Dem Lawmaker Who Requested AG Opinion on Refugee Placement Lauds ‘Thoroughly Researched’ Response

Press release from Tennessee State Representative John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, Nov. 30, 2015: Federal government’s authority and the Supremacy Clause would be violated by any state action Nashville, TN – Upon the request of state Representative John Ray Clemmons, state Representative Jason Powell and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Stewart, the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office […]

Fitzhugh: Cutting State Spending ‘Unfair, Unrealistic, Unnecessary’

Press Release from Tennessee House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley, Nov. 30, 2015: Fitzhugh Rejects Haslam Call for Budget Cuts Nashville, TN: House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh (D-Ripley) pushed back today on Governor Bill Haslam’s (R) call for more across the board cuts to essential state services. This comes as the administration begins five-days of […]

Executive Budget Hearings Planned This Week

State tracking to collect hefty tax-revenue surplus, but Haslam still wants to talk about trimming gov’t waste

Soon-to-be-Defunct Obamacare Co-op Will Pay Claims Through December, says State Insurance Commissioner

PRESS RELEASE from the State of Tennessee, Nov. 25, 2015: TDCI: Doctors, Hospitals Should Honor CHA Contracts CHA Members Deserve Access To Care NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) is strongly reminding Tennessee hospitals and physicians’ offices that Community Health Alliance is expected to pay for claims incurred through Dec. 31, […]

Kelsey Legislation Would ‘Crack Down on Carjackings’

Press release from Tennessee State Senator Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, Nov. 24, 2015: NASHVILLE – State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) said today he is introducing legislation to crack down on carjackings in Tennessee. Sen. Kelsey’s announcement comes amid a recent spate of carjackings in the Memphis area. At least six carjackings have been reported in the […]

Haslam Exits RGA Chairmanship Post

TN’s governor dissapointed other GOP governors lagging in POTUS scrum

‘Civil Discussion’ Needed on Refugee Matters: MHRC Executive Director

Press release from the Nashville-Davidson Metro Human Relations Commission, Nov. 20, 2015: Statement from Melody Fowler-Green, MHRC Executive Director: This week we have watched a public battle rage over refugee resettlement in Tennessee in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris. We witnessed a war of words with impulsive language, irrational demands, and pointed fingers. […]

Bell Lauds Haslam’s Handling of Planned Parenthood Fetal Tissue Controversy

Press release from the Republican Caucus of the Tennessee State Senate, Nov. 18, 2015: Senate and House Government Operations Committee Chairmen praise efforts by Governor Haslam to prevent the selling of human fetal tissue from aborted fetuses in Tennessee NASHVILLE – Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman Mike Bell (R-Riceville) and House Government Operations Committee Chairman […]

Nashville Democrat Slams GOP on Refugees; Proposing Using Budget Surplus for More Cops

Statement from Tennessee State Rep. John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, Nov. 18, 2015: NASHVILLE, TN – Today, State Representative John Ray Clemmons (HD-55) joined House Democratic colleagues and members of the community, including local clergy, immigration rights advocates and community leaders for a press availability in the wake of Republicans’ proposals concerning refugee resettlement in Tennessee. […]

State Legislative Hearing on Syrian Refugees Planned for Next Month

Press release from the Republican Caucus of the Tennessee Senate, Nov. 18, 2015: Senate State and Local Government Committee and House State Government Committee to hold joint hearings in early December on Refugee Resettlement NASVHILLE — Senate State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and House State Government Committee Chairman Bob Ramsey (R-Maryville) […]