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On May 2, 2013 By TNDP
House Democrats support a proposal by Congressman Jim Cooper to amend the U.S. Constitution in support of the people’s right to vote
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — House Democrats are applauding a proposal by Congressman Jim Cooper (D-Nashville) to enshrine the people’s right to vote in the Constitution. On Wednesday, Rep. Cooper announced that he would introduce [...]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 →
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 →
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 →
House Democrats joined workers’ advocates to ask Governor Haslam to delay HB194 until the Department of Labor gets its house in order
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — House Democrats joined with workers’ advocates today to call on Governor Bill Haslam to delay the special interest workers’ compensation overhaul package until 2014. This renewed push comes after a [...]Continue Reading →
On March 27, 2013 By TNDP
‘Tennessee Plan’ leaves uninsured, rural hospitals with no solution
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Halsam promised a decision on expanding Medicaid today, but instead delivered a “no” dressed up as a year of delayed action and indecision.Continue Reading →
On March 26, 2013 By TNDP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – House Democrats joined with workers from across the state at a rally to oppose Governor Bill Haslam’s radical changes to the workers’ compensation system in Tennessee.
“Working people in this state are getting rolled over like a freight train by the wealthy special interests who want to use the Republican super-majority to [...]Continue Reading →
On March 12, 2013 By TNDP
Republicans betrayed working people in Tennessee passing a bill out of committee that guts compensation for workers injured on the job and kick starts a global race to the bottom for wage earners in the Volunteer State.. The extreme measure would destroy the workers’ compensation system in Tennessee and pose a major threat [...]Continue Reading →
On March 5, 2013 By TNDP
State Charter Panel Threatens Fiscal Security of Local Schools
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Democrats are speaking out against the newest Republican government intrusion into local school control as a scheme that could force higher local taxes.
The new proposal, which drastically alters a plan which passed through the House Education Subcommittee on February 12, creates an [...]Continue Reading →
Democrats are calling for an investigation into the deaths children in the care of the Department of Children Services. Newspaper report that 151 children in DCS’s care have died since 2009. In 47 of those cases, the agency had investigated the children and confirmed neglect or abuse.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner sent [...]Continue Reading →
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