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Tennessee Highway Patrol stops Suspects in Stolen Credit Card Operation

 

U.S. Secret Service Takes One into Federal Custody

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – Interdiction Plus Trooper Michael Loftis of the Tennessee Highway Patrol initiated a traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of two individuals suspected of illicitly obtaining credit card information on Wednesday morning in Putnam County.

Trooper Loftis stopped a 2011 Nissan Altima out of New York, for speeding on Interstate-40 westbound near the 92 mile marker at approximately 9:45am Friday, April 26th. As Trooper Loftis approached the driver, he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. The initial investigation revealed that the four male occupants were from Boston, Massachusetts. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts Lesgislation Update and State Employee Hiring Proposal

 

“BWC 5 Act” advances to the House Senate Floor and Motorcycle safety study bill passes House”
This is the next in a series of updates regarding legislation filed by State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) for the second session of the 107th General Assembly.

The Seal of the State of TennesseeClarksville, TN – Legislation that would dramatically change the state employment system is currently under discussion in the House of Representatives.  The Governor’s proposal, entitled the “Tennessee Excellence Accountability and Management (TEAM) Act,” would change the hiring and promotion system for state employees.

The biggest concern about the bill is the possible elimination of the interview and hiring preferences given to military veterans and spouses of deceased and disabled veterans.  Currently, a job applicant interviews for a position and based on a variety of measures and preference points, the state decides whom to hire. A veteran and spouse of a deceased or disabled veteran would be given preference during this process.  Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s new proposal eliminates or severely curtails this system. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts Legislation updates and responding to Online Petitions

 

“BWC 5 Act” advances and Motorcycle safety study bill set for House floor vote

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – This is the next in a series of updates regarding legislation filed by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) for the second session of the 107th General Assembly.

I have recently been receiving thousands of e-mails from constituents and others signing online petitions for various issues.  I am receiving the e-mails but cannot respond to you due to security issues within our system.

If you want to discuss a bill or your thoughts on any legislation currently before us, please email me directly at rep.joe.pitts@capitol.tn.gov  If you or someone you know wants to receive weekly updates, please also email or contact me directly.  I apologize for any confusion this situation may cause. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts announces heighten Computer Security stopping some E-Mails

 

Update: Pitts’ legislation also advances

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Our office learned today that we are not receiving some e-mails from the citizens of District 67.  We were recently notified by some constituents that some of their emails were going unanswered.

We immediately consulted with our Director of Legislative Information Systems, Steve Kriegish, and were informed that in an effort to reduce the large volume of spam electronic mail (e-mail), and more importantly to reduce the threat of targeted phishing through e-mail spoofing, the Tennessee General Assembly invoked stringent simple mail transfer protocols (SMTP) for the receipt of e-mail. «Read the rest of this article»

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Legal Aid Society helps distressed woman regain Medicaid access

 

Middle Tennessee family wrongfully terminated

Mrs. Monroe [not her real name], was already having difficulty when she lost her job and was supporting her family on unemployment insurance. Then she was notified the Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) was terminating her family’s Medicaid benefits, the family’s only source of medical care. She called the Legal Aid Society office in Nashville. Attorney Russ Overby researched the situation and found that DHS was relying on a rescinded policy that made it unreasonably difficult for families with unemployment benefits to qualify for Medicaid, even when their income was below the eligibility limit. «Read the rest of this article»

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Passport “pay up” policy a windfall for families owed child support

 

passport.JPGThirty years ago I resigned myself to the fact that court-ordered child support payments were just not going to happen. I worked multiple jobs days, nights, weekends, jobs with plenty of flexibility that allowed me, as a single parent with a chronically ill child, to care for my daughter and make a living for us — at least enough to keep a roof over our heads, put food on the table, keep us warm in the frigid New England winters, and keep up with the ongoing medical bills.

My ex-husband died at 53, having never paid a dime of the tens of thousands he owed in outstanding child support and medical costs assigned to him, the latter arising when he allowed court-ordered health insurance to lapse.

Which is how, in this new era for single parents, I came to cheer the increasingly frequent reports of families getting windfalls in the thousands and thousands of dollars in back child support as deadbeat dads who want to travel now have to cough up cash to get out of the country. «Read the rest of this article»

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