Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Hilly boy news

Here’s a story that demonstrates Hilly boy’s shortsightedness. His bill would cost the state millions of dollars more and experts say it likely will result in more murders.

What I find interesting is that his defense was that he was just doing what state Senator Raymond Finney was telling him to do. Again, I am not convinced Hill can stand on his own two feet.
In other news, Hill’s Ten Commandments bill did not make it out of the House subcommittee. Washington County needs to elect a representative who can actually get bills passed. Before long, Hilly boy will have this guy's label in the Tennessee House. This Northeast Tennessee resident is glad Hilly boy’s bill died.
I was reading this blog post and found it interesting that Tennessee State Representative Matthew Hill has an entry in wikipedia. I also noticed references to two anti-Hill blogs, including this one. I had nothing to do with that, but I was glad to see them.

I also found a link to a 2004 election year story in which Hill said he will only vote for an income tax if we are at war. Aren’t we at war now? I really do wonder sometimes if he is fiscally liberal.
Not surprisingly, Matthew Hill earned a zero on the 2005 Tennessee Conservation Scorecard. I’m glad he is truly intent on preserving the recreational opportunities and beauty of Washington County. Oh wait, he’s from Sullivan County. Not that I think he cares about preserving their outdoor beauty either.
One last note. Who is Nancy Fischman? I just don't know a lot about her, but I am glad that she too wants Hilly boy out of office. And in regard to Phillips, this news doesn't help Hill's scandal attacks.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Cochran Crows, Crowe Doesn't

I noticed an interesting article in the JC Press that quotes Jerome Cochran attacking Phillips. Of course, a major point of the legislative breakfast was Cochran's inability to get significant funding for road projects, something that motivated this guy to run against Cochran. Cochran is mentioned in this story, but the total funds are pretty small.

What I find interesting, though, is how Crowe is mum on Phillips. Crowe has publicly stated his support for his friend, and that has to make Hilly boy a little nervous. Here are some excerpts from the story:
Several long-stalled highway projects were once again a major item of discussion at the annual Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast

Cochran said a health reform issue he sponsored had just been defeated by Democrats.

Cochran said the race between incumbent Hill and Democrat Phillips in the 7th House District will attract statewide attention. He said the race could decide whether the Republicans can gain the majority in the House. He said a lot of Republican leaders will be “camping out” in Jonesborough.

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