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Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party; August 30, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan aren’t the only Republican politicians with a plan to end Medicare as we know it. Earlier this year, Tennessee Republicans, including state Rep. Jim Gotto, co-sponsored the Health Care Compact bill (HB0369/SB0326), an extreme measure that endangers […]

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Statement from Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; August 31, 2012:  The fall election season has begun. The Republican National Convention has concluded and the party has nominated two excellent men to lead it through November and beyond: Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan. I was proud to represent both my party and my state […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; August 29, 2012:  TFA has had an increasing concern over the last four years that the state of Tennessee is “for sale” by Republican party leadership and elite. Perhaps the concern started with Bill Haslam’s essential purchase of the office of governor by self-investing over $3.5 million in […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party; August 16, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Tennesseans saw the third straight month of higher unemployment numbers when the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development issued figures showing that Tennessee’s unemployment rating rose .3% to 8.4%, eclipsing the national average of 8.3%. “Democratic lawmakers rang the alarm bells about […]

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Press Release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; April 24, 2012:  House Calendar Improperly Sends Safe Commute to Summer Study On a vote of 15 to 8, the House Calendar Committee has sent the Safe Commute bill (HB3560) to “summer study” which kills it unless the House Floor votes with a 2/3 margin to recall the […]

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Press Release from House Republican Caucus Chairwoman Debra Maggart, March 22, 2012: After hearing the comments made by Democratic Leadership to media outlets earlier today, Representative Debra Maggart (R-Hendersonville), who chairs the House Republican Caucus, issued the following statement: “As usual, Chairman Turner and the Democrats are overcompensating for something. Perhaps it’s their limited legislative […]

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Joining with the 26 other states disputing the 2010 federal health care reform law simply isn’t a productive application of his office’s time or energies, Tennessee’s top government lawyer told a state legislative panel this week. “It did not seem to be a wise use of scarce state resources when we have all these other […]

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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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Press Release from the Tennessee Republican Party, Oct. 28, 2011: NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney issued the following statement in response to this morning’s arrests of “Occupy Nashville” protestors. “The arrests and removal of persons from Legislative Plaza this morning were the result of numerous complaints from the protestors themselves of […]

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Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday he has not decided whom to support in the Republican field for president and isn’t inclined to tell his family or members of his administration whom to support either. Haslam said roughly half the GOP candidates have called him to say they would like his help. “I’m honestly […]

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Republicans for years pushed for a tax cut on groceries. Now that they’re in control of state government, their appetite for relief has dulled some.

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Secretary of State Tre Hargett says the effort will be two-fold — to make sure local election officials know what to do and, more emphatically, to make sure the voting public knows about the law in advance of voting.

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