Archive | December, 2016

A Week of Action

It started with a plea for disclosure and transparency in home-buying and ended with a call for sanity during college football Bowl Season. Tennessee Citizen Action’s “Week of Action” also included opportunities to act on healthcare, protection for fraud victims, and free and fair elections. Here are some highlights: On Payday Lending Tennessee families deserve […]

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Justice for the Connected Class

From Tennessee Citizen Action: …the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance heard a campaign finance complaint brought by Tennessee Citizen Action involving four Metro Nashville School Board candidates and out-of-state dark money group Stand for Children. Unfortunately for the principle of fair, transparent elections, the Registry‚Äôs decision appeared rigged from the start and the ultimate outcome […]

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Riding the Waiver Wave?

From Tennessee Education Report: Now, two large Tennessee school districts are calling for a waiver from using test data in student grades and teacher evaluations. Will other districts follow suit? Will the General Assembly pay attention? READ MORE> For more on education politics and policy in Tennessee, follow @TheAndySpears

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Access to Healthcare

From Tennessee Citizen Action: A group of 16 patient and provider organizations known as the Tennessee Patient Stability Coalition today released results of a survey about a controversial insurance practice known as non-medical switching. The coalition, of which Tennessee Citizen Action is a member, is advocating to eliminate non-medical switching for private health plans statewide. […]

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