Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Morning Roundup: Stormy Meetings Over AT&T Deregulation and Other Clusterfluffs

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 7:29 AM

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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.


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