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NASHVILLE — House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh offered a prebuttal to Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State address. Fitzhugh laid out Democratic priorities: good-paying jobs, investing in public education and expanding genuine access to affordable health care for families who work for a living.
See his video message below:
The video was [...]Continue Reading →
On August 16, 2012 By TNDP
NASHVILLE – Tennesseans saw the third straight month of higher unemployment numbers when the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development issued figures showing that Tennessee’s unemployment rating rose .3% to 8.4%, eclipsing the national average of 8.3%.
“Democratic lawmakers rang the alarm bells about the need for a pro-jobs agenda to put Tennesseans back [...]Continue Reading →
In a press conference yesterday, Democratic candidates for Tennessee State House united to demand better opportunities for Tennessee workers through passage of the Tennessee First Act. This common sense proposal would give responsible Tennessee businesses first crack at state contracts—instead of hiring slightly cheaper companies from out-of-state, such opportunities would be offered to comparable [...]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 February 8, 2012 By TNDP
View the Petition: http://tndp.org/blog/take-action/tell-governor-haslam-class-size-matters/
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Democratic Party launched Wednesday an online petition drive opposing Governor Bill Haslam’s proposal to eliminate average class size requirements at public schools. Chairman Chip Forrester released this statement to accompany the petition:
“Parents and teachers know first hand what a difference small class sizes make [...]Continue Reading →
On February 3, 2012 By TNDP
Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester released the following statement on the January jobs report showing the economy added private sector jobs for the 23rd straight month, at 257,000 private sector jobs, and a chart, below, showing where we’ve come from and where we’re going:
“Today’s jobs report showed more private sector job [...]Continue Reading →
Last night, Haslam focused heavily on plans that will change state employee rules (an initiative that has never registered on a public poll that we’re aware of) and more untested and unproven reforms to public education, including [...]Continue Reading →
On January 30, 2012 By TNDP
Party Chairman Chip Forrester and House Democratic Chairman Mike Turner call out Republicans for playing politics on upcoming constitutional amendments while there has been little focus on putting Tennesseans back to work.
The answer is politics, said state Democratic Party chairman Chip Forrester.
“You have to question the timing and motivation behind these efforts, because [...]Continue Reading →
On January 10, 2012 By TNDP
Rep. Phil Roe was happy to hand out a $1.3 million stimulus check in East Tennessee, but if he had gotten his way, there would have been no investment in local jobs.
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The Tennessee Democratic Party is calling 1st District Congressman Phil Roe R-Johnson City a “hypocrite” for presenting stimulus funds [...]Continue Reading →
On October 6, 2011 By TNDP
Plan includes $15 million investment in state technology centers
NASHVILLE – Tennessee House and Senate Democrats announced the first phase of their job creation plan Thursday, which includes calling for $15 million for new equipment and program expansion [...]Continue Reading →
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