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A contentious bill seeking to declare the Holy Bible the official book of Tennessee is headed back for a vote in the full state Senate.  

One of the most powerful figures in Tennessee politics over the past two decades, Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, says he won't seek another term.

Education Summit in Nashville Announced

Sep 3, 2014

Top Tennessee Government officials will convene key stakeholders of K-12 education from across the state in Nashville September 18th  for Tennessee’s Education Summit.

Governor Bill Haslem, Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, State House Speaker Beth Harwell, and nine other state lawmakers will participate in the summit, whose theme is:  Progress of the Past, Present and Future. 

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.

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.

Tennessee Technology Development Corp.

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.

Open Meetings Opinion Soothes Lawmaker Worries

Jun 18, 2012

A Tennessee legislator says a recent legal opinion from the state’s attorney general has soothed concerns about the state’s open meetings law.  

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Apparently political candidates, unlike everyone else, really enjoy long goodbyes.

NPR reports people are beginning to question Rick Santorum's continuing campaign, as they have Gingrich and Paul's for a while.

Ramsey Chides Chamber of Commerce for Gun Focus

Apr 5, 2012

Tennessee Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is chiding the state’s Chamber of Commerce for focusing on a bill guaranteeing workers the right to store firearms in vehicles parked on company lots.  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.  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.  Ramsey also criticized the Chamber's support for expanding pre-ki

Lawmakers and NRA Fighting Over Parking Lot Gun Laws

Mar 6, 2012

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.  The NRA's chief lobbyist, Chris W. Cox, has demanded in a letter to state lawmakers that the original bill be adopted without any changes.   The measure is roundly opposed by business groups and the state's police chiefs on the basis that it would infringe on property rights and raise safety concerns.