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The latest job numbers are in and it’s not good for Tennesseans. The numbers show that Tennessee’s unemployment rate has jumped to 8 percent. Tennessee was one of only three states that saw an increase in the unemployment rate in April.
This discouraging economic news comes on the heels of the announcement that [...]Continue Reading →
On May 10, 2013 By TNDP
Turns out State Rep. Andy Holt, the sponsor of anti-whistleblower “ag gag” legislation, is breaking the rules at his own farm.
The City Paper found that Holt was in violation of multiple rules and hasn’t had a valid permit for his Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation since 2009.
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On April 4, 2013 By TNDP
Tennessee Republicans are showing just how severely conservative they are. This week, Republicans voted to punish poor families when their children perform poorly in school by reducing food assistance.
Under the ‘Starve the Children’ bill approved by a 10-8 vote in the state House Committee on Health, poor families would be hit [...]Continue Reading →
On February 25, 2013 By TNDP
Impact of March 1st Cuts on Middle Class Families, Jobs and Economic Security: Tennessee
Unless Congress acts by March 1st, a series of automatic cuts—called the sequester—will take effect that threaten hundreds of thousands of middle class jobs, and cut vital services for children, seniors, people with mental illness and our men and women [...]Continue Reading →
On February 19, 2013 By TNDP
SEQUESTER FACTS: House Republicans’ Sequester Will Eliminate Millions of Jobs, Including Nearly 40,000 Jobs in Tennessee
Tea Party House Republicans left the capital last week without any attempt to negotiate a deal on the sequester — a series of deep and indiscriminate cuts that experts estimate will eliminate millions of jobs and could throw the [...]Continue Reading →
Our nation has suffered too much at the hands of dangerous people who use guns to commit horrific acts of violence. As President Obama said following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, “We won’t be able to [...]Continue Reading →
On January 14, 2013 By TNDP
After decades of paying into Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, these services have provided millions of Tennesseans with security in bad times and dignity in old age. Regardless of these programs successful track record, Republicans are chomping at the bit to cut these essential services and balance our nation’s budget on the backs of our [...]Continue Reading →
On January 8, 2013 By TNDP
Sen. Jim Kyle (D-Memphis) is challenging the growing culture of corruption in the state legislature by pressuring the Republicans who control Nashville to adopt greater transparency rules for the state Senate.
If Republican politicians are going to waste our time on extreme legislation that doesn’t create jobs or draft new handouts for wealthy special interests, [...]Continue Reading →
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