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As we celebrate Labor Day this weekend, the Tennessee Democratic Party is also preparing for Jackson Day 2011.

This year’s Jackson Day will be a historic celebration of the life and accomplishments of Governor Ned McWherter.

Please join us in Nashville on Oct. 1st as we salute a governor who went to work for working [...]

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Records show Rep. Stephen Fincher raked in another $88,000 in crop payments from the federal government in 2010 — at the same time he was campaigning against government spending.

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The Jackson Sun opinion editor Tom Bohs recently took Republicans to task for their vote to radically change Medicare into a vulture voucher system. The Paul Ryan, budget wonks say, would increase the out-of-pocket cost of health care for seniors by more than $6,500 a year.

Sens. Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander voted for it. As [...]

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Jobs aren’t the only thing you can’t find in Tennessee, we’re also in the middle of a major leadership crisis.

Democrats won the fight to include jobless benefits for 28,000 Tennesseans in the final state budget, but it wasn’t without callous and incorrect dissent from Republicans.

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Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has a bad habit of croonyism and cooking up special government deals for his friends. Sadly, for the Lt. Governor, it’s business as usual.

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Bill would strip the ability of Tennessee teachers to effectively negotiate contracts

(Nashville) – The Tennessee House of Representatives passed an anti-teacher bill Wednesday that continues an effort to strip teachers of their ability to effectively negotiate for better classrooms for students and better working conditions for their profession.

“This bill is a dishonest effort [...]

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NASHVILLE (May 18, 2011) – Legislation (HB1030/SB0874) would open up local school budgets to operators of so-called “cyber” schools – Internet operations that in other states have drained millions of dollars from local schools and given rise to allegations of fraud and mismanagement, said Rep. Mike Stewart this week.

One that stands to gain from [...]

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At a GOP fundraiser this weekend, Rep. Stephen Fincher’s called President Obama’s congratulations to the troops and intelligence community “shameful.”

From The Leaf-Chronicle:

U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn., also spoke briefly, and in part used his remarks to criticize the Obama administration. Fincher suggested President Barack Obama is politicizing Osama bin Laden’s death.

“It [...]

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Tennesseans will unconstitutionally be required to present photo identification to vote

NASHVILLE – A coalition of House Democrats and Republicans were unsuccessful Thursday in blocking legislation that will form an unconstitutional barrier for Tennessee’s senior citizens to vote.

The bill, which passed the Tennessee House 57-35, would require that every citizen in the state be required [...]

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Low Priorities? Health Care Programs, Higher Education Getting Cut

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Democratic Party issued the following statement in response to an AP news report that Gov. Bill Haslam had increased the salaries of his appointed commissioners:

Gov. Haslam’s budget makes big cuts to state health care programs for people who can’t help themselves [...]

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