From the Newsroom

Commercial Appeal Editorial: Weak excuse offered for quashing state money to help Memphis ease its backlog of untested rape kits

Memphis Commercial Appeal—April 14th, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, R-Collierville, Thursday quashed an effort to use $2 million from the Senate’s $13 million reserve fund to pay for testing of rape evidence kits from Memphis, explaining that giving the money only to Memphis would be discriminatory. But we wonder how many rape victims whose […] Read More »

Tennessean: Time for the Majority to Explain Their Endgame on Medicaid

The Tennessean—March 14th, 2014
Time for Republicans to explain their endgame on Medicaid The Tennessee state House will vote today to whether to assert its role in negotiations between Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over the expansion of Medicaid. It will be a resounding “no,” on Medicaid expansion, the greatest issue facing […] Read More »

Memphis Flyer: Naughty or Nice? A Shelby Co. legislator examines Santa’s bag for the likely tidings in 2014

January 7th, 2014
With the holiday season here, we know that the next session of the Tennessee General Assembly is just weeks away. Like dutiful Santas, last week the Shelby County delegation heard from local government officials and community leaders as they shared their wishes for the upcoming year. Some of the wishes are as old as my […] Read More »