Business Regulation

Rep. Debra Maggart wants to set the record straight that she has a “100 percent” voting record on Second-Amendment rights legislation despite criticism that she worked behind the scenes to kill key guns bills. Maggart, a high-ranking Republican leader who is in the middle of a heated election in Sumner County, took her message to […]

{ 14 comments }

Statement of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Hearing; July 24, 2012: -As prepared- Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Conyers and members of the committee, I am grateful to be here to testify on behalf of the National Governors Association. I believe I am uniquely positioned to be before you […]

{ 3 comments }

Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee rallied a crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered at a GOP fundraiser in Nashville Saturday with his call to defeat President Obama in the fall. Speakers hit on a theme of unifying the country under a banner of limited government.

{ 2 comments }

Press release from Bring Urban Recycling to Nashville Today; July 18, 2012:  Following a two day hearing in front of the Senate Environment Committee and members of the House Environment Committee, long time solid waste group BURNT wrote to TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau to urge that pending “Waste Reduction regulation” [Rules 0400_11_09 and 0400_01_10] should not be […]

{ 0 comments }

The Senate’s top Republican says he doesn’t like that Second Amendment advocates are playing rough with lawmakers this election season. The punishment: possibly excluding gun groups on the so-called “guns in parking lots” issue next year.

{ 2 comments }

Establishment Republicans may be fighting a rearguard against Tea Party conservatives, but Tennessee’s governor won’t criticize gun-rights activists for shelling out big bucks to try bagging a trophy election win against an incumbent he’s backing. The National Rifle Association is plugging $75,000 into a primary race in Sumner County that pits challenger Courtney Rogers, a […]

{ 3 comments }

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture; July, 11, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced an executive order in response to drought conditions and extreme heat impacting Tennessee farmers that allows haulers of hay to carry larger loads as long as they observe other safety requirements. The order allows for an […]

{ 0 comments }

He leaves Friday for Williamsburg, Va. for the 104th annual meeting of the NGA. One facet of the SCOTUS ruling that’s been particularly interesting to Haslam is that the feds apparently can’t punish states for refusing to expand Medicaid.

{ 1 comment }

Gov. Bill Haslam may have talked a good game in a video pitching Tennessee as one of the best states in the nation for businesses, but CNBC disagreed. In an independent study, the news outlet ranked the Volunteer State 16th in the country. While Tennessee couldn’t snag a best-in-the-nation title in any of the 10 […]

{ 1 comment }

Gov. Bill Haslam has spent the last few months trying to convince voters to re-elect Republicans to the Legislature, but now he’s urging people to cast another vote — that Tennessee is the best for business. The election is part of CNBC’s Top States Twitter Battle which asks people to weigh in on which states […]

{ 2 comments }

Debts owed because of her husband’s business led Courtney Rogers and her husband to file for bankruptcy in 2005. Rogers is trying to unseat GOP Caucus Leader Debra Maggart in the August primary.

{ 11 comments }

Press Release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; July 9, 2012:  A search of public records shows that the National Rifle Association is willing to put its money where its mouth is when it announced that it was endorsing Lt. Col. Courtney Rogers and that it specifically was targeting incumbent Debra Maggart in the 2012 August […]

{ 2 comments }