OpEd by Charlie Baum, TN State Representative of Murfreesboro. As a father of three, I know our children are one of our most precious gifts. I don’t believe any child should be penalized for their family’s financial circumstances. That is why I’m proud to have been part of the fight to fund the Katie Beckett Waiver program in Tennessee General Assembly. This measure passed in 2019 and I’m extremely pleased to report this life-saving program is now officially up and running in our state.