Bob Cooper

7:28 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Tennessee Governor Sets Up Judicial Nominating Panel

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued an executive order creating a judicial nominating panel to fill vacancies left after fellow Republican legislators let the Judicial Nominating Commission expire in June.

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3:06 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Tennessee DCS Charges News Agency $35,000 For Public Records

Credit WKRN

The Tennessee Department of Children's Services said it will charge close to $35,000 to produce public records of children who died, or nearly died, in the past 11 months after having some contact with DCS.  The agency announced the fee Wednesday after the Tennessean requested files from July 2012 to May 2013. 

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8:01 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Tenn. Foreclosure Help Notices Mailed

An estimated 37,000 Tennessee borrowers might be eligible for payment under a $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement. Eligible borrowers will receive claim forms in the mail this month. Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper urges those who receive the forms to complete and return them by the Jan. 18 deadline. Those eligible include people who lost their homes between 2008 and 2011 to five major mortgage services, which include Ally/GMC, Bank of America, Citi, JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo. The mailings will go out through Oct. 12.

Tennessee Government
7:25 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Open Meetings Opinion Soothes Lawmaker Worries

A Tennessee legislator says a recent legal opinion from the state’s attorney general has soothed concerns about the state’s open meetings law.  

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