Monday, February 04, 2013

No Welfare Drug Testing
One vote made all the difference for the Virginia Legislature on a hot button constitutional issue. All twenty of the democrat senators voted no to allowing the state to be able to drug test welfare recipients. The senate is split down the middle with an equal number from each party representing the state, but one senator from Virginia Beach, Harry Blevins decided not to vote. A tie would have left the deciding vote to Lt. Governor Bill Bolling who only votes in the event of a tie. Supporters say the bill would have ensured taxpayer money wasn’t supporting drug use…opponent of the bill called it singling out poor people as a way to cut needed benefits. (CC)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • BVU Authority interim CEO and President Mike Bundy resigns
  • Hawkins County Tax Rate Going Up
  • Murder Case Dismissed in Johnson City
  • District Attorney Will Not Pursue Charges against Ramsey
  • Senator Alexander Promotes Financial Aid Bill in Blountville
  • Haslam Calls for Spending Cuts for All State Agencies
  • Fatal Shooting Under Investigation in Pound, VA
  • Zoning Dispute Prompts Large Lawsuit Against Sullivan Co.
  • Arraignment Set for Elderly Man Accused in Child Porn Case
  • Wellmont MergerTalks; ETSU & Eastman Weigh In
  • Citizens Petition Court to Stop Nitrogen Pipeline
  • Bulls Gap Teacher Accused of Intoxication at School
  • Sullivan Highway Workers Accept Settlement
  • Woman Charged with Starving 2-month-old Puppy
  • Jonesborough Man Sentenced on Firearm Trafficking Charges
  • Elizabethton Cousins Sentenced on Firearm Charges
  • Bristol, TN Planning to Ban eCigs in City Buildings
  • Kingsport Couple Charged in Armed Robbery



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