Judd Matheny

As entertained as Democrats were watching Republican challengers pick off GOP incumbents in the primary election this month, the minority party says they’re concerned a wave of “extreme” right-leaning legislators would bad for legislative business. But House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner wouldn’t go as far as to say whether that holds true if Speaker […]

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The issue has been cruising around Capitol Hill for almost a decade under different sponsors as advocates for a helmet-free lifestyle argue they should have the freedom to choose whether to wear a lid. Legislation is under consideration in the House to allow adult bikers with at least $15,000 of medical insurance coverage to ditch their helmets.


Speaking at an anti-Obamacare event in Nashville Saturday, the Tennessee House speaker pro tem said he hopes this year’s tort reform legislation is only “the first step of several steps.”


Press Release from House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, July 13, 2011: Majority Leader Gerald McCormick Appoints GOP Firearms Issue Task Force (July 13, 2011, NASHVILLE) – On Wednesday, House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R—Chattanooga) announced the appointment of seven Members of the House of Representatives to the Republican Caucus Firearms Issues Task Force. The group […]


Press Release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; June 6, 2011: Tennessee Firearms Association, Inc. Legislative Action Committee 2011 TFALAC Legislative Summary Summarized below are the bills which were enacted in 2011 from those that we tracked. None of them address any meaningful changes in the law that are significant to those who promote the 2nd Amendment, […]


How one of the session’s most controversial pieces of legislation was whittled down dramatically.


Supporters of a bill to stem “homegrown terrorism” say their bill is not targeted at Muslims and have broadened language in the legislation to target any group or individual suspected of supporting terrorism. Opponents packed Legislative Plaza Tuesday, and one lawmaker called the bill “un-American.”


Press Release from Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, and Speaker Pro Tempore Judd Matheny, R-Tullahoma; March 22, 2011: (NASHVILLE, TN), March 22, 2011 — Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and House Speaker Pro Tempore Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma) today said they will offer an amendment to their anti-terrorism bill aimed at curbing the incidence of […]


Press Release from Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, and House Speaker Pro Tempore Judd Matheny, R-Tullahoma, Feb. 23, 2011: (NASHVILLE, TN), February 23, 2011 — Legislation has been introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly to enhance Tennessee’s anti-terrorism law and allow state and local law enforcement to act decisively at the earliest point to stop terrorist […]

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Meet the New Bosses

by Editorial Staff on December 8, 2010

Tennessee House Republicans spent Wednesday afternoon choosing who’ll lead them into the uncharted waters of undisputed political dominance in the 2011-12 legislative session. Already the caucus selected Rep. Beth Harwell as their nominee for House speaker. Republicans have now assigned Chattanooga Rep. Gerald McCormick to take the reins as House majority leader, with Hendersonville Rep. […]