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Tennessee Democrats propose ’10 for TN’ to reduce Gun Violence

 

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Democrats in the Tennessee General Assembly released today a list of 10 proposals to combat gun violence in Tennessee in an email blast to supporters around the state.

“Inaction is no longer an option,” state Representative G.A. Hardaway said. “Moments of silence may demonstrate respect of lives lost, but we can truly honor the deaths of our loved ones, when we follow-up by enacting common sense laws to prevent more tragic killings of innocents.”

'Inaction no longer an option'; time for gun proponents to step up

‘Inaction no longer an option’; time for gun proponents to step up

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AT&T Expands Access to Gigabit Speeds to Clarksville Tennessee

 

AT&T Gigabit Speeds also now available to Businesses in 22 Tennessee Communities

AT&T INCNashville, TNAT&T1 is bringing gigabit internet speeds to Clarksville and even more businesses in 22 Tennessee communities. With AT&T Business Fiber, more businesses can download and upload up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps).2

“For years, as a result of the pro-business policies that have been pursued by our elected leaders at the state and local levels, AT&T has provided Gigabit and multi-Gigabit connections to businesses across Tennessee, helping to spur business success and job creation,” said Joelle Phillips, president of AT&T Tennessee.  “With the increased speeds now available through AT&T Business Fiber, AT&T employees have shown yet another example of how we are innovating to increase connectivity to businesses in urban and rural areas alike.”

1 Gigabit per Second Internet speeds are now available through AT&T Business Fiber

1 Gigabit per Second Internet speeds are now available through AT&T Business Fiber

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Senator Sara Kyle reflects on 109th Tennessee General Assembly

 

Senator passed meaningful, progressive legislation in her first term

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly reached its final adjournment yesterday, and state Senator Sara Kyle completed her first term as an advocate for women and economic justice with an ability to pass good legislation.

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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Tennessee Black Caucus announces opposition to De-Annexation Bill

 

Tennessee Black Caucus of State LegislatorsNashville, TN – The members of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State legislators are joining with the Mayors of Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga in opposition to HB0779/SB0749.  The bill would allow areas that have been annexed into those cities to vote on de-annexing or withdrawing from the city that annexed them.

The mayors say the bill could potentially be disastrous for the cities resulting in major population loss and torpedoing efforts to attract new businesses.

Caucus Chair Brenda Gilmore said that the majority of the Caucus represents areas that would be adversely affected by the bill and added, “The economic issues that these cities could be facing because of this legislation could be catastrophic.  The Black Caucus cannot stand idly by while these cities and some of the majority-minority communities around them face the possibility of extreme economic hardship.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Senator Sara Kyle’s “Ban the Box” Bill Passes Senate Vote

 

Legislation would eliminate felony question from initial state job applications

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Tennessee State Senator Sara Kyle’s legislation to eliminate the check box that asks about prior felonies from state job applications passed the state Senate with a 25-7 vote.

“We want ex-offenders who have paid their debt to society to find a job and get back to work,” state Senator Sara Kyle said. “But too often, the stain of a prior felony conviction is an automatic rejection, and many don’t bother to apply. This legislation gives everyone a fair chance to make an impression and land the job that could support a family.”

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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Tennessee “Ban the Box” Bill Passes Committee Vote

 

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Tennessee Senator Sara Kyle’s legislation to eliminate the check box that asks about prior felonies from state job applications passed out of the Senate State and Local committee today with bipartisan support.

Legislation would eliminate felony question from initial state job applications

Legislation would eliminate felony question from initial state job applications

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Statements from Tennessee Senators Harris, Yarbro, Kyle on Marriage Equality

 

“Today will be remembered with tears of joy” in Tennessee

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus released the following statements on today’s historic ruling in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states.

“I want to congratulate all of the couples in Tennessee who have waited so long for this day, when their state can recognize the love they share,” Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris said. “I want to congratulate all the people who can now look forward to a wedding day right here in their home state, and I want to congratulate the plaintiffs from Tennessee who worked so hard for this historic day. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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