Are Teachers Getting Paid Enough?
The Tennessee Supreme Court is expected to decide soon whether the state of Tennessee is paying its teachers adequately. A judge last year dismissed a lawsuit by a coalition of small school systems saying Tennessee was doing all it could to make sure that funding for teacher salaries was fairly distributed. The schools then appealed.
Cars to Complaints
Members of a Pigeon Forge church, The First United Methodist Church, have given the city a petition asking police to crack down on wild behavior at local car shows. Over 1,000 citations were written in connection with the car shows. The church’s pastor Jerry McCarter is trying to put an end to the behavior so close to his church, which he described as lewd. Many who have attended the shows said they see nothing-wrong happening and that it’s probably just a few bad apples in the bunch.
Security Advisor finally passes
Nashville – After a seven-month wait, the state’s homeland security director has received top-secret security clearance. Wendell Gilbert said the FBI informed him he was cleared for briefings on sensitive national security information.
Not Enough Money
Nashville – Tax collections are up but year-to-date revenue remains well below what was expected, Finance Commissioner Warren Neel estimates that Tennessee will end the fiscal year with $475 million less than it budgeted to spend.