Beacon Center’s 2021 Pork Report Highlights Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Of Waste, Fraud & Abuse In TN

The Beacon Center Of Tennessee Has Released This Year’s “Pork Report” In An Appropriately-Themed “Recipe Book” Entitled 12 Recipes For Government Waste, Fraud And Abuse. The Tongue-In-Cheek Recipes Lay Out The Problems And Offer Up Workable Conservative Solutions.

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Battle Lines Drawn Over Governor’s Education Funding Review

Gov. Bill Lee And Supporters Call His Statewide Review Of Tennessee’s K-12 Funding Formula An Effort To Target Money To Fit Each Student’s Needs. Critics, In Contrast, Say It Is An Effort To Fast Track And Funnel State Dollars To Private Schools.

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Lee Calls Special Session For Ford Plant, Will Not Discuss Mask Mandates

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Announced Thursday He Is Calling A Special Session Oct. 18 For Legislators To Discuss Planning For Ford’s Blue Oval City At The Memphis Regional Megasite. The Special Session, Lee Said, Will Not Discuss Mask Mandates In The State’s Schools.

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Federal Judges Rule Against Lee’s Student Mask Order In Williamson, Knox Counties

Federal Judges Ruled In Favor Of Parents In Williamson And Knox Counties Friday, Allowing School Districts In Those Tennessee Counties To Enforce Mask Mandates In Their Schools.

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Preliminary Injunction Will Keep Lee’s Mask Order Unenforceable In Shelby County

A Federal Judge Granted A Preliminary Injunction Friday That Will Allow Shelby County Schools To Continue To Mandate All Students Wear Masks As A Way To Mitigate COVID-19.

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Pediatric Groups Join School Mask Mandate Lawsuit Against Lee

Two Related Pediatric Health Organizations Have Joined Two Shelby County Families In Their Lawsuit Against Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Regarding His Order Allowing Families To Opt Children Out Of School Mask Mandates.

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Former Chattanooga COO Appointed To Metro Nashville Schools COO Role

Maura Sullivan Will Serve As The Newly Redefined Chief Operating Officer For Metro Schools After Serving For More Than Five Years In The COO Position For The City Of Chattanooga For Former Mayor Andy Berke.

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TennCon’s BIG 7 Weekend Digest!… September 10, 2021

1) Biden Unveils Vaccine Mandate To Affect 100 Million Americans
2) Afghan Refugee Vetting Process In Question While TN Targeted For Resettlement
3) Tennessee Special Ops Working To Rescue Allies In Afghanistan
4) University Of TN Knoxville Hosts Racially Segregated Workshops
5) Judge Issues Restraining Order On Lee’s School Mask Mandate In Shelby County
6) Reward For Missing Hawkins County Girl Surpasses $38,000
7) Memphis Border Patrol Agents Intercept Mexican Drug Shipment

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Wilson County Schools Will Require Masks Until October

In A Recent Meeting Of The Wilson County School Board, The Members Voted To Require Masks Until At Least October. Starting On Friday, September 10, Masks Will Have To Be Worn In Classrooms Across The District.

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Chattanooga Group Protests Vaccine And Mask Mandates

On Saturday, September 4, The Hamilton County Group Tennessee Neighbors For Liberty Gathered To Hold A Freedom Rally. The Rally Was Held As A Way For Members To Protest Current Vaccine Requirements And Mask Mandates Being Enforced Across The State, Including In Some Schools.

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