Bill Ketron

Statement from State Senator Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro; September 28, 2012:  (NASHVILLE, TN) — “Yesterday, we had affirmation in state court, in addition to federal court affirmation in July, that Tennessee has the right to guard against voter fraud and ‘to secure the freedom of elections and the purity of the ballot box’ as our Constitution […]

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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.

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Statement from Senate GOP Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro; June 28, 2012:  “It is a sad day. The cost of Obamacare is unsustainable. It is unstainable in just what Tennessee’s portion will cost our citizens. It will eat through every dollar that we need to improve education, bring in new jobs and to provide for […]

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a key part of Arizona’s controversial immigration law is essentially a green light to Tennessee lawmakers to enact something similar here, state Rep. Joe Carr said Monday. The Lascassas Republican says he’ll likely use the ruling to refuel his drive toward making Tennessee an inhospitable place to foreigners who […]

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Tennessee lawmakers this year narrowed the scope of a law that criminalizes bullying over the Internet, responding to national criticism that the law potentially violates free speech rights. The new proposal, HB2556, was sent to the governor for approval May 2. It adds to the legal definition of harassment the sending of an image through […]

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Press Release from the Office of Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey: (January 4, 2011, NASHVILLE) — Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey today announced the release of the Senate’s first-ever Republican-drawn redistricting map. The plan was put together by the Senate’s Working Group on Redistricting with the assistance of the Office of Legal Services and is now available […]

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Republicans cleaned a lot of bills off their plate in their first year controlling the General Assembly and the governor’s office, but they built up a pile of bills they were saving for later. Lawmakers say they plan to get down to business right away after returning to Nashville Jan. 10 in hopes of adjourning […]

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Press release from the Rick Perry for President Campaign, Nov. 7, 2011: State leaders praise Perry’s economic record and commitment to Constitution NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Texas Gov. Rick Perry today announced the endorsement of six Republican Tennessee lawmakers, including Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro, State Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown, State Sen. […]

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Press Release from the Senate Republican Caucus, Oct. 31, 2011: Democrat statistics include illegal aliens among what they refer to as “disenfranchised” voters without photo IDs (NASHVILLE, TN), October 31, 2011 — Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) said today that numbers provided by the Senate Democrat Caucus count illegal aliens and prisoners who […]

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Press Release from the Senate Republican Caucus, Oct. 18, 2011: (October 19, 2011, NASHVILLE) – State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) today announced that Lucian D. Geise has been appointed Executive Director for the Tennessee General Assembly’s Fiscal Review Committee effective November 1. Geise, who was unanimously confirmed by the committee […]

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‘Letter to the Editor’ from Tennessee House of Representatives Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner, Sept. 30, 2011: I felt it was necessary to respond to a “press conference” held by state Sen. Bill Ketron this week regarding the new voter I.D. law here in Tennessee. Not only is this law unneeded and politically motivated, but […]

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Press Release from Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro; Sept. 26, 2011:  (Murfreesboro, TN), September 26, 2011 – State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) held a press conference today regarding the need for voter photo identification, citing the ineligible voting of a high ranking official in the Rutherford County Democrat Party.  Former Rutherford County Democratic Chairman Jonathon Fagan […]

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