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On September 9, 2011 By TNDP
1-in-10 hunting for jobs—Republican lawmaker says Tennessee ‘too easy’ on job seekers NASHVILLE — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester called out Republican lawmakers Thursday for being “out of touch with reality” on growing the state economy and assisting Tennessee’s 300,000 job seekers. “We don’t have a shortage of work ethic in Tennessee, we have [...]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 →
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 →
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.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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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