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Action Andy Sher infiltrates
the stormy meeting in which lawmakers, AT&T executives, cable industry executives, Tennessee Regulatory Authority directors, the state Consumer Advocate Division and lobbyists all seek to hash out a compromise for AT&T's deregulation bill. "For a communications bill, there's not a lot of communication," Jimmy Naifeh says. ... The governor is unveiling
the Tennessee clean energy plan today. ... Taxpayers to make up
state pension losses. ... Bredesen to Ramsey
: Stop whining. ... Senate passes "wine in trunks"
bill. ... Rep. Stacey Campfield is ready to go with his guns-on-campuses
bill. ... Another sign from an angry God: East Tennessee rocked
by second earthquake in four days. ... Rep. David Hawk caught in controversy
for trying to oust elections administrator. ... The Knoxville News Sentinel
comes out against mountaintop removal mining
We want to see - and we want visitors to our beautiful state to see - our mountains, not a moonscape.