Veering From Other Republican-Led States, Tennessee Opts Into Summer Food Program For Kids

Tennessee Will Participate In A Federal Program Designed To Give Parents Extra Cash To Buy Food For Their Children During The Summer Months, Veering From 15 Other Republican-Led States That Have Rejected The Federal Dollars.

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Unfair Hospital Practices Hurt Tennessee Families (Op-Ed)

Americans Are Feeling The Impact Of Higher Prices Everyday – From Basic Necessities Like Groceries And Gas, To Back-To-School Clothes And Trips To Visit Family.
Unfortunately, Health Care Is Not Excluded From This List. All Too Often, Families Are Being Forced To Make Difficult Financial Decisions, Between Affording Basic Needs Or Attending A Doctor’s Appointment. People Should Never Have To Forgo Health Care Visits Or Treatment Due To Cost. But Unfortunately, A Range Of Factors Keep Health Care Costs High, Straining Both Tennessee Families And Small Businesses.

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Senior Poverty Rate Increases Despite Lee’s Announcement Of Fewer Distressed Counties In TN

Governor Lee Says The Number Of Distressed Counties In Tennessee Has Decreased To A Historically All-Time Low While Seniors Across The State Are Experiencing The Highest Poverty Rate In More Than Ten Years.

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Annual “Kids Count” Report Finds Few Improvements To Well-Being Of Tennessee Children

An Annual Report On The State Of Tennessee Kids Has Found Slight Improvements In Child Poverty Rates But Limited — And Even Downward —Shifts In Longstanding Poor Outcomes To Their Health, Education And Well-Being.

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Social Media Censorship Strikes Again, Covenant Trying To Block Manifesto Release, Good Ol’ Fashioned Corporate Welfare, What’s Sexton Hiding? & Much More! The TennCon Big 7!

1) Facebook Censors Conservative News Story, Calls It “Hate Speech”
2) Sexual Harassment Claim Expenditures Still Kept Secret As Accused Representative Is Replaced
3) Covenant School Files Motion to Intervene in Release of Shooter’s “Manifesto”
4) Lee Signs Pair Of Memphis FedExForum Tax Capture Extensions
5) Lee Signs Tennessee Teacher Pay Increase, End To Automatic Dues Payments
6) Tennessee Commission On Children And Youth Report Shows One In Five Kids Live In Poverty
7) Lee Signs Bill Restricting Foreign Ownership Of Tennessee Land

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Tennessee Commission On Children And Youth Report Shows One In Five Kids Live In Poverty

According To A New Report From the Tennessee Commission On Children And Youth, Nearly One In Five Tennessee Kids Live In Poverty And It Varies Greatly By Geography.

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Jamestown Is The Poorest Town In Tennessee

The Typical Jamestown Household Earns Just $18,000 A Year, 69.2% Less Than The Statewide Median Tennessee Household Income. Given The Low Incomes, It Is Not Surprising That A Larger Than Average Share Of Residents Live In Poverty. The Local Poverty Rate In The Town Stands At 46.7%, Compared To The Statewide Poverty Rate Of 14.3%.

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