TN Action Items: Update for the Week of May 10

Last week, the legislation working its way through the Tennessee General Assembly and Governor’s office took a back seat to the disastrous flooding that occurred in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.  If you would like to help your fellow Tennesseans as they work to get back on their feet, WKRN in Nashville has compiled a list…

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Legislative Update for the Week of April 12

In addition to the health care and free enterprise legislation going before the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday, there are several other important bills that need our support this week. The issuance of a state attorney general opinion that leaves out the most important part of the Constitution’s supremacy clause and then proceeds to completely…

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Tennessee Boasts 13 Signers of the 10-4 Pledge

The Great State of Tennessee now boasts 13 signers of the Tenth Amendment Center’s 10-4 Pledge. By signing the 10-4 Pledge each candidate commits to uphold the U.S. Constitution and specifically the Tenth Amendment every decision, every time, no excuses. To read the pledge, visit http://pledge.tenthamendmentcenter.com. Not all signed pledges have been posted on the…

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Tennessee’s Lt. Gov. Fighting Back

As a Tennessean I am proud to see my current Lt. Governor and gubernatorial candidate, Ron Ramsey, fighting against the unconstitutional health reform package passed by our federal government. Below is Lt. Governor Ramsey’s recent press release calling on our state to assert its Tenth Amendment rights. March 22, 2010 The healthcare legislation passed yesterday…

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Action Item: Movement on 4 Important Bills in Tennessee

The Tennessee General Assembly will be taking action on four important bills this week.  These bills cover a wide range of issues, including health care, greenhouse gas regulation, Real ID, and firearms.  It is critical to contact state legislators as soon as possible to express support for these bills. SB3177/HB2417 – Health Care Choice Act…

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Action Alert: TN Sovereignty Bills in Committee

The Industrial Impact Subcommittee of the House Commerce Committee is attempting to prevent legislation introduced by Rep. Susan Lynn from making their way to the House floor.  Four pieces of legislation introduced by Lynn have been deferred to the subcommittee’s to the last calendar meeting.  According to a letter sent to a Tennessee Tenth Amendment…

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Constitutional County Sheriffs in TN

Rep. Eddie Bass, a retired county sheriff, has introduced a resolution in the Tennessee General Assembly affirming the role of the constitutional sheriff in Tennessee counties.  HJR771 proposes an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that would define the county sheriff as the chief law enforcement officer in his or her county.  The proposed amendment states: The…

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Obamacare vs TN Sovereignty

Some Tennessee legislators sent the attorney general the follow letter, claiming the state’s right to refuse the unconstitutional national healthcare plan. Attorney General Robert E. Cooper, Jr. P.O. Box 20207 Nashville, TN 37202-0207 Dear General Cooper, This letter is to formally request that you prepare to take the appropriate legal action against the federal government…

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