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As scientists around the world are using as much data as they can to develop strategies to fight the coronavirus pandemic, The Tennessee Department of Health is refusing to share important information.

In the weeks ahead, my colleagues and I will focus on creating a fiscally responsible budget that addresses the unique needs of all citizens and one that enhances our recent economic standing. As part of our proposed budget this year, we will look to implement additional reductions in the pr…

Recently, Gov. Lee unveiled his proposed Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget during his State of the State Address. This year’s budget builds upon the recent gains we have made improving the academic trajectories of our students under Republican leadership.

Most of us have a credit report reviewed only when we apply for a loan of some sort.  But, even though you pay for the report, the creditor is not allowed to show you your own credit report.  So, if there is an issue with your credit, all they can tell you is that there is an issue then guid…

This year, my colleagues and I will continue to look for new ways we can recognize and honor our heroic veterans who have so proudly served our state and this great nation. Their dedicated service and incredible sacrifices have provided the many opportunities and freedoms afforded to us as p…

According to Wikipedia “optimism” is a mental attitude reflecting a belief or hope that the outcome of some specific endeavor, or outcomes in general, will be positive, favorable, and desirable.

According to Wikipedia “optimism” is a mental attitude reflecting a belief or hope that the outcome of some specific endeavor, or outcomes in general, will be positive, favorable, and desirable.

Tennessee has a rich news media environment with more than 120 traditional subscription-based weekly and daily newspapers, several free newspapers, alternative press, an established black press, 34 television news stations, public and commercial radio stations, niche news outlets focused on …

So much of the news about personal financial identity is so negative and for good reason.  Many are trying to take yours. But let me share what might be some good news. I got a phone call from a family member who had received a notice about funds of hers that had been turned over to the Stat…

Scams, schemes and fraud; they are the last things on our minds this holiday season. However, we need to have a plan to be aware and avoid fraud. If we do not have a plan, someone else will - and our information and money could disappear.

I suppose we all have stored in our memories a few favorite quotes and sayings of famous people and persons we have known. There are words that encourage us, words that instruct us, and words of warning. It seems to me, as time goes by, fewer and fewer words of warning are being heeded.

Now is the time when many homes will be adorned with holiday plants including cactus, amaryllis and poinsettias. I think that every home that decorates for Christmas should have at least one poinsettia, the No. 1-selling potted plant in the world.