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$3.8 million and Wamp $1.2 million. That's the good news. No one else wants to say. ... Ramsey treats the midnight deadline like a telethon
. At last report, he remained $538 away from "his goal." ... The governor vows never to scale back job recruitment efforts
: "I think particularly with European and Japanese businesses, they just like to see the governor. You gotta be there." ... Reps. Jason Mumpower and Jon Lundberg
watch as Bredesen plants flowers at an interstate welcome center. Is this beautification project a good use of federal stimulus money? Mumpower throws up his hands. "I probably echo that," says Lundberg. It makes a nice photo op anyway, right guys? ...
Tennessee gets $39 million
for affordable housing. ... More cotton planting
in Tennessee. ... "Project Edison" fix
could cost $1 million. ... Texting while driving
is a crime starting today. ... Cookeville considers banning guns
in parks. ... Robin Smith
announces congressional candidacy today. ... The Jackson Sun
comments on all the new laws
hitting the books:
The annual spate of new laws passed by the Tennessee General Assembly takes effect today. Some make sense, others beg for an explanation, a few are silly.