After criticism from 8-year-old, Tennessee lawmaker withdraws welfare bill

You don’t too often about children standing up for the rights of those who are receiving government assistance. Meet Aamira Fetuga, an 8-year-old home schooled student who hounded Tennessee Republican State Sen. Stacey Campfield for his sponsorship of a bill that would tie welfare benefits to how students performed in the classroom. Aamira on Thursday confronted […]

Tennessee lawmaker: tie welfare benefits to child’s school performance

How do you fight the war on poverty? Require those receiving government assistance to make sure their children are excelling in school, according to one Tennessee state senator. State Sen. Stacey Campfield has proposed legislation that would cut welfare benefits to parents whose children fail to make “satisfactory academic progress” in school, a move he […]

Bill could mandate publication of abortion data

A bill considered by a Tennessee State House committee would require the publication of data on abortions, according to the Tennessean. Doctors who perform abortions could see their names listed in the data base and women who receive an abortion could have their identities “unintentionally” revealed. State lawmakers are debating a measure that would require the Department […]