Beverly Marrero

Sen. Beverly Marrero wears many hats. But as of Nov. 6, she’ll be wearing one less. After 10 years in the Legislature, Marrero lost her bid for re-election to her Memphis district in last month’s Democratic primary against Sen. Jim Kyle. Although Marrero said she’d like to be remembered for standing up for women, the […]

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Sen. Beverly Marrero says she has yet to forgive Sen. Jim Kyle for edging her out of office in the Democratic primary instead of running against a Republican. But the 73-year-old says she hasn’t totally ruled out taking another stab at getting back into the Legislature by running against Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, in 2014. […]

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The thrust of sex education classes taught in Tennessee schools will stay the same under a controversial bill awaiting the governor’s signature, according to the Department of Education. The so-called “gateway sexual activity” bill seeks to punish teachers and third-party groups that promote “sexual contact encouraging an individual to engage in a non-abstinent behavior” and […]

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But the constitutional amendment has a long way to go before being put to the voters. Under the bill, judges to the state’s appellate courts would be nominated by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.

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Two bills broadening the rights of gun owners in Tennessee advanced in Senate committees Tuesday. The guns-in-lots bill, and another measure aimed at banning discrimination against gun owners, move to the full Senate.

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Holdouts in the Senate Judiciary Committee have agreed to go along with a compromise to reconstitute the panel that investigates ethics complaints against judges. Members approved the measure unanimously, and the bill now moves toward the Senate floor.

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Gov. Bill Haslam says he expects the legislature to pass a ‘guns in parking lots’ law this session, but hopes to see its scope narrowed before it reaches his desk. The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from proponents of the measure Tuesday and will hear from opponents at their meeting March 6.

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The state Senate map approved Friday pairs Democrats Jim Kyle and Beverly Marrero in the same Shelby County district, as well as Republicans Kerry Roberts, of Springfield, and Jim Summerville, of Dickson. State House, Congressional maps also approved by legislature.

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Press Release from Senate Democratic Caucus; Sept. 21, 2011: Owners discuss potential for growth in tough economy DRESDEN – House and Senate Democrats continued their statewide jobs tour Tuesday with stops at small businesses in Jackson, Martin and Dresden, to hear owners speak on state contracts and challenges in an extended recession. “Our small businesses […]

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Press Release from the Tennessee Democratic Party; Feb. 23, 2011: Senate Democrats fight to protect heath care for students, seniors, uninsured NASHVILLE – Senate Democrats fought Wednesday to protect health coverage for thousands of students, seniors and previously uninsured citizens as Republicans continue to fight political battles instead of addressing real issues affecting Tennesseans. “It’s […]

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The resolution, sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers, won 5-4 approval. One Republican and all three of the Senate committee’s Democrats voted no, saying they support Tennessee’s current system of having the state Supreme Court select the attorney general.

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Release from the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition; Feb. 3, 2011: Hate Crimes and Birth Certificate Bills Filed The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC) is pleased to announce that both of our bills have been reintroduced in the 107th Tennessee General Assembly. This week, SB 0313 by *Marrero (*HB 0187 by *Richardson) was filed, which would […]

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