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Letter from the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus; August 14, 2012:  RE: August 2012 Elections Dear Secretary Hargett: It is with great concern I write you today. As you are no doubt aware, the elections held on Thursday, August 2nd of this year were plagued with problems ranging from voters not receiving ballots for the correct […]

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Press release from State Rep. Joshua Evans, R-Greenbrier; August 6, 2012:  By an overwhelming margin the good people of Robertson County have given me the opportunity to continue serving them, and I am very grateful. I thank God for the opportunity to go back to work representing you–today it’s time to get back to work. […]

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And, They’re Back

by Andrea Zelinski on January 10, 2012

Redistricting is expected to dominate lawmakers’ first week back at the Capitol as they consider a set of Republican-drawn maps for state House and Senate and Congressional districts. House and Senate committees have begin meeting today to consider maps that change the boundaries of their House and Senate districts and lay new lines for Congressional […]

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Ready, Set, Redraw!

by Andrea Zelinski on June 17, 2011

House Speaker Beth Harwell indicates she wants the GOP-dominated General Assembly to avoid “political gerrymandering” in the redrawing of the Tennessee’s legislative and congressional districts. However, the final shape the lines take will ultimately have to suit her party’s preferences, says the Nashville Republican. A Republican-led House ad hoc committee met briefly on Thursday to […]

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Press Release from state Rep. Ben West, Jr., D-Hermitage; Aug. 26, 2010: All Four Former District 60 Candidates Join West in Endorsement (Nashville) — State Representative Ben West, Jr. (D-Hermitage), who is retiring after serving the 60th House district for 26 years, endorsed Metro Councilman Sam Coleman Thursday as his replacement in the upcoming November […]

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The crowded field of Tennessee House District 57 hopefuls share Rep. Susan Lynn’s public affinity for small-government philosophy and high prioritization of state sovereignty.

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The measure breezed through the Senate Wednesday, a stark contrast to the gale-force debate that howled up in the House last week.

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Senate Republican dominance was on display Tuesday, when a proposal offered up by Democratic Leader Jim Kyle, who is Gov. Phil Bredesen’s pitchman in the Legislature on budget matters, sank without a bubble.

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The House Speaker says he understands the reporter who shot pictures of him after his collapse was “just doing his job” and added that he is against legislation banning that reporter from the House floor.

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Republican leaders in the House say they’re big fans of the Senate GOP’s budget proposal, with a few minor tweaks.

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Press Release from the House Republican Caucus; April 21, 2010: (April 21, 2010, NASHVILLE) – The House Republican Caucus leadership today called upon Governor Phil Bredesen to stop proposing new tax increases as a way to balance the budget. Republican leadership’s announcement comes after the administration proposed another $85 million in tax increases on Wednesday […]

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Lawmakers approved the measure 70-23. Supporters want to make sure Tennessee taxpayers are not subsiding abortions. Opponents worry the Legislature is “trying to regulate an industry that hasn’t really begun.”

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