Orange and White Game 2:00 p.m. today

On Saturday at Neyland Stadium opportunity knocks for Team 117. The 2013 DISH Orange & White Game – set for a 2 p.m. start – offers a final chance for the Vols to get on the gridiron this spring and prove something. With that in mind, Thursday morning’s practice session – No. 14 this spring […]

South Knox Press Conference Cancelled

Edit: The press conference for this afternoon has been cancelled. More details will be posted when revealed by Sen. Massey’s office.   Senator Massey, Knox legislators and Mayors to hold press conference later today — Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Senator Becky Duncan Massey and other members of the Knox County […]

An inside look into lobbyists working for the City, Schools

Both the Knox County School System and the City of Knoxville use lobbyists in Nashville. According to Mayor Rogero’s communication specialist Jesse Mayshark, Tony Thompson is the contracted lobbyist for the city. The City of Knoxville pays him $55,000 a year for lobbying. The city also pays $30,000 in annual dues to the Tennessee Municipal League, […]

Senator Alexander's statement on gun vote

Alexander Votes Against “Assault Weapons” Ban and Background Check Expansion Says Feinstein assault weapons ban “clearly infringes” on Second Amendment, Toomey-Manchin could “easily evolve into a national gun registry” *** “I’m supporting the Grassley-Cruz amendment because it strengthens Second Amendment rights while improving our existing system to keep guns out of the hands of criminals […]

Senator Corker's statement on Gun vote

Corker Votes for Grassley Amendment, Against Toomey-Manchin Amendment   WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today voted in favor of the Grassley amendment and against the Toomey-Manchin amendment.   “Like most Americans, I want to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and dangerous mentally ill people.  Today I supported the Grassley amendment to enhance […]

Legislative Update from Senator Becky Massey

Legislative Update from Senator Becky Massey Legislation of Interest   Workers’ Compensation Reform The Sate Senate approved final passage of legislation to make the state more attractive to job creation, while protecting injured employees.  Senate Bill 200 would cut costs to businesses, create more predictability, improve the efficiency of claims management, simplify the physician selection process for injured […]