Author Archives: John C. Wisniewski

University of Memphis cancels grant for social justice program

The University of Memphis canceled a recent grant for its social justice program, formed in August 2020, after Governor Bill Lee expressed concerns about the latest initiative, according to a statement from the governor’s office. The program has 14 groups focused on improving educational outcomes for students of color, retain the faculty of color and improving pay equity, as well ...

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Wednesday January 12 – Gold consolidation ahead of inflation data

The gold futures contract gained 1.10% on Tuesday, as it rose above the $ 1,800 level. The market was winning in response to the testimony of Fed Chairman Powell. Gold last week on Monday hit a local high of $ 1,833 before reversing lower, and on Friday it traded at $ 1,781.30. This morning, the yellow metal is trading along ...

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Tennessee releases draft new school funding formula for public review

The draft framework comes as lawmakers began a new legislative session on Tuesday. Governor Bill Lee said it was “very possible” to come up with a new formula for lawmakers. The state is now seeking public comment on the framework until Jan. 18. To comment, email the Tennessee Department of Education at [email protected] A potential new school funding formula would ...

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Are there cases of flurona in TN?

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Tennessee continues to see an increase in the number of flu cases. The state is now in the CDC’s “very high” category. Dr William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University Medical Center says they continue to see a gradual increase in influenza cases. They also continue to see an increase in influenza hospitalizations over the past two weeks. ...

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How are warrants managed in Tennessee? Here’s what the experts say

A the arrest warrant figures prominently in the case of David Hayes, the police reform activist whose arrest Friday outside a public forum shocked attendees and highlighted a lack of transparency on the part of county and city officials . With officials who say nothing about what happened, who ordered it and who knew it in advance, lots of questions ...

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University cancels plan to pay professors to create CRT programs

The University of Memphis has dropped plans for a social justice program that allegedly paid some professors $ 3,000 to add critical race theory principles to their programs, according to a new report. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee told the Washington Free Beacon that he contacted the public university after reading reports about the program, which would have encouraged the addition ...

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Strengthening Manufacturing in Tennessee

Washington DC – Tennessee manufacturers rely on semiconductors to support local and global supply chains. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation recently advanced my legislation with Senator Peters to encourage local economic development, identify resource gaps, and address the challenges Tennessee businesses face as they recover. . Strengthening manufacturing in Tennessee The supply chain crisis resulting from our ...

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Horston, 7th woman from Tennessee beats Mississippi

Tennessee forward Alexus Dye (2) attempts a hook shot past a Mississippi defenseman during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Mississippi on Sunday, Jan.9, 2022. ( AP Photo / Rogelio V. Solis) Rogelio V. Solis PA OXFORD, Miss. Jordan Horston scored 20 points and rebounded 11 rebounds to lead Tennessee’s No.7 over Mississippi 70-58 on ...

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Citigroup employees not vaccinated by January 14 will be laid off

(The hill) – Citigroup Inc. workers who refuse to comply with the company’s vaccination mandate by January 14 will be fired, Bloomberg Reports. They will be put on unpaid leave and dismissed at the end of January. Employees will be required to sign an agreement stating that they will not take legal action against Citigroup to receive the year-end bonuses. ...

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Lawmakers Tackle Budget, Taxes and School Funding

The Tennessee General Assembly will meet again at noon on January 11. Below are several topics that will be reviewed. Budget The budget is always a priority issue, but it will be especially important given the strong tax collections, excess revenue and the flow of federal stimulus funds into Tennessee. The state is in the best financial position in recent ...

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