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Medicaid Plan Revisited
AP Tuesday June 30, 2015
Supporters of a failed plan to expand Medicaid in Tennessee are renewing an effort to try to pass it after a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold health insurance subsidies.
Congressman Jim Cooper was among those at a news conference on Monday in support of Gov. Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan, which was rejected in a committee vote last February.
However, Cooper and state lawmakers attending Monday's event called on their fellow colleagues to take up the plan again, especially after last week's Supreme Court ruling upholding health insurance subsidies in states that do not operate their own insurance exchanges.
The ruling means that more than 155,000 Tennesseans who use subsidies will not lose their health insurance.
Jay Walker Tuesday June 30, 2015
Three committees of the Warren County Commission have scheduled meetings for Tuesday.
The Financial Management Committee will meet at 3:30 to award bids for various projects, including a new scoreboard for Nunley Stadium.
The Budget and Finance Committee will meet at 5pm to discuss budgets for the new fiscal year.
And the Economic and Agricultural Development Committee will meet at 5:30 to discuss an appointment to the Airport Board of Zoning Appeals and appoints to the Fair Board.
All the meetings will take place at the Administrative Building.
**BREAKING NEWS** Couple Found Murdered
Jay Walker Tuesday June 30, 2015
Authorities are looking for a suspect for questioning in the deaths of a local business owner and his wife, who were found murdered Monday morning. Gary and Gail Dodson were reportedly found dead in their home in the Fairview Community. They were the owners of Gary and Gail's Pit Stop on Beersheba Street.
The Warren County Sheriff's Department and the TBI are said to be looking for the couple's son-in-law, Bryan Cooke, who is a prime suspect in the murders. Authorities believe he may be enroute to Florida. He may be driving a white Jeep Cherokee with a dent in the hood, and a Gary and Gal's license plate on the front. Anyone seeing this vehicle should call 911.
Authorities were called to the victims' house after they failed to show up at the restaurant Monday morning.
Lawsuit Over Abortion Laws
AP Monday June 29, 2015
A lawsuit has been filed in federal court over two abortion laws scheduled to take effect Wednesday.
The lawsuit asks a judge to block a law requiring surgical abortion providers to be regulated as ambulatory surgical treatment centers. The suit also seeks to block a law requiring women seeking an abortion to undergo a 48-hour waiting period after receiving in-person counseling by a physician.
The lawsuit also challenges a 2012 law that requires doctors performing abortions to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital.
Main Street Live and Fireworks
Jay Walker Monday June 29, 2015
This week's Main Street Live concert will be moving to the McMinnville Civic Center Friday night, giving the audience the opportunity to enjoy music from the Joe Harvey Band, and the Dr. Pepper Fireworks afterwards.
The fireworks were moved to Friday, July 3rd this year due to a scheduling conflict. So officials decided to move the concert and the fireworks together to help McMinnville get an early start to the July 4th activities.
The concert starts at 7pm Friday on the grass area between the Civic Center and the Gilley Pool. The fireworks will start at 9pm.