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On May 15, 2013 By TNDP
It’s time for Gov. Haslam to come clean on his income from Pilot and release his tax returns.Continue Reading →
On May 9, 2013 By TNDP
Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen: “Today was one of the saddest days the House of Representatives has probably ever seen.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) spoke on the U.S. House floor about the House passage of HR 1406, which eliminates the 40-hour workweek. The measure, designed to drive down earnings for working Americans to [...]Continue Reading →
On May 8, 2013 By TNDP
Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron is calling on Democrats to join him in thanking Sen. Douglas Henry for his years of service in the state General Assembly.
News broke yesterday that Sen. Henry, a 45-year veteran legislator, would not be seeking another term in 2014.
Chairman Herron, once a colleague of the long-serving Democrat [...]Continue Reading →
Will Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) follow his Republican leadership and support a bill this week that cuts overtime pay and flexibility for working families — the “Pay Working Families Less Act”?
House Republican leaders are pushing forward this deceptive bill that they call the “Working Families Flexibility Act” despite independent evaluations saying it would actually [...]Continue Reading →
On Thursday, Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron announced that Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, would be the guest of honor at a breakfast reception benefiting the TNDP on May 14.
Herron made the announcement in an email to Democrats across [...]Continue Reading →
On April 17, 2013 By TNDP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — House Democrats were joined by 13 Republicans and one Independent Republican in voting against legislation by House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada to change corporate contribution laws. The bill failed 48-41 after nearly an hour of debate.
“The people of Tennessee don’t want this because they know that money corrupts,” said House [...]Continue Reading →
Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron called April 15, 2013 the “sickest tax day in Tennessee history” on Monday.
Herron said Governor Bill Haslam and Republicans rejected $1.4 billion — of our tax dollars — when they decided against Medicaid expansion, a move that would have expanded access to reliable health care to 300,000 working [...]Continue Reading →
On April 13, 2013 By TNDP
During the nearly four-hour session, House Republicans voted to destroy the state workers’ compensation system and do away with the prevailing wage, a rule [...]Continue Reading →
On April 12, 2013 By TNDP
Democrats made us proud in the successful fight to beat back Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield’s extreme “Starve the Children” bill, which failed to move out of the Senate.
You’ll be inspired by what they said. If you’re as proud as we are, consider signing our thank you card.
Sen. Lowe Finney, Rep. Joanne Favors, [...]Continue Reading →
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