Sherry Jones

Democrats on Capitol Hill Tuesday accused Republicans of abandoning their mantra of local government control in their handling of a proposed charter school for Nashville. Fired up over the Haslam administration’s fining Metro schools because its school board rejected the charter school application, Democrats said GOP leaders had adopted for the “big government” mindset they purport […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam is warming to the idea of establishing a process whereby state education officials bypass local school districts when considering approval of new charter schools. The governor has for months indicated little interest in the idea, which is a departure from the current system wherein local elected officials determine whether to allow a […]

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Press release from Tennessee State Rep. Sherry Jones, D-Nashville; August 28, 2012:   NASHVILLE (August 28, 2012) – House Minority Whip Rep. Sherry Jones (D-Nashville) issued the following statement in response to the offensive and sexist remarks made by Rep. Joe Carr (R-Lascassas): Rep. Joe Carr has shown today what many of the women in […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; August 21, 2012:  TFA has invested a lot of time working this year to start pruning the “Tree of Liberty” which seems to be infested with legislators and elected officials who have their priorities placed with issues other than the Constitution and the protection of the rights of […]

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Even outgoing legislators are permitted to let taxpayers foot the bill for out-of-state legislative trips, complete with a per diem, travel and lodging expenses.

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

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Measures advance to House and Senate floors. An amendment to make it illegal to force a woman out of an abortion failed Tuesday.

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