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Governor Urged to Restore Cuts in Social Programs

With state tax revenues rebounding, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is under pressure from legislative Democrats, some Republicans and social-service advocates to restore cuts proposed to programs they say help some of Tennessee’s most vulnerable children and adults.
So reports Andy Sher. More:
Areas slated for cuts in the coming fiscal year range from family resource centers, which coordinate support services such as food and tutoring for poorer students, to community services for the mentally ill. The 2012-13 fiscal year begins July 1.
“I think the first thing we ought to do is restore some of those things that were on the chopping block in this budget,” said House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley, a former Finance Committee chairman.

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Pro-Romney Super PAC Attacks Santorum in First TN Ad Buy

Restore Our Future, the “Super PAC” supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, is attacking Rick Santorum in its first Tennessee broadcast advertising buy, totaling about $182,000.
As of Friday, the PAC had filed three notices of Tennessee expenditures listed on the Federal Election Commission website- a $173,109.91 “media buy” plus two for “media production,” one costing $7,218.11 and another $1,870.25.
A Youtube posting of a Restore Our Future ad — listed as running in Tennessee as well as Oklahoma, Mississippi and Alabama — says Romney “helped create thousands of jobs” and “turned a deficit into a surplus without raising taxes” while Santorum is called “the ultimate Washington insider,” voted to raise the debt ceiling five times and “voted for billions in waste, including the bridge to nowhere.”
(Link to video HERE)
The FEC notices state only that the ads will oppose Santorum while supporting Romney and were purchased for Tennessee. They do not indicate where in the state the ad is running.
An American Research Group poll earlier this month showed Santorum leading in Tennessee with 34 percent support among those surveyed, followed by Newt Gingrich with 16 percent and Ron Paul with 13 percent.
Restore Our Future has so far spent more than $20 million backing Romney’s presidential campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Most of that, $13.1 million, was for attack ads against Gingrich, formerly considered Romney’s most serious challenger. Santorum, who surged in polls more recently, has been attacked by $2.5 million worth of Restore Our Future ads as of Friday, according to the Center.