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On November 22, 2013 By TNDP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Figures released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that Tennessee has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. At 8.4%, Tennessee is tied for 42nd in unemployment.
“Unfortunately for Tennesseans, the Republicans are winning their war on working people,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner (D-Nashville). “The [...]Continue Reading →
On November 21, 2013 By TNDP
Memphis — Following the announcement that Democratic candidate, Raumesh Akbari, won the special election race for Tennessee’s open State House District 91 seat, Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement:
Representative Akbari has won a clear victory, but it’s the people of Memphis who are the real winners. Today [...]Continue Reading →
On November 15, 2013 By TNDP
Comptroller Rebukes Haslam Contract with Business Partners
The state comptroller’s office Wednesday issued what reporters called a “scathing” review of a contract Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration gave to [...]Continue Reading →
On November 5, 2013 By TNDP
Party Adds Secrest, Three Tennesseans for 2014 Campaigns
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron today named Alan Secrest, a top national Democratic strategist and pollster with Tennessee ties, as the Party’s new Executive Director and Research Director beginning January 2014.
Three local professionals — Mark Epps, Nikki Holland and Heather [...]Continue Reading →
On November 5, 2013 By TNDP
No Guarantees He Won’t Do It Again
As Congressman Scott DesJarlais heads home for vacation, the impact of his reckless priorities and the harm it is inflicting on middle class families is becoming more clear — and Congressman DesJarlais refuses to guarantee House Republicans won’t do it all again.
With only 16 working [...]Continue Reading →
The following column by State House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh appeared Nov. 3, 2013 in The Commercial Appeal
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says we have plenty of time to deal with Medicaid expansion.
His administration plays down the rush to provide some 330,000 Tennesseans with quality, affordable health care coverage. The governor [...]Continue Reading →
On October 24, 2013 By TNDP
Memphis Democrat Hopes to Counteract Harmful Voter ID Law
Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today introduced the Voter ID Accessibility Act to mitigate the harmful and potentially disenfranchising effects of the unfair, burdensome and restrictive Tennessee voter ID law. Late last week, the Tennessee Supreme Court upheld the law, which requires Tennesseans to present selected photographic [...]Continue Reading →
On October 23, 2013 By TNDP
In what must be ironic news to the 330,000 Tennesseans waiting for a decision on Medicaid expansion, Governor Bill Haslam was chosen to Chair the National Governors Association’s Health and Human Services Committee along with vice-Chair Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.Continue Reading →
On October 18, 2013 By TNDP
NASHVILLE – In light of Gov. Bill Haslam’s flip flop on the use of state funding to fill in federal budget cuts, state Senate Democratic Leader Jim Kyle is calling on the governor to consider using state support to shore up programs benefiting children and the elderly that were hit earlier this year by [...]Continue Reading →
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