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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 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 →
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 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 →
State Employee: ‘We’ve Already Broken Several Laws’
News Report Reveals Haslam’s Business Partner Directed State Contract
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron today called for a comptroller’s investigation into dealings between Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration and a controversial firm with financial ties to the governor.
According to News Channel 5, Jones Lang [...]Continue Reading →
On October 4, 2013 By TNDP
State House Democratic leaders are outraged to learn via a News Channel 5 investigative report that Governor Bill Haslam’s administration may have rigged contracts to benefit out-of-state contractors at the behest of Jones Lang Lasalle.Continue Reading →
The Commercial Appeal featured a column Thursday — the second in a series — from Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron, who wrote for the second time in about the importance of extending health coverage to working families through Medicaid expansion.
You can read the full column as it appeared in the Appeal [...]Continue Reading →
On July 19, 2013 By TNDP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Labor released numbers Thursday showing that Tennessee continues to be a leader in rising unemployment rates. The unemployment rate is now at 8.5 percent, nearly one percent higher than the national unemployment rate of 7.6 percent.
“The Republicans have spent the past year trying to find new [...]Continue Reading →
“With Haslam’s wealthy and well-connected friends lining up for multi-million dollar handouts from the governor’s office, Tennesseans have a right to know if Haslam is profiting from this [...]Continue Reading →
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