Mark Pody http://wkms.org en Health Care Compact Fails in Tennessee House Committee http://wkms.org/post/health-care-compact-fails-tennessee-house-committee <p></p><p>A measure that would allow Tennessee to approach Congress about forming its own health care system has failed this year. The proposal sponsored by Republican Rep. Mark Pody of Lebanon failed with a 9 - 9 House Insurance and Banking Committee vote Tuesday. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:17:00 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28283 at http://wkms.org Health Care Compact Fails in Tennessee House Committee Tennessee Education Commissioner Bill Delayed http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-education-commissioner-bill-delayed <p>The Tennessee House has delayed a vote on a bill giving the state&#39;s education commissioner the power to waive state laws to grant public schools more flexibility. Republican Representative Art Swann says his bill is designed to emulate the leeway granted to charter schools, but he agreed to put the measure on hold after members of both parties raised concerns over a provision giving an unelected official the ability to ignore statutes enacted by the Legislature. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:10:44 +0000 Associated Press 17608 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Education Commissioner Bill Delayed