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De-Annexation Bill & Municipal Insurance Transparency Bill

New Legislative Session has started and we need to encourage lawmakers to continue to strengthen personal property rights in TN. The following bills need to be presented: – Citizen De-Annexation Legislation (to reverse prior forced annexation by cities in TN) … Continue reading

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Governor Signs HB 2371/SB2464 Annexation Bill

April 16, 2014 PRESS RELEASE Media contact: Rep. Mike Carter Ph: (615) 741-3025 Email: rep.mike.carter@capitol.tn.gov” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor Signs HB 2371 / SB2464 sponsored by Rep. Carter R-Ooltewah & Senator Bo Watson R- Hixson Ending Forced Annexation and Giving Tennesseans … Continue reading

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YEA! House Bill 2371 Passes

House Bill 2371 passes the house and on it’s way to be signed by the Governor of Tennessee!. Thank You to Rep Carter/Sen Watson/Rep Van Husk/Sen Crowe and all the citizens across the state who have made this a community … Continue reading

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CALL TO ACTION–HB 2371–ENDING FORCED ANNEXATION–THE TIME IS FINALLY HERE

ALL: Landmark Bill – Vote Tomorrow (Wed 9am CST) HB 2371 to end forced annexation and give Tennesseans the right to vote as amended is arguably the most powerful annexation bill in the country as it stands. It has passed … Continue reading

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KnoxFocus Survey on Annexation

Do you believe that any annexation by the City of Knoxville should be approved by a referendum, voted on by both Knoxville City and Knox County voters? Click Here to view survey results

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Freedom of Speech, Annexation, Retreat

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Source: http://www.knoxfocus.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ixJ73ECM.pdf The two items that had the potential for the most debate passed without a whimper at Knox County Commission’s meeting last Monday. One dealt with a county employee’s rights to free speech and the … Continue reading

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Anderson County Commissioner – Abuse of Tax Monies & TML

Knox News Sentinel last night/today. http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2014/feb/25/letter-forced-annexation-unjust-process/ — Unedited Version Below — Letter to Editor, Forced Annexation is immoral.   The very powerful Tennessee Municipal League (who represents the cities who benefit from Forced Annexation) is of course in favor of cities being … Continue reading

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