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 […]

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STOP the SHARKS!

Payday lenders. They prey on the working poor and those least able to handle a financial emergency. They count on a cycle of debt in order to make ever-increasing profits. And Tennessee has some of the weakest regulations on these predators in the country. These modern-day loan sharks can charge more than 400% interest in Tennessee — […]

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CONSUMER ALERT! TN DR’s Profiles Missing Crucial Information

TNCA CONSUMER ALERT!   This week, NewsChannel 5’s Jennifer Kraus reported that the Tennessee Health Department and Medical Licensing Board is failing to follow state law and inform the public of any disciplinary or adverse action taken against a doctor on the state’s website.   Under Tennessee’s Health Care Right-To-Know Act, doctors are required to […]

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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. The late Senator Estes Kefauver believed in “Courage, Justice and Loving Kindness,” a message that will be on display at Thursday’s Tennessee For All Town Hall. To some, 50 years ago is forever, for other it is just another time to remember. […]

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Fly the Flag for Citizenship

TAKE ACTION: Please take a minute to email both Tennessee Senators, Senator Lamar Alexander & Senator Bob Corker, and urge them to support S.744 and immigration reform that creates a roadmap for 11 million Americans who aspire to be citizens, secures rights and protections for all workers, and keeps families together. A script is provided (but you can edit it […]

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TN Citizen Action Calls Governor’s Response “Bizarre,” Urges Action by State House

In response to today’s Tennessean story – you know, the one where the Governor’s spokesperson says that the Governor’s proposal to move the workers’ compensation to the Departement of Labor and Workforce Development and the problems in the labor department were unrelated? – TN Citizen Action executive director Mary Mancini released the following statement (pasted below). […]

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PLEASE SHARE: The Big Picture in TN – Waste, Abuse & Mismanagement

THE TRUTH ABOUT TENNESSEE STATE GOVERNMENT This week we’re starting off with a request – please share this short but time-sensitive email with as many of your friends, family, co-wokers across the state as you can. It’s beyond time to tell the truth about what’s happening in Tennessee state government! WASTE, ABUSE & MISMANAGMENT This week findings of the State […]

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The Big Picture: Grants, Giveaways, Cuts & Sacrifices

The Big Picture in Tennessee State Government: grants & giveaways for corporations, cuts & sacrifices for working folks. The conservative majority in the Tennessee Legislature want to “slash dependent benefits for unemployed Tennesseans and starve poor kids who don’t get good grades in public schools while the Governor appropriates funds to increase the amount of cash giveaways to corporations looking to […]

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Clearly Not the Time to Give the Department of Labor The Responsibility of Handling More Taxpayer Dollars

The Department of Labor and Workforce development is rife with mismanagement that negatively affects both workers and businesses and Governor Bill Haslam wants to add another division to it paid for by millions of taxpayer dollars? Apparently he thinks this is a brilliant idea ’cause that’s what his workers’ comp bill does – adds a […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Governor Haslam’s Answer Is Yet Another Non-Answer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    April 3, 2013  Contact: Mary Mancini 615-736-6040 mary@tnca.org GOVERNOR’S ANSWER ON MISMANAGEMENT WITHIN DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IS YET ANOTHER NON-ANSWER Nashville, Tenn. (April 3, 2013) – Yesterday, in response to the call […]

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