Sonny Perdue Says Agriculture Department Will Make Cuts

Monday, March 11, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after President Trump submitted his FY 2020 budget proposal to Congress:

“Our economy is booming, and unemployment is the lowest it’s been in decades.

While the agriculture community still faces challenges, the Trump economy is creating new opportunities for all Americans to thrive,” said Secretary Perdue. “President Trump’s budget is fiscally conservative and lays out a vision for an accountable federal government that cuts spending. With our national debt soaring to over $22 trillion, we can no longer kick the can down the road. The time to act is now and USDA will actively do its part in reducing federal spending. We are stewards of other people’s money and must be diligent in spending it more carefully than we would our own when it comes to delivering our programs. At the same time, we will maintain a safety net for farmers, ranchers, foresters, producers, and people who need assistance in feeding their families.”


Chattanooga Chamber Events Aug. 3-5

Congress Requires Proof Of Employment Or Self-Employment For PUA Claimants

City Of Chattanooga Hosts New Life Career Prep And Job Fair For Ex-Offenders


August 3, ONLINE: Member Orientation 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Chattanooga Chamber, (Zoom) Join us via Zoom to learn more about your member benefits and what's going on at the Chamber! Register ... (click for more)

Per the federal requirements issued as part of the Continued Assistance Act of 2020, the Georgia Department of Labor is requiring individuals who received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) ... (click for more)

The City of Chattanooga, in partnership with the American Job Center and the Tennessee Department of Corrections, kicked off the New Life Career Prep and Job Fair today. The event will continue ... (click for more)



Business

Chattanooga Chamber Events Aug. 3-5

August 3, ONLINE: Member Orientation 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Chattanooga Chamber, (Zoom) Join us via Zoom to learn more about your member benefits and what's going on at the Chamber! Register here . No cost. August 3, IN PERSON: North Chattanooga Council Meeting 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. Join our North Chattanooga Chamber Council ... (click for more)

Congress Requires Proof Of Employment Or Self-Employment For PUA Claimants

Per the federal requirements issued as part of the Continued Assistance Act of 2020, the Georgia Department of Labor is requiring individuals who received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits on or after Dec. 27, 2020, to provide proof of employment/self-employment or a valid offer to begin employment and proof of wages by Aug. 14. While PUA claimants were previously ... (click for more)

Breaking News

City To Require Masks In City-Owned Buildings Amid Rising COVID-19 Infections

Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly on Friday issued an executive order mandating that employees and visitors who are moving within city buildings wear facial coverings, effective Monday. Mayor Kelly’s executive order also requires that community centers remain closed indefinitely following summer camp, which ended today. The order allows temporary exceptions for vaccine drives held ... (click for more)

Judge Don W. Poole Announces Retirement

Criminal Court Judge Don W. Poole announced on Friday he will retire after serving two eight-year terms. Among those said to be interested in the post are former Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern, attorney Amanda Dunn and Boyd Patterson of the Public Defender's Office. In a letter he said, " In my mind, a lawyer can receive no greater honor than to be elected to serve as ... (click for more)

Opinion

Though The Last Option, Recycling Should Provide Some Income

In 1989 when I initiated and coordinated Recycle Signal, the goal wasn’t to move materials around so we could excuse our over-consumptive buying habits. Volunteers for Recycle Signal had parents and grandparents who lived through the Great Depression. We were brought up to appreciate the roof over our head and daily food on the table. We gave thanks before we ate. In designing ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

We were gifted with some great jokes on engineers this week and in case you ever wonder what is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers, please know that mechanical engineers build weapons while civil engineers build targets! Welcome to this week’s edition of The Saturday Funnies was our eyes turned towards August. We tried to make the quiz a little ... (click for more)