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The state Department of Correction said Wednesday that it believes the medical care Michelle Kosilek is receiving in prison is adequate and that the court didn't address the state's legitimate safety concerns for protecting Kosilek in a male prison.
Kosilek was named Robert when convicted of his wife's 1990 murder.
A federal judge ruled the surgery is the only adequate treatment for Kosilek's gender identity disorder, a condition he calls a "serious medical need." It's the first time a judge has ordered prison officials to provide sex reassignment surgery to an inmate.
The judge's ruling prompted an outcry among some legislative leaders, who say Kosilek isn't entitled to the taxpayer-funded surgery.
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Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
Porsche tops in annual survey of vehicle quality
DETROIT (AP) -- Porsche is the top performer in an annual survey of new vehicle quality.
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