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Major Amendment Changes Leave Empty Bill, much more work is needed!!

Source: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/apr/15/annex-bills-up-for-debate/?local Annexation bill passes Tennessee House with big changes by Andy Sher NASHVILLE — The House on Thursday passed a much-amended bill aimed at calling a time-out on annexations, but lawmakers made major changes to the measure that put … Continue reading

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Crunch Time – HB475 & SB279

We need everyone to phone and email Senate and House representatives to vote “YES” this week. We finally made it through the committees onto the floor of the Senate and House. The first bill SB279 vote is tomorrow (Monday) and … Continue reading

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Hello, Right2VoteTN.org is seeking the best interviews of the following house representatives as part of a citizen journalist competition. We are involved in a heavily contentious issue, with citizens’ “Right to Vote” on annexations in TN, which is now a … Continue reading

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Is Forced Annexation Good for Cities?

By:  Brendan Jennings The debate over Tennessee’s policy of forced annexation will reach a climax during the next two weeks in the state legislature. Rep. Mike Carter’s House Bill 475 will be up for consideration on Tuesday, April 9 during … Continue reading

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Hamilton County Commission Unanimously Supports “Right To Vote”

Hamilton County, Tennessee (Chattanooga and surrounding areas) 4/3/13 Hamilton County commissioners unanimously support Tennessee State House Bill 475 and Senate Bill 279 and the citizens “Right to Vote” on annexation. The commission created a resolution on this right in Hamilton … Continue reading

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General Assembly looks at limiting forced annexations

Source: http://www.murfreesboropost.com/general-assembly-looks-at-limiting-forced-annexations-cms-35056 By: AMELIA MORRISON HIPPS, TN Report Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 3:00 pm Property owners across the state will have a two-year reprieve from forced annexation – and the tax increases that come with it — if a … Continue reading

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Senate Bill 279 Clears Committee Moves to House Finance Subcommittee

The committee representatives cleared SB 279 (the companion bill to Rep. Mike Carter’s HB 475 in the House) 9-0 in favor to move the bill to a TACIR summer study program with a two-year freeze on all annexations starting April … Continue reading

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