Good morning, Nashville. Neighborhood health clinics are the latest item on the chopping block for Tennessee’s round of budget cuts. Each year, 23 neighborhood health clinics around the state provide health care for uninsured Tennesseans–a number that’s growing by the day thanks to our 10.5% unemployment rate. Like every other department in the State of Tennessee, the Department of Health is looking at a 9% overall cut. With the loss of state funding, many of the clinics could be forced to close down or at least limit their services. Meanwhile, Governor Phil brings up the option of cutting state-funded health care altogether, though cutting it “would be very low on the priority list.”
- Good night for sports. Even though the Titans had us on the edge of our seats down to the last six seconds, they managed to pull out a win last night. Our Preds also continued to bring the awesome with a 3-1 win over Detroit.
- Points for creativity. Metro Police nabbed the man suspected of dragging a police officer behind his car the other night, but the reason they had such a rough time finding him was that he dressed himself in some ratty clothes and pretended to be homeless.
- Bits & pieces. Of course Adam Dread would train his cat to poop in the toilet. Of course … News Channel 5 continues their investigative streak by finding $500K that the state has forgotten to collect in the midst of the aforementioned budget cuts … The state is petitioning the feds for some additional money to aid Spring Hill GM workers who are scheduled to be laid off tomorrow.
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