Ron Ramsey http://wkms.org en TN Governor Unsure About Medicaid Expansion http://wkms.org/post/tn-governor-unsure-about-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p>Lawmakers in Tennessee are watching Florida closely after the state’s conservative Republican governor went along with a major piece of the Affordable Care Act. Governor Bill Haslam is still on the fence about expanding the state’s Medicaid program – known as TennCare. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:09:51 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 28382 at http://wkms.org TN Governor Unsure About Medicaid Expansion Ramsey Against NRA-Backed Sealing of Carry Permits http://wkms.org/post/ramsey-against-nra-backed-sealing-carry-permits <p></p><p>Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is opposing a National Rifle Association-backed effort to block public access to the state's handgun carry permits. Ramsey says the ability to scrutinize the identities of people with handgun carry permits strengthens gun advocates' arguments that they are worthy of carrying loaded firearms in public. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:40:00 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28189 at http://wkms.org Ramsey Against NRA-Backed Sealing of Carry Permits Ramsey Appoints Two to Tenn. Technology Development Corp. http://wkms.org/post/ramsey-appoints-two-tenn-technology-development-corp <p>Tennessee Lt. Go. Ron Ramsey has appointed two men to the state’s Technology Development Corp. board of directors. East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland and Eastman Chemical Co.’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Greg Nelson join the board of the nonprofit organization. The corporation was created by the state legislature to attract new science and technology businesses to Tennessee and expand those already there.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:35:58 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 23343 at http://wkms.org Ramsey Appoints Two to Tenn. Technology Development Corp. Open Meetings Opinion Soothes Lawmaker Worries http://wkms.org/post/open-meetings-opinion-soothes-lawmaker-worries <p>A Tennessee legislator says a recent legal opinion from the state&rsquo;s attorney general has soothed concerns about the state&rsquo;s open meetings law.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:25:16 +0000 Associated Press 18414 at http://wkms.org Open Meetings Opinion Soothes Lawmaker Worries the morning cram [so long, and thanks for all the fish edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-so-long-and-thanks-all-fish-edition <p>Apparently political candidates, unlike everyone else, really enjoy long goodbyes.</p><p>NPR reports people are beginning to question Rick Santorum&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/04/05/149992080/kick-off-the-second-half-or-why-some-politicians-dont-know-when-to-say-when">continuing campaign</a>, as they have Gingrich and Paul&#39;s for a while.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:49:11 +0000 Gary Pitts 17527 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [so long, and thanks for all the fish edition] Ramsey Chides Chamber of Commerce for Gun Focus http://wkms.org/post/ramsey-chides-chamber-commerce-gun-focus <p>Tennessee Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is chiding the state&rsquo;s Chamber of Commerce for focusing on a bill guaranteeing workers the right to store firearms in vehicles parked on company lots.&nbsp; Ramsey told the group Wednesday there are far more important business issues pending in the Legislature, like making it easier to deny unemployment insurance to fired employees.&nbsp; While the Republican acknowledged the guns-in-parking-lots measure involves prickly property rights issues, he says he expects to reach a compromise on the matter.&nbsp; Ramsey also criticized the Chamber&#39;s sup Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:10:05 +0000 Associated Press 17524 at http://wkms.org Ramsey Chides Chamber of Commerce for Gun Focus Lawmakers and NRA Fighting Over Parking Lot Gun Laws http://wkms.org/post/lawmakers-and-nra-fighting-over-parking-lot-gun-laws <p>The National Rifle Association is at odds with Tennessee Republican leaders over proposed limitations to a bill requiring employers allow workers to store firearms in vehicles parked on company lots. &nbsp;The NRA&#39;s chief lobbyist, Chris W. Cox, has demanded in a letter to state lawmakers that the original bill be adopted without any changes.&nbsp;&nbsp; The measure is roundly opposed by business groups and the state&#39;s police chiefs on the basis that it would infringe on&nbsp;property rights and raise safety concerns. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 13:51:34 +0000 Associated Press 17173 at http://wkms.org Lawmakers and NRA Fighting Over Parking Lot Gun Laws