Entries by TN Press Release Center

‘Serious Problems’ in DHS Need Correcting: Tracy

Press release from Senator Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, Jan. 5, 2016: Tracy Files Legislation to Control Fraud and Mismanagement within the Department of Human Services NASHVILLE — State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has filed legislation aimed at correcting serious problems within the Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS). The legislation will make substantial changes to the […]

Andy Holt’s ‘Open Letter’ to Obama: ‘Take Your Gun Control And Shove It’

Press Release from Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt, Dresden, Jan. 5, 2016: Take Your Gun Control And Shove It President Barack Obama, This week you have announced your plan to enforce unilateral, unconstitutional executive orders on gun control. Well, here in Tennessee, we aren’t buying it. You should note that when Congress refuses to act, […]

TNDP Chairwoman Questions Speaker Harwell’s Priorities on Rep. Durham Matter

Press release from the Democratic Party of Tennessee, January 5, 2016: Nashville, Tenn. (January 5, 2016) — On Tuesday, Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini questioned Speaker Harwell’s priorities and asked once again that Republican leadership hold Rep. Jeremy Durham accountable for his behavior. “Yesterday, Speaker Harwell (R-Nashville) backtracked on her statement that the Republican […]

Record Level of Gov’t Waste, Fraud, Abuse Identified Through Hotline Tips: Comptroller

Press release from the Office of the Tennessee Comptroller, Dec. 29, 2015: Comptroller’s Hotline Helps Protect Taxpayers The Tennessee Comptroller’s Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline is marking a record achievement in its effort to help uncover the misuse of government funds and property. Confidential tips to the hotline helped to identify a record $1,112,500 in […]

Black Lawmakers Vow to Fight UT Diversity Program Cuts

Press Release from the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators, December 23, 2015: NASHVILLE- The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators is condemning an “attack” on diversity programs in higher education by Republican lawmakers. Some conservative lawmakers have vowed to review funding for college diversity programming across the state after two recent controversies at the […]

Voters in Beacon Center Survey Leave ‘Lump of Coal’ for UT Diversity Office

Press release from the Beacon Center of Tennessee, Dec. 21, 2015: UT’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion “Wins” 2015 Lump of Coal in a Landslide Today, the Beacon Center awarded the 2015 Lump of Coal to The University of Tennessee’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion for wasting taxpayer money on a program that emphasizes political […]

TNDP on Rep. Durham Issues: ‘Republicans Putting Politics Before People’

Press release from the Democratic Party of Tennessee, Dec. 17, 2015: Nashville, Tenn. (December 11, 2015) – Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement addressing Republican Leadership and their unwillingness to hold Rep. Jeremy Durham accountable. “The Jeremy Durham situation is just another example of Tennessee Republicans putting politics before the people of Tennessee. How […]

House Republican Leader Sponsoring Bill to Stop Tobacco Sellers from Profiting Off Tax Hikes

Press release from Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, Dec. 17, 2015: House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick Files Legislation To Curb Tobacco Tax Fraud (NASHVILLE)- House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga) today announced that he has filed legislation to strengthen current tobacco tax laws. House Bill 1440 is aimed at deterring individuals from profiting from […]

Jeff Aiken of Washington Co. Elected TN Farm Bureau President

Press release from the Farm Bureau Federation of Tennessee, Dec. 17, 2015: During their 94th annual convention held in Franklin, the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation’s delegates, representing agriculture and farmers across the state, not only debated policy proposals and passed resolutions to work on passage of legislation in 2016 at the state and federal levels, […]