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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 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 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 →
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Tennessee’s House Democrats are applauding President Barack Obama’s speech in Chattanooga on the need to reinvest in building a strong, sustainable middle class.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 →
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 →
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