Entries by Alex Harris

AG Cooper: More Funding or Lose Lawyers

Attorney General Robert Cooper told lawmakers Tuesday his office lost 14 percent of its lawyer workforce to other offices and firms last year, in part because the state’s salaries for experienced lawyers are not competitive. That figure was more than double the percentage that left the prior year, fiscal year 2010, Attorney General Cooper said […]

‘Netflix Bill’ Due for Rewrite

An online piracy measure passed into state law last year will be debated again this legislative session, in an effort to exclude a provision that made it unlawful for people to share passwords for accounts like Netflix and Pandora with their family. House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, has indicated he plans to reintroduce the […]

Ramsey In ‘Grieving Period’ Following Perry Announcement

 Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey expressed disappointment following news that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will not continue his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. “Obviously the Gingrich people have called me, and the Romney people have called me,” said Ramsey, who was state chairman for Perry. “But I told both of them, there’s kind of a […]