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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 →
Political reporters this weekend reported on the overwhelming influence of money in state politics.
Long story short: with Republicans in charge, there’s more money — from rich and powerful interests — in state politics than ever before.
And with the new GOP rules that raise contribution limits and allow direct donations from businesses, [...]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 May 17, 2011 By TNDP
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May 17, 2011
$60M in Federal Jobless Benefits for 28,000 Tennesseans Lost if Republicans Fail to Act
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester issued the following statement urging Gov. Bill Haslam and Republican legislators to pass law to reinstate jobless benefits for 28,000 Tennesseans:
Partisan politics [...]Continue Reading →
On April 15, 2011 By TNDP
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 [...]Continue Reading →
Republicans in the Volunteer State said today loudly and of nearly one accord: Beware of sneaky senior citizens and their sneaky voting.
On Thursday Republicans in the state House approved a bill that forces voters to show photo identification at the poll — instead of just being able to show your voter registration.
Democrats in [...]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 →
Big Money Bash During Legislative Session Likely Breaks Election Finance Laws
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Chip Forrester issued the following statement today condemning the state G.O.P.’s high-dollar fundraiser being hosted by Gov. Bill Haslam at the Governor’s mansion tonight:
We’re now 77 days into Gov. Bill Haslam’s first term. In that [...]Continue Reading →
On March 29, 2011 By TNDP
Legislation Seeks to Help Family Budgets and Children’s Health
NASHVILLE (March 28, 2011) – We need to get rid of Tennessee’s tax on food and HB 537 is a step in the right direction.
HB 537 offers a simple trade – cut Tennessee’s food tax – one of the highest in the nation – [...]Continue Reading →
Some Tennessee Republicans are showing that the only ideas they want to hear are their own.
Take for instance, the legislative proposal — ordered by a federal court — to give third parties easier access to Tennessee ballots.
In every sense, a third party adds to the free marketplace of ideas in an open society. But [...]Continue Reading →
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