Perdue: Select Committee To Change Budget Process Established

Friday, February 9, 2018

Senator David Perdue had the following comments on the Senate passing a government funding agreement that also establishes a select committee to change its broken budget process:

 

“This funding agreement provides for our military to help recover from a decade of disinvestment but it also significantly adds to our national debt.

We are past the tipping point in this debt crisis and it is costing us the ability to do the right thing. However, there is a silver lining in this plan. It finally establishes a select committee to address our broken budget process. Fixing the budget process alone will not solve our debt crisis, but we won’t solve this debt crisis unless and until we fix our broken budget process. This select committee is our opportunity to finally develop a process that works.”

 

Senator Perdue has been calling on Congress to change its budget process for years, and recently published an op-ed in The Hill about how this failed budget process will never work. Read the op-ed here.


Troopers Chasing Car Stop It From Driving Over Chickamauga Dam The Wrong Way

Man Trapped In Car For Several Hours In Hixson Ravine

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report


A vehicle started going the wrong way on Highway 153 during a police chase early Saturday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was able to stop the car from driving over Chickamauga Dam. ... (click for more)

A man was rescued from a vehicle early Saturday morning after being trapped for several hours in a Hixson ravine. Authorities said he was trapped for about two hours at 5900 Gann Road. ... (click for more)

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALLEN, CHRISTOPHER DEWAYNE 5700 ROPER ST APT M14 EAST RIDGE, 37412 Age at Arrest: 48 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Troopers Chasing Car Stop It From Driving Over Chickamauga Dam The Wrong Way

A vehicle started going the wrong way on Highway 153 during a police chase early Saturday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was able to stop the car from driving over Chickamauga Dam. Both the driver's vehicle and a state trooper patrol vehicle were damaged in the incident. It happened shortly after 1 a.m. with the chase beginning at the Ridge Cut and leading to Highway ... (click for more)

Man Trapped In Car For Several Hours In Hixson Ravine

A man was rescued from a vehicle early Saturday morning after being trapped for several hours in a Hixson ravine. Authorities said he was trapped for about two hours at 5900 Gann Road. Emergency personnel from Dallas Bay were finally summoned to the scene. The front windshield had to be cut out so he could be freed. The man was able to walk out on his own. However, ... (click for more)

Opinion

Don’t Trust County Attorney Taylor’s Gag Order

At this point, most of us are aware of the WWTA debacle on site selection and the half-baked planning for a new treatment plant on Mahan Gap Road. There were also untruths given to the public about the basis or need for a new treatment plant on Mahan Gap Road by WWTA. That, my friends, is offensive. Pam Sohn of the Times Free Press outed the WWTA’s false contention ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

It seems there has been quite an increase in calls from telemarketers and I asked my man Cleo if he had any idea how to stop them. “What works if you are male -- Telemarketer: "Hi, my name is Judy and I'm with XYZ Company." You wait for a second and, with a real husky voice, ask, "What are you wearing?" If you are a female try this: Cry out in surprise, "Judy? Is that you? Oh my ... (click for more)

Sports

Hendricks, Kurtz Lead Baylor Past McCallie

It’s still the most intense high school rivalry in Hamilton County and there have been plenty of athletic contests between the two schools that went down to the wire or determined on the final play, but that was not the case at Baylor’s Jimmy Duke Arena and Austin Clark Court Friday night when McCallie stopped by for a visit. The Blue Tornado struck first with a 3 from Tanner ... (click for more)

CSAS Holds Off Scrappy Jackets In 4-A Rivalry

Both Mark Dragoo and Eric Ford are masters when it comes to teaching moments and tough love. For Dragoo and his Chattanooga Arts & Sciences basketball team it has been a brutal schedule to better prepare the Patriots for what he hopes will be a postseason run in Class A. “I think we annually play the toughest schedule for a Class A team in this area and it might not ... (click for more)