Country, The Economic Damage From The Pandemic Did Not Prove To Be As Devastating As Many First Predicted.

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Tennessee Locales Rank Poorly In Analysis Of Best-Run Cities

A New Report From Wallethub Ranks Chattanooga, Tennessee, As The Fourth-Worst Run Large City In The Country, Behind Washington, D.C., San Francisco And New York. Not Far Behind, At No. 133, Was Memphis While Knoxville Was 113th And Nashville Ranked 111th.

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Conservatives Raise Alarm Over Potential For Hidden ‘Biden Tax’ For Middle Class, Poorer Americans

Republicans Developed A New Line Of Attack Against President Joe Biden’s Infrastructure Bill That Could Become The Rallying Point For The Opposition To His Major Spending Plans.

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Financial Woes Surpass Coronavirus As Top Concern Of Americans

Some 44 Percent Of Americans Say They Cannot Afford Another Year Like 2020, According To A Recent Survey By WalletHub, As The Country Enters A Second Year Of Dealing With The Coronavirus Pandemic.

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House Democrats $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Bill Waste of Taxpayer Money, Full Of Pork

The Democrats’ $1.9 Trillion Emergency Relief Bill – Which Is Up For Vote Friday – Includes A Slew Of Bailout Money For State Governments Unrelated To The Pandemic, Opponents Say.

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Possible Financial Reporting Change Could Make Government’s Fiscal Picture Less Accurate

State And Local Governments Could Have More Leeway in Reporting The Components Of Their Balance Sheets, Based On A Proposal Under Review. Critics, However, Say It Could Lead To A Less-Than-Accurate Description Of An Entity’s Financial Situation.

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Amid Federal Corruption Probe, Madigan Steps Down As Head Of Illinois Democratic Party

In A Matter Of Weeks, Michael Madigan Has Given Up Titles That Have Bestowed Him Historic Political And Legislative Power Over Illinois For Decades. Madigan Announced Monday That He’s Stepping Down From His Position As Chairman Of The Democratic Party In Illinois.

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