Economy

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development; July 16, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Business Facilities, a national economic development publication, has issued its annual 2012 State Rankings Report, and Tennessee has been named the No. 1 state in the nation for Automotive Manufacturing Strength for an unprecedented third consecutive year. Tennessee earned […]

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Press release from the U.S. Small Business Administration (via PRNewswire.com); July 20, 2012:   ATLANTA, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in […]

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Statement from the Tennessee Democratic Party; July 19, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester issued a statement today after the Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development announced the state unemployment rate for June increased to 8.1 percent, up from the May revised rate of 7.9 percent. “June’s unemployment increase is further proof that […]

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Press release from the Department of Economic & Community Development; July 19, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Representative Debra Maggart (R—Hendersonville) today joined with MGM Industries executives to announce expansion plans for the company’s Hendersonville facility. The expansion represents an investment of $3 million and the creation of […]

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Press release from the Tennessee House Republican Caucus; July 16, 2012: NASHVILLE, Tenn.—He helped President Ronald Reagan implement supply-side economic policies. In the last session of the General Assembly, he helped shape policies from the House Republican Caucus to cut taxes in Tennessee. Tonight, he will be in Sumner County. Dr. Art Laffer, the father […]

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Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey says he’s standing by GOP leadership’s call to bank the $554 million in extra taxes the state collected from Tennesseans, despite calls from Democrats to give it back to voters or spend it. Democrats, in the minority on Capitol Hill, argue the state should give the money back to taxpayers by […]

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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.

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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.

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Statement from the Tennessee Republican Party; July 6, 2012:   NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney released the following statement on the June unemployment report, which shows the unemployment rate remaining at 8.2%- “Today’s jobs report shows that we remain in an economic drought, and it’s clear that Obama’s destructive policies have failed […]

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Editorial from Rep. Joshua Evans, R-Greenbrier; July 6, 2012:   Throughout this week of celebrating our Independence, I hope that, in addition to the fireworks and the barbecues, each of us takes the time to reflect on the system that our Founding Fathers so wisely developed. Influenced by the experiences of other nations where citizens […]

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Press release from the Department of Economic & Community Development, July 5, 2012:   NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today announced Franklin and White counties have met the criteria to join Retire Tennessee, the state’s retiree recruitment program, bringing the state’s total number of active Retire Tennessee programs to […]

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Press release from the Department of Labor & Workforce Development; June 29, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Jobseekers in middle Tennessee are invited to begin applying at Tennessee Career Centers on Monday, July 2, for jobs at Amazon’s fulfillment centers in Lebanon and Murfreesboro. These new fulfillment centers will fill customer orders for Amazon and the many […]

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