Senate Democrats

Press release from the Tennessee State Senate Democrat Caucus; September 25, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Democratic legislative leaders have renewed calls for a hearing on voting irregularities before early voting begins for the November elections. That election was fraught with issues. While Davidson County has decided not to use the electronic poll books again, other issues […]

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Statement from Senator Lowe Finney; April 18, 2012: “The decision by the Comptroller’s office to table a massive 6,000 percent tax increase on the solar industry is a prudent one. Small business owners and clean energy investors have made clear cases for how such an increase would cripple our fastest growing jobs sector. “An open […]

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The minority party was in no mood to be rushed into a budget vote on the chamber floor Thursday night. They even tossed around the idea of ducking out to withhold a quorum.

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Press Release from the Senate Democratic Caucus, March 10, 2011: Republicans vote to change tenure requirements NASHVILLE – Senate Democrats asked again Thursday why Republicans continue to focus on political payback against teachers instead of jobs creation and real education reform. “We have spent yet another job-killing day telling our teachers that they’re the problem,” […]

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Press Release from Senate Democratic Caucus; March 9, 2011: Republicans Vote to Give Themselves Power to Appoint Teachers to State Pension Board NASHVILLE – Senate Democrats voiced their concern Wednesday over a Republican bill to ban teachers from voting members onto the state pension board, in the first of many efforts to target Tennessee educators […]

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