Tony Shipley

Press release from the Tennessee House Republican Caucus; August 24, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The National Quality Forum (NQF) recently announced that Mountain States Health Alliance (MHSA) has been named the recipient of its 2012 National Quality Healthcare Award. The award will be presented at the NQF Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in spring 2013. As part […]

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Press Release from the National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee Chapter; July 6, 2012:  NFIB Endorses Candidates in 5 Senate, 20 House Primaries NASHVILLE, July 6, 2012 – The National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee’s leading small business association, today said it has endorsed candidates in 25 state legislative primary races. The endorsements were made […]

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Press release from the House Republican Caucus; April 19, 2012: NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The House this week agreed to tough new restrictions against irresponsible conduct behind the wheel that may save the lives of children. Generally, under present law, upon conviction of a first DUI offense, an offender is fined between $350 and $1,500. This individual is […]

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Lawmakers have not reached consensus on whether or how to overhaul the state Nursing Board. A measure that would change the way the board members are selected was sent back to a House committee for emergency reconstructive surgery.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation files are exempt from Tennessee’s Public Records Act, and look likely to stay that way for now at least.

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The Republican state representative from Kingsport says he’ll push the House Gov-Ops committee to subpoena investigation records into the legislative activities of he and another lawmaker.

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Local prosecutor’s inquiry into the legislative affairs and political tactics of two east Tennessee state representatives revealed nothing to warrant formal charges.

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Rep. Tony Shipley, a subcommittee chairman, recently grilled members of the state nursing board about how they handle nurse suspensions — like those over which the two legislators are being investigated for using improper influence to reverse.

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The Senate’s ranking Judiciary Committee lawmaker is growing weary of what she perceives as resistance to change from the Court of the Judiciary. The Mt. Juliet Republican says scrapping the panel and starting anew is starting to make the most sense.

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Speaking of his Upper East Tennessee region, the Republican state senator from Morristown said “it’s our turn” for a megasite, an economic development tool in which taxpayers fund infrastructure and land with the aim of luring businesses to relocate and hire workers.

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House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh is hesitant to say anything about the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s probe of lawmakers who said they used legislation to encourage the state Board of Nursing to reexamine a decision. “I think the reason for legislation is…to better the lives of citizens in Tennessee. If the particular reason a bill […]

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Speaker Beth Harwell said she has never used legislation to pressure a department or committee to do what she wants, and that anyone who has would be in the wrong. The Nashville Republican was responding to questions Wednesday about what she knew about Reps. Tony Shipley and Dale Ford’s involvement in getting the state Nursing […]

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