Ron Ramsey

Politics
2:09 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

TN Governor Unsure About Medicaid Expansion

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.

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Politics
8:40 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Ramsey Against NRA-Backed Sealing of Carry Permits

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.

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Government
8:35 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Ramsey Appoints Two to Tenn. Technology Development Corp.

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.

Tennessee Government
7:25 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Open Meetings Opinion Soothes Lawmaker Worries

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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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Morning Cram
10:49 am
Thu April 5, 2012

the morning cram [so long, and thanks for all the fish edition]

Associated Press

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.

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2012 Tennessee General Assembly
9:10 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Ramsey Chides Chamber of Commerce for Gun Focus

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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

2012 Tennessee General Assembly
7:51 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Lawmakers and NRA Fighting Over Parking Lot Gun Laws

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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.