Flights curtailed include Amsterdam
Says Delta Air Lines has "once again broken a promise they made to me and to the people of Memphis."
'A' for effort
Says Tennessee’s higher education funding model "is 100 percent outcomes-based" and "we are already seeing this model changing the way our postsecondary institutions do business."
State law is clear
Stand For Children Tennessee
Says that "Tennessee law requires that schools receive half of proceeds -- $31 million per year" -- from a half-cent increase in the Shelby County sales tax.
It's on the students
John G. Morgan
"Tennessee students now cover about 67 percent of the cost of their education at public universities, and some 60 percent at community colleges."
Virtually dismal results
Says Tennessee is providing "millions of dollars" to virtual school company for "results at the bottom of the bottom."
Relying on short-term fixes
"We haven’t passed a budget in more than three years and not a single appropriations bill has been brought to the floor this year."
Some Dems crossed party lines
Says that in the U.S. House of Representatives "we’ve had bipartisan support for the repeal of Obamacare … for getting rid of cap and trade … for building the Keystone Pipeline."
Tennessee 'birthers' must pay
Tennessee Democratic Party
Says a federal judge "sanctions Tennessee ‘birther’ lawyer … for bringing a frivolous lawsuit."
State increases, but not local
"From a standpoint of the county government, neither school system has received an increase in funding over the past six years."
Something in the air?
"Three of our cities are among the top five worst cities in the U.S. for asthma."
Jobless rate stubbornly high, but not a record
The United States has experienced "40 straight months of unemployment at 8 percent or higher."
"Congress as a whole is less popular than it’s been since polling was invented."
Keeps getting older
"The average age of members of the House of Representatives is 57 years old."
U.S. sliding, by many measures
The United States is no longer "top nation in the globe on infrastructure," having fallen to 15th.
That disparity is real
A typical married couple "will contribute $119,000" into Medicare but will "receive $357,000 in Medicare benefits over their lifetimes."
An affirmative on this price check
"Tennessee’s grocery tax is one of the highest in the nation."
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