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On November 16, 2012 By TNDP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — TNDP Chairman Chip Forrester issued the following statement in response to Congressman Scott DesJaralis’ letter to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in opposition of establishing a health insurance exchange as required by the Affordable Care Act:
“It takes a lot of gall for Scott DesJarlais, a doctor who violated medical [...]Continue Reading →
On November 16, 2012 By TNDP
Tennessee’s House Democrats are urging Gov. Bill Haslam to make a decision on whether the state will implement a state-based health insurance exchange that will offer consumers more choices in the health insurance market.
“Governor Haslam has had nearly two years to decide on whether Tennessee will implement its own health exchange or give that [...]Continue Reading →
Party filed public records request for correspondence between governor, scandal-plagued congressman
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Democratic Party filed a request Monday with Governor Bill Haslam’s office for copies of text messages sent between the governor and U.S. Rep. Scott Desjarlais, a Republican doctor who is entangled in a [...]Continue Reading →
On September 20, 2012 By TNDP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For the fourth consecutive month, Tennessee’s unemployment rate has increased. Gov. Bill Haslam’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported the August unemployment rate at 8.5 percent, nearly a half point higher than the national average.
“Tennessee’s working families have a right to be frustrated — we’re seeing a disturbing downward economic [...]Continue Reading →
On September 10, 2012 By TNDP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After three months of uninterrupted increases in the unemployment rate in Tennessee, the man in charge of growing and developing our state economy has decided to take a two-month vacation to pal around on Mitt Romney’s campaign team.
“Once again Hagerty and Haslam have said to the people of Tennessee [...]Continue Reading →
On July 10, 2012 By TNDP
Bill Haslam is continuing his move away from his self-styled image as a moderate consensus builder and towards a partisan and exclusionary Governor. Today, after Democrats have been calling for weeks to solve the problem of ever-increasing tuition rates at our public colleges and universities, Haslam convened a roundtable meeting that included corporate special [...]Continue Reading →
On June 22, 2012 By TNDP
The Governor has dismissed calls by Democratic lawmakers to bring the legislature back into session in order to deal with the ever-increasing tuition rates that are putting a strain on college students and working families who want a decent education for their kids:
“I’m not sure I see the wisdom in having a [...]Continue Reading →
On May 25, 2012 By TNDP
Mitt Romney appears to be taking a break from defending his record of closing factories and eliminating jobs while at Bain Capital, and has instead decided to focus on bringing that same slash and burn mentality to our classrooms. In doing so, it looks like he has decided to promote the same bad idea that [...]Continue Reading →
On May 11, 2012 By TNDP
Despite warnings from Governor Bredesen that further cuts in an already bare-bones state government could have negative consequences, Gov. Haslam has pushed through with plans to further and sometimes unnecessarily layoff workers in order to burnish his “conservative” credentials.
Chas Sisk with the Tennessean reports that the Director of MTSU’s Business and Economic [...]Continue Reading →
On April 11, 2012 By TNDP
It looks like we are getting a little bit more information on who is pushing for the tax cuts for millionaires in Tennessee, the Godfather of budget busting tax cuts, Art Laffer:
Laffer, a conservative economist who’s been advising presidents and presidential candidates for the past few decades on tax policy, is in [...]Continue Reading →
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