Ron Ramsey

The governor says the state should have a thorough discussion about school vouchers, publicly-funded scholarships that can be used to attend private schools. A state panel appointed by Haslam to make recommendations on a voucher program is grappling over questions of eligibility and timing.

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The state’s Special Supreme Court may eventually get around to hearing a case challenging the state’s method of selecting judges. But the panel itself has to get sorted out first.

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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.

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State troopers set up no-refusal checkpoints over the Labor Day weekend under a law passed earlier this year that makes it much harder for drivers suspected of being under the influence to refuse alcohol tests.

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Statement from Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; August 31, 2012:  The fall election season has begun. The Republican National Convention has concluded and the party has nominated two excellent men to lead it through November and beyond: Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan. I was proud to represent both my party and my state […]

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While entertaining Tennesseans at the Republican National Convention, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey hopped in the way-back machine and told the story about the day he was elected Senate speaker in 2007. His lively retelling Monday night featured the role then-Sen. Rosalind Kurita played the day she crossed party lines to vote to, in essence, hand […]

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Haslam expects a lot of wrangling over the next few months on vouchers, pre-K and higher ed. Much of the debate will likely occur within his own party.

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Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee rallied a crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered at a GOP fundraiser in Nashville Saturday with his call to defeat President Obama in the fall. Speakers hit on a theme of unifying the country under a banner of limited government.

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Press release from the Office of Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; July 18, 2012:   NASHVILLE – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey today announced the appointment of former State Representative Chris Clem to the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission. “Chris has spent a career both in and out of the legislature highly engaged in judicial issues. I can […]

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Press release from  Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; July 16, 2012:   NASHVILLE — Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Tennessee) today announced his endorsement of Rep. Diane Black (R- Tennessee) for re-election to Congress. “Ever since I have known Diane Black, she has been fighting for the conservative values Tennesseans hold dear,” said Lt. Governor Ramsey. “She […]

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Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey says he’s standing by GOP leadership’s call to bank the $554 million in extra taxes the state collected from Tennesseans, despite calls from Democrats to give it back to voters or spend it. Democrats, in the minority on Capitol Hill, argue the state should give the money back to taxpayers by […]

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Press release from the Office of Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; July 13, 2012:  (July 13, 2012, NASHVILLE) – Lt. Governor Ramsey today announced the appointment of Mr. Bobby Martin of Eads to the West Tennessee Seismic Commission. “Even a government limited in size and scope must be prepared to help citizens during a natural […]

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