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Newsletter from the Beacon Center of Tennessee; July 31, 2012:  Elvis, liquor, and your tax dollars What do these three things have in common? For one, Tennessee’s welfare program. Our intrepid investigative reporter, Chris Butler, recently dug through nearly 140,000 transactions by Memphis welfare recipients using their cash benefits in the form of Electronic Benefit […]

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Press release from the Department of Commerce & Insurance; July 25, 2012:  NASHVILLE, TN – With the temperatures reaching into the triple digits this summer, it is more important than ever to have a working, reliable air conditioning unit. Scam artists know this and use the rise in the heat to take advantage of consumers […]

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State of Tennessee Press Release; Feb. 25, 2011: NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Health is warning restaurant owners of individuals posing as health inspectors who call to arrange restaurant inspections and demand payment. TDOH has received a number of reports in recent days from Asian cuisine restaurants in several counties that have been contacted by someone asking […]

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A mere 12 days into the New Year, Tennessee has already seen plenty of TennCare fraud news, from “doctor shopping” to one case in which a health worker was sentenced to eight years in prison. In that case, a home health care worker was fired from his job, but managed to get his wife hired […]

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Commissioner John Mark Robinson has been indicted on charges of felony forgery and concealing cash, the Jackson Sun reports today. The indictments accuse Robinson of forging a signature to try to cash checks that were jointly made out to his business and two other organizations — Crop Production Services and Gibson Farmers Co-Op. One check […]

Democrats worry the legislation will enable local officials to engage in “profiling,” and disenfranchise legitimate voters.

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Press Release from Sen. Joe Haynes, D-Nashville, Feb. 18, 2010: Bill would fine deceptive dialers up to $2,500 per call NASHVILLE – Sen. Joe Haynes, D-Nashville, applauded the Senate’s unanimous vote Thursday to pass his bill designed to protect senior citizens by prohibiting the use of autodialers to disguise phone numbers. “This is a big […]

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Press Release from Sen. Joe Haynes, D-Nashville, and Rep. Gary Moore, D-Joelton Phone Solicitors Preying on Senior Citizens NASHVILLE – Sen. Joe Haynes, D-Nashville, and Rep. Gary Moore, D-Joelton, have introduced a bill designed to protect senior citizens by prohibiting the use of autodialers to disguise phone numbers. “A lot of seniors are receiving misleading […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, 12 Jan. 2010: Forty-five legislative ideas for a prosperous Tennessee NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Center for Policy Research today made available in electronic version its most recent publication, An Idea a Day: 45 Ideas for a Prosperous Tennessee. The pamphlet offers one innovative free market idea […]

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