Tennessee (State Government)
- Homepage: http://www.state.tn.us/
May 2001: "MEMPHIS, May 19 — The State of Tennessee has settled a class-action lawsuit against its foster care system, agreeing to sweeping changes in the tracking of the children in its system and accepting oversight by independent monitors."http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/20/national/20FOST.html
December 2006: In the face of soaring Medicaid costs, Tennessee and every other state are required to set up a Medicaid estate-recovery program. Many have been launched only recently, and some - like Tennessee's - are becoming more aggressive. Often, they target the home because it's all that's left after beneficiaries have spent their assets to pay for nursing-home care.http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1226/p03s03-ussc.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Sen. Lamar Alexander Person Sep 30, 2006 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Gov. Ray Blanton Person Nov 3, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Gov. Phil Bredesen Person Nov 23, 2007 Organization Executive (past or present) Sen. Bob Corker Person Dec 12, 2008
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 27, 2007 Trooper troubles persist after agency's shake-up: Key reform has not taken effect
QUOTE: A year and a half after Gov. Phil Bredesen pledged to clean up the scandal-plagued Tennessee Highway Patrol, some promised reforms have not happened and troopers are getting mired in new embarrassing incidents. In the past week, a trooper allegedly shot illicit video of a porn actress and himself during a Wilson County traffic stop; a trooper allegedly shot his mother during an argument with his father; and a trooper shot a fellow officer in the foot while cleaning his handgun at the THP's Nashville training facility.
Tennessean, The (Nashville) Dec 26, 2006 A flap over recouping costs of Medicaid: States try harder to recover their losses from providing healthcare to the poor - even seizing homes.
QUOTE: In the face of soaring Medicaid costs, Tennessee and every other state are required to set up a Medicaid estate-recovery program...the varied ways in which states are going after these assets have produced confusion, anger, and even lawsuits. When a loved one dies, some families are stunned to lose the home, too, advocates say.
Christian Science Monitor May 18, 2004 States Can Be Liable for Not Making Courthouses Accessible
QUOTE: States that fail to make their courthouses accessible to people with disabilities can be sued for damages under federal disability law, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday...
Jul 30, 2002 Our Banana Republics
QUOTE: ...in recent years many states have been run like banana republics. Responsibility gave way to political opportunism, and in some cases to mob rule.
New York Times May 20, 2001 Suit Over Foster Care Settled in Tennessee
QUOTE: The State of Tennessee has settled a class-action lawsuit against its foster care system, agreeing to sweeping changes in the tracking of the children in its system and accepting oversight by independent monitors.
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