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Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is apoplectic over the failure of a backroom deal made between he and the House Republicans regarding pork barrel spending:
The House Finance Committee voted to strip $1.5 million in Senate-approved spending amendments from the budget – including $300,000 for Knoxville’s E.M. Jellinek Center – after a two-hour, closed-door [...]Continue Reading →
Tennessee Republicans have really shown their Party’s true colors lately. And it boils down to this: if you’ve lost your job, your home or your health care, you’re on your own.
Instead of looking out for Tennessee’s middle class and people who work for a living, Republican politicians keep putting the interests of millionaires, CEOs, [...]Continue Reading →
On September 14, 2011 By TNDP
NASHVILLE — State Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester urged Tennessee’s top Republicans to consider a jobs plan to keep the state’s fiscal house in order.
“The surest way to strengthen our state’s fiscal house is to put 300,000 Tennesseans back to work. If Ron Ramsey and Governor Bill Haslam put half the effort [...]Continue Reading →
On July 13, 2011 By TNDP
TNDP Chair: Daniels’ record an ‘excellent blueprint’ for harming schools, working class
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester issued the following statement criticizing Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels’ visit to Tennessee to participate in a state GOP fundraiser to be held later this week:
Tennessee Republicans have a surplus of [...]Continue Reading →
It’s crystal clear that Tennesseans have soundly rejected the extremist GOP agenda rammed through the state legislature this year.
A new, statewide Vanderbilt University poll found that support for the Republican-led state legislature has “plummeted 20 percentage points since January.”Continue Reading →
After just five months of Republican control in the General Assembly and the Governor’s mansion, things in Tennessee are getting worse.
“How bad is it?” Wendi Thomas of The Memphis Commercial Appeal wrote. “It’s so bad I may have to say I’m from Mississippi.”Continue Reading →
On May 25, 2011 By TNDP
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.Continue Reading →
On April 11, 2011 By TNDP
Republican Jobs Rhetoric Amounts to Lip Service
Many people are asking, “Where are the jobs?”
In Tennessee, the more important question may be, “Where is the jobs plan?” It must be top secret because Republicans refuse to talk about what their plans are to help the 76 counties being strangled by double-digit unemployment.
In the [...]Continue Reading →
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has a wealthy friend who is sick of paying property taxes. So, naturally, Ramsey is trying to pass a law that exempts his friend and other wealthy landowners from having to pay their full tax bills.
Tennessee Republicans have made their priorities clear: tax giveaways for their campaign donors, pain for [...]Continue Reading →
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