Joey Hensley

Press Release from the National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee Chapter; July 6, 2012:  NFIB Endorses Candidates in 5 Senate, 20 House Primaries NASHVILLE, July 6, 2012 – The National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee’s leading small business association, today said it has endorsed candidates in 25 state legislative primary races. The endorsements were made […]

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Letter from the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee; April 20, 2012: The “Don’t Say Gay” bill has returned from the dead. Despite numerous reports that Rep. Joey Hensley, the sponsor, was not going to move for a vote on the bill, he did just that. The bill passed the House Education Committee by one […]

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Lawmakers have not reached consensus on whether or how to overhaul the state Nursing Board. A measure that would change the way the board members are selected was sent back to a House committee for emergency reconstructive surgery.

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After delays earlier in the legislative session, the so-called “Don’t Say ‘Gay’” bill moved out of a House subcommittee Wednesday afternoon. As amended Wednesday, the bill, House Bill 0229, states that “instruction or materials” given to public school students before the ninth grade “shall be limited exclusively to natural human reproduction science.” The amendment is […]

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A measure making it illegal for public elementary or middle schools in Tennessee to teach about homosexuality has cropped up again in the state Legislature and suffered a minor setback Wednesday. But Rep. Joey Hensley delayed committee action on the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill, after a request from House Education Committee Chairman Richard Montgomery. […]

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Are vouchers an opportunity for a high-quality education or a bailout for private schools? Lawmakers debated a plan by Rep. Bill Dunn to give vouchers to poor students in the state’s four largest counties.

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Press Release from the Republican Caucus of the Tennessee House of Representatives, April, 5, 2011: Visionary Leader Takes Reins at Department of Education, Will Help Enact Reforms That Lead to Job Growth (April 5, 2011, NASHVILLE) – On Tuesday, Governor Bill Haslam swore in his pick to guide Tennessee’s Department of Education, Kevin Huffman. As the […]

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