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, […]

House GOP Caucus Meeting Planned to Discuss ‘Leadership Position of Majority Whip’

Durham in hotseat after publicity over controversial incidents has fellow Republicans questioning his judgement

Voting Now Open in Beacon Center’s Annual ‘Lump of Coal’ Contest

Press release from the Beacon Center of Tennessee, December 14, 2015: Beacon Announces 2015 Lump of Coal Nominees Today, the Beacon Center announced the four finalists for the 2015 Lump of Coal award. The Lump of Coal is an annual “award” given by the Beacon Center for the government or private entity that has most […]

TFA Hails Kelsey’s Push for AG Opinion on Nashville Gun-Show Issue

Press Release from the Tennessee Firearms Association, Dec. 10, 2015: Senator Brian Kelsey asks Tennessee Attorney General for Ruling on local regulation of Gun Shows NASHVILLE, TN: The Tennessee Firearms Association’s Executive Director, John Harris, today expressed support for the move by Senator Brian Kelsey, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary, to obtain an official opinion from […]

Judiciary Chairman Requests Attorney General Opinion on Metro Banning Fairground Gun Shows

Press release from Senate Judiciary Chairman Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, Dec. 10, 2015: (NASHVILLE) — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) requested an opinion today from Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery regarding the legality of banning gun shows from publicly owned fairgrounds. The Nashville Metropolitan Fair Commissioners Board recently voted to ban gun shows at […]

Nashville Republican Tapped to Chair Senate Finance Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee

Press release from the Republican Caucus of the Tennessee Senate, Dec. 7, 2015: (NASHVILLE, TN), December 7, 2015 — State Senator Steven Dickerson (R-Nashville) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee’s Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee. The appointment of the powerful subcommittee was made by Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Randy McNally […]

TNDP Calls on Republicans to ‘Reject Donald Trump’

Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party, Dec. 8, 2015: Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mancini calls on Tennessee Republicans to Reject Trump’s Dangerous Rhetoric and Plan Trump Delegates and Republican Leadership Silent on Call to Ban Muslims Nashville, Tenn. (December 8, 2015) – Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s pledged Tennessee delegates, including elected officials State […]

Ramsey: Moratorium Needed on Immigration from ‘Countries with Ties to Terrorism’

Statement from Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, Dec. 8, 2015: If the last few months have taught us anything, it is that America needs to get serious about border security — and quickly. While I would not favor an explicitly religious test, I do think it is time to place a moratorium on immigration […]