Mike Stewart

Press release from the Tennessee House Democrat Caucus; September 25, 2012:  NASHVILLE – State Democratic leaders criticized Gov. Bill Haslam for taking $3.4 million in taxpayer money away from Metro Nashville schools over the school board’s refusal to approve Great Hearts Academies. Members of the Davidson County legislative delegation, along with District 20 state Senate […]

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Opponents of a new state voter ID law say they are trying to educate voters about the requirements. “We have to figure out how those individuals who want to vote can get the documentation to get the free voter ID” if they cannot afford one, the head of the ACLU in Tennessee said Thursday.

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Press Release from the Republican Party of Tennessee, Jan. 19, 2012: Once Again, Tennessee Democrats Stand Up For A State Income Tax NASHVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted in favor of a resolution to amend the Tennessee Constitution by adding language to ban a state income tax. SJR 221, sponsored by Representative Glen Casada, […]

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The GOP-drawn maps for state House districts were approved Thursday, with some Democratic support.

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Press Release from the Tennessee Democratic Party and Rep. Mike Stewart, D-Nashville; Nov. 17, 2011: Tenn. Rep. Stewart Responds to Mitt Romney’s Plan to Voucherize Veterans’ Health Care NASHVILLE – In response to Mitt Romney’s dangerous plan to voucherize our veterans’ health care, Tennessee State Rep. Mike Stewart, a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, released […]

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As of early last week, the state had handed out 2,385 photo IDs to people who need one to vote. Estimates of the number of people who are in need of identification before election day range from 126,000 to 675,000, depending on which party is talking and how those numbers are counted.

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Press Release from State Representative Mike Stewart, D-Nashville, Oct. 29, 2011: Statement regarding the Haslam Administration’s effort to suppress the right of all Tennessee citizens to peacefully assemble on Legislative Plaza: There is no more fundamental American freedom than the freedom of speech. The right of the people to exchange ideas and to protest government […]

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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.”

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Rep. Mike Stewart’s plan to tax pop at another penny per fluid ounce may have fallen flat. Which is just fine with a fizzy-drink industry lobbyist, who argues that the Nashville Democrat is “using tax policy to interrupt an individual’s right of choice and personal responsibility.”

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Press Release from Rep. Mike Stewart, D-Nashville, March 29, 2011: Legislation Seeks to Help Family Budgets and Children’s Health Stewart: “It’s time to cut the tax on milk, bread and eggs” NASHVILLE (March 28, 2011) – We need to get rid of Tennessee’s tax on food and HB 537 is a step in the right […]

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