jim gotto

Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party; October 4, 2012:   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Rep. Jim Gotto’s support for private school vouchers could break the backbone of the middle class: Tennessee’s public schools. “Jim Gotto’s support of private school vouchers amounts to a tax break for wealthy Tennesseans and it’s paid for by diverting […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party; September 20, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Republican state Rep. Jim Gotto has pushed funding cuts for state colleges, the HOPE Scholarship, and pre-K education, but he has no problem forking out millions of taxpayer dollars to an out-of-state, for-profit corporation that fails do what it promises: educate kids. […]

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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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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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School board members would be able to tune in to meetings and vote via videoconference, under a bill passed by the Legislature. Debate in the House Thursday centered on whether the plan allows school board members to shirk their duties.

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Both Glen Casada and Beth Harwell say they plan to marginalize Democrats on legislative committees to reflect the heavy Republican majority in the chamber. Both also say the kind of backdoor surprise that got Kent Williams elected speaker in 2009 is not in the cards.

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As results from across the state come in, the GOP appears to be poised for a 63-35-1 majority in the state House, Post Politics says. One of those GOP seats will be held by Metro Councilman Jim Gotto, of Hermitage, who defeated fellow Councilman Sam Coleman, of Antioch. Gotto won in the 60th District, which […]

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