Recent Blog Posts

Thanks to Senators Alexander, Corker for Supporting CHIP

Last night, the Senate passed a two-year extension of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both voted in favor of this important funding extension. We appreciate the affirmative votes of our two Senators on this fundamental health security legislation.  The extension passed... [Read more]


Insure TN: Bring it to a Vote!

This week, after winning two key committee votes, Insure TN — the Governor’s plan to expand Medicaid to some 280,000 Tennesseans — was rejected in the Senate Commerce Committee. While the bill has twice met an untimely defeat, there’s one last chance to revive the plan and improve the health security of Tennessee families. Legislative... [Read more]


Conflicted Senator Green Should Resign from Commerce Committee

 Today, we’re calling on Senator Mark Green to resign from the Senate Commerce Committee: If Sen. Mark Green can’t vote on matters pertaining to health insurance, he doesn’t belong on the Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee and should resign, Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears said. “We’re talking... [Read more]


TN Loan Sharks Charging 375%

Yes. It’s true. Legalized loan sharks in Tennessee can charge up to 375% for a payday loan. Sometimes, these ruthless “lenders” will even offer a “first loan free” program because they know that more than 70% of borrowers will borrow again. And again. And again. The cycle of debt is what payday lenders depend on to keep... [Read more]


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Civil Justice

Miscarriage of Justice Act Deemed Unconstitutional

Back in 2011, we told you all about Governor Bill Haslam’s “Miscarriage... 


Loss of Senator Estes Kefauver 50 Years Ago Still Felt Today Loss of Senator Estes Kefauver 50 Years Ago Still Felt Today

The column by D. Bruce Shine pasted below ran today in the Kingsport Times-News today.... 


Caught on Tape: “Let’s make sure that thing’s not on…” Caught on Tape: “Let’s make sure that thing’s not on…”

It’s true, as Jeff Woods wrote in Pith in the Wind (the political blog of... 


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Consumer Protections

TN Loan Sharks Charging 375%

Yes. It’s true. Legalized loan sharks in Tennessee can charge up to 375% for... 


STOP the SHARKS!

Payday lenders. They prey on the working poor and those least able to handle a financial... 


CONSUMER ALERT! TN DR’s Profiles Missing Crucial Information

TNCA CONSUMER ALERT!   This week, NewsChannel 5’s Jennifer Kraus reported... 


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