Article by W. Clay Crook-
The Lexington Progress was invited by the National Newspaper Association to a Tennessee county editor’s meeting with Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn on Thursday, April 15, 2021.
Senator Blackburn is serving as the ranking Republican on the Consumer Trade Commission and will be fighting big tax. “There is a lot of posturing taking place,” she said, “and you will be hearing a lot of that bluster,” and she is making a special effort to make sure that her constituents understand how things are moving, “and I am always looking into ways to expand that outreach.”
The Infrastructure Bill has only about 5% dedicated toward traditional infrastructure items like roads and bridges. Adding the electrical grid, broadband, and waterways / ports, then it may reach 30% she explained. “There is more in it for electric cars than for roads and bridges.”
HR-1, the voting bill, “would take away from our states and our counties the responsibility for elections and puts in the hands of the federal government. We want every citizen to vote, and every vote to be counted, but this bill is troubling to me.” It would remove voter id from voting and allow voting harvesting, she added. “There are just a lot of problems with this election law.” It would also use tax dollars to…
For the complete article, see the April 21st edition of The Lexington Progress.