Recent Blog Posts

Speaking Up for the Uninsured

The Jackson Sun has the story of healthcare providers speaking up for the needs of the uninsured as Tennessee policymakers continue to wrestle with the fate of Insure Tennessee. Family Nurse Practitioner Charles Ricard spoke of the need to provide access to care for the chronically ill: “Chronic diseases are the things that consume a lot of health... [Read more]

Tennessee Workers Deserve a Living Wage

  New Report Shows Tennessee Workers Need $14.79 an Hour to Make Ends Meet “It’s time for a state minimum wage and local living wage legislation”   Nashville, TN – Minimum wage workers in Tennessee are falling further behind. While Tennessee has no official state minimum wage, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour while an actual... [Read more]

Sharks and Superheroes

What do sharks and superheroes have in common? They’ll both be at: The Tennessee Citizen Action Fall Fundraiser on November 3rd in Nashville! Our hosts are Will Cheek and Kathryn Barnett 1619 18th Ave. South in Nashville Will you be there? Will you take a chance to meet Payday the Loan Shark? Do you want to help us honor former... [Read more]

Someone You Need to Meet

Friends, We’ve got someone you need to meet: Payday the Loan Shark. He’ll be joining us on November 3rd as we celebrate our successes from this year and look to the legislative session of 2016. Tickets for this special event are $50 per person and you can get them here. Just type “Sharks” in the comment section... [Read more]

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Civil Justice

ALEC’s Money Laundering Machine Hits Tennessee

A recent news report out of Georgia turned up some disturbing happenings at the American... 

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.... 

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Consumer Protections

Baptists Join Fight Against Payday Predators

A Tennessee Loan Shark on the Prowl Momentum is building to rein-in... 

Taking a Bite Out of Loan Sharks

  Last week, we introduced The Loan Shark Ledger — Tennessee’s... 

Introducing The Loan Shark Ledger

Legalized loan sharks in Tennessee can charge up to 375% for a payday loan. And... 

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