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Report on Tennessee Economic Gains does not add up for Women

 

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – A report released by the Secretary of State’s office touting Tennessee’s economic recovery leaves out the prosperity of half the population.

“We also learned last week that Tennessee is ranked 42nd for women in poverty, and 41st for work and family balance,” state Senator Sara Kyle said. “We can’t say our economy is improving when so many women are left out of our prosperity.”

Despite modest gains, Tennessee among bottom 10 states for Women's well-being.

Despite modest gains, Tennessee among bottom 10 states for Women’s well-being.

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Tennessee Republican Party Statement Commemorating Memorial Day

 

Tennessee Republican PartyNashville, TN – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes released the following statement to commemorate Memorial Day.

“Each year that our Republic marches forward, I’m reminded we’ve been sustained by the sacrifice of heroes.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

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Tennessee Democratic Party demands Government Accountability, Asks Governor to call a Special Session to pass Insure Tennessee

 

Latest Vanderbilt Poll shows up to two-thirds of registered voters want Insure Tennessee

Tennessee Democratic Party - TNDPNashville, TN – With 64 percent of registered voters favoring Insure Tennessee, Democrats will convene a press conference to demand that Republicans be accountable to the people of the state.

They will also call on Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to call another special session to approve the plan.

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Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson announces THDA Grant to Provide Housing for Homeless Veterans

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson announced that the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) had recently awarded a $235,705 Housing Trust Fund (HTF) grant to Buffalo Valley.

The grant will be used to finance the rehabilitation of six homes that will provide transitional housing for 48 homeless Veterans. Two of the homes are located in Clarksville and will serve up to 14 individuals.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Republican Lawmakers prioritize party allegiance over Tennesseans

 

Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini

Tennessee Democratic PartyNashville, TN – Last week, Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell admitted that Insure Tennessee failed because of politics as usual.

Insure Tennessee was a “political issue,” she said, and she was unable to convince members of the Republican majority to hold a full floor discussion and vote on the proposal, which would have given 280,000 hardworking Tennesseans access to affordable health care. «Read the rest of this article»

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Congressman Marsha Blackburn Calls on IRS to Investigate Clinton Foundation

 

Joined by 51 House colleagues in letter to Commissioner Koskinen asking for review of Foundation’s tax-exempt status

U.S. CongressWashington, DC – Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) was joined by 51 of her House colleagues today in sending a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen requesting a review of the Clinton Foundation’s tax-exempt status. The letter requests that the IRS respond within 30 days.

“As I’ve traveled through my district and talked to constituents, many people have asked about the widely reported improprieties concerning the Clinton Foundation. That’s why I decided to send a letter to Commissioner Koskinen asking the IRS to conduct a review of the Clinton Foundation’s tax-exempt status,” Congressman Marsha Blackburn said.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Ryan Haynes Officially Joins the Republican National Committee

 

Tennessee Republican PartyPhoenix, AZ – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes is officially a member of the Republican National Committee.

At the General Session of the 2015 Spring Meeting of the RNC, Haynes was formally welcomed by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus as a voting member. Haynes joins the 167 other members of the committee, including Tennessee’s other two representatives: National Committeewoman Peggy Lambert and National Committeeman John Ryder. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee House Democrats support the Public Release of Insurance Premium Information

 

Tennessee House DemocratsNashville, TN – The Tennessee House Democratic Caucus supports the release of health insurance premium records to the Nashville Tennessean newspaper and request all insurance premium information be opened up to the media and the public.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam declares May “Putting Investors First” month

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed May 2015 “Putting Investors First” Month as a way to recognize the importance the investment profession as foundation of a strong and growing state economy.

The proclamation acknowledges the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Societies in Tennessee for their commitment to excellence in the investment profession and for being champions for ethical behavior in investment markets.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Animal Abuser Registry Act passes Tennessee House of Representatives

 

Tennessee House DemocratsNashville, TN – A bill requiring an on-line registry of people who abuse dogs or cats passed the Tennessee House of Representatives last week.

HB 0147, sponsored by Nashville Representative Darren Jernigan, would create a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation registry of people who are convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals, animal fighting or a criminal offense against animals. «Read the rest of this article»




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