June 20th, 2012 by TNDP
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Democratic Party released the following statement today after tax experts confirmed the House Republican tax plan, supported by ALL Tennessee Republican members of Congress, would hike taxes on hardworking, middle-class Tennesseans and cut vital programs and services to pay for budget-busting tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires:
“Today’s analysis confirms [...]
June 18th, 2012 by sullivandems
Candidates Forum for Sullivan County School Board Election will be held at Sullivan Central High School on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 7:00-8:30pm. Karen Davis, TN State PTA President will be moderating this event. All 9 candidates running will be in attendance. They are: Jack B. Bales(district 1), Heather Price(district 1), Todd Broughton(district 3), Jim Kiss(district 3), Randall Jones(district 5), Anissa Lyttle(district 5), Ron Smith(district 5), Betty Combs(district 7) and Michael Hughes(district 7).
If you need additional information let me know
Thanks Elaine M. Cuddihee
Sullivan Central PTSA President
April 3rd, 2012 by TNDP
Actress Ashley Judd will be part of Tennessee’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention this fall. Tennessee Democrats finalized the members of its delegation Saturday at a meeting of the state party’s Executive Committee.
Tennessee will send 91 Delegates and seven Alternates to the nominating convention to confirm President Barack Obama’s candidacy on the Democratic [...]
April 3rd, 2012 by TNDP
Tennessee Democrats kicked off the 2012 campaign season by celebrating Jackson Day on the Bicentennial Mall in Nashville this past weekend. Our big tent party went into the night as 700 folks from across the state celebrated our past and looked forward to the future.
We honored Speaker Emeritus Jimmy Naifeh with the Gov. Ned [...]
March 23rd, 2012 by TNDP
Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester today released the following statement on the two year anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the Affordable Care Act – which to date has helped millions of middle class families, seniors, and young people receive quality affordable health care:
“Two years ago with the stroke of a pen, [...]
March 9th, 2012 by TNDP
The state election office made a historic mess of Tennessee’s Presidential Primary — with mistakes that robbed a former U.S. Congressman and his wife of their right to vote and denied voters access to the polls.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett and State Election Coordinator Mark Goins are in charge of the government office [...]
March 8th, 2012 by TNDP
NASHVILLE – Speaker Emeritus Jimmy Naifeh announced today on the House floor that he will not seek re-election to his district 81 seat this fall. Naifeh has served in the House of Representatives for 38-years, 18 of which he spent as Speaker of the House.
“Governor McWherter always told me when it was time to [...]
March 7th, 2012 by TNDP
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester released the following statement tonight on the results of the GOP Primary in Tennessee:
“Mitt Romney’s loss tonight shows that he is out-of-touch with Tennesseans and it raises serious concerns about his chances in November — if he can make it to the general election. Not [...]
February 24th, 2012 by TNDP
Halsam’s “TEAM” Act Would Eliminate Veterans’ Preference for State Workers
Governor Bill Haslam’s stealthy effort to eliminate veterans’ preference for state hires looks poised to hit a very public stumbling block — Tennessee veterans.
Haslam’s TEAM Act would eliminate civil service rules, such as veterans’ preference, that protect taxpayers from political patronage, a corrupted [...]
February 22nd, 2012 by TNDP
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner stood up for Tennessee veterans and their families Tuesday defending the state’s “veterans’ preference” hiring policy.
Governor Bill Haslam and Republicans are proposing to eliminate preference given to military veterans and spouses of deceased and disabled veterans with a change to state personnel rules.
Haslam’s “TEAM Act,” sponsored [...]