Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey

Press Release from the Department of Education; September 18th, 2012: NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Education today informed Metro Nashville Public Schools that the state is withholding approximately $3.4 million of non-classroom, administrative funding from the school system, as a consequence of the district’s refusal to follow state law. The money represents the non-classroom […]


Republicans face the tricky prospect of giving the state the authority to approve new charter schools — a move that would go against their mantra of local control in governing. Charter school opponents stand ready to point out any hint of hypocrisy.


Among other changes, government check recipients will have to document that they’re looking for work, and the department will audit 1,000 of those reports each week trying to nab cheaters.


Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has a very good memory of what it’s like on the campaign trail. It’s easy to goof, the way Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Ramsey’s preference in the Republican presidential primary, did Wednesday night. Perry got caught up in what is being called a “gaffe,” a “brain freeze” and “the worst stumble […]

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Press Release from Gov. Bill Haslam; Oct. 4, 2011: Fitch, Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s recognize state’s conservative fiscal management NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today lauded the three bond rating agencies for maintaining the state’s solid credit ratings, a testament to Tennessee’s leadership and conservative fiscal management. The state will keep its Aaa […]


Facebook Post from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, Sept. 12, 2012: While I’ve been interacting with constituents and preparing for the upcoming legislative session, I have been appalled at the recent news reports out of Nashville and Memphis. Gibson Guitars, the iconic manufacturer of the axes wielded by a wide variety of artists from Chet […]


Press Release from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Aug 16, 2011: (Nashville) – Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey today announced the appointment of Sen. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) to the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee. Sen. Gresham also serves as Chairman of the Senate Education Committee. “Dolores Gresham has been an invaluable member of the Senate since […]


Press Release from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Aug. 10, 2011: (Nashville) – Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Tennessee) today issued a strong statement of support for Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) after attending a private meeting with the governor in San Antonio. Gov. Perry is widely believed to be exploring a run for President with an announcement likely in the next […]


Press Release from the Office of Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, Aug. 3, 2011:  (Nashville) – Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey today announced the appointment of Phil M. Baggett to the board of directors of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA). “I enjoy placing business owners and entrepreneurs in a position to impact their community and their […]


Press Release from the Office of Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, July 12, 2011: (Nashville) – Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R – Blountville) today announced the addition of Sen. Jim Tracy (R – Shelbyville) to the Senate Commerce, Labor and Agriculture Committee. “I’ve known Jim for a long time,” said Ramsey. “His commitment to public service […]


“Open Letter” Facebook Post by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey on Friday, July 1, 2011: As many of the bills we passed this legislative session become law today I can’t help but reflect yet again on the success unified Republican government has had over the last few months. Of course the media will seek to mischaracterize […]


Press Release from the Office of Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, May 16, 2011: Tax relief for seniors set for smooth passage (Nashville) – The fight to protect seniors’ retirement savings has passed an important hurdle with the announcement that legislation sponsored by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) and Sen. Ken Yager (R-Harriman) to raise […]