Tennessee Chamber of Commerce

Tennessee’s so-called “guns in trunks” legislation is up for a vote of the full Senate Monday night, and it now appears set for smooth sailing in the state House. Speaker Beth Harwell says it will likely pass.

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce to Replace President

Jun 12, 2012

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce is replacing its president following two years of spirited legislative debates over business measures ranging from firearms at the workplace to discrimination against gay employees. 

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