A note from Mary Mancini

Nashville, Tn – Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini  Democrats have stepped up in record numbers this year. Here’s what the November elections look like, by the numbers: 100+ spectacular state legislature candidates 16 fantastic congressional candidates 2 remarkable gubernatorial candidates 1 formidable U.S. Senate candidate and 1,000s of fired-up […]

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Armed Forces Week

A note from Mary Mancini – Armed Forces Week

Armed Forces Week — Thank you for our Freedom We cannot thank our Armed Forces and their families enough for their service and their sacrifice for our country. This week, Armed Forces Week, and this Saturday, Armed Forces Day, give us another opportunity to publicly thank the brave men and women […]

A Note from Mary Mancini

Republicans REFUSE to Expand Medicaid in Tennessee… AGAIN! Gov. Bill Haslam made another push for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee, but just like before, a handful of extremist Republicans nixed the idea. This time, it was killed in secret in a closed-door meeting. Failure (once again) to expand Medicaid means we’re […]

Controversial gun bill dies in legislative panel; protesters gather to demand stricter controls

Jordan Buie, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee A controversial bill that would allow handgun carry permit holders to take their weapons almost anywhere in Tennessee won’t advance in this year’s legislative session. A subcommittee rejected the proposal Wednesday, a day when a half-dozen gun-related bills came before lawmakers, and scores […]

Union membership holds steady in the South

By Chris KrommFebruary 2, 2018 Despite losing two high-profile organizing campaigns in 2017 — at Boeing’s factory in South Carolina and a Nissan plant in Mississippi — labor unions gained 130,000 members from the Southern workforce last year. Data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in January shows that […]

Doctors raise concerns over Gov. Bill Haslam’s opioid proposal

from the Tennessean […The organization makes several recommendations, including limiting dispensing instead of prescribing. It suggests limiting initial filling of prescriptions at pharmacies to seven days. Another recommendation the group makes is requiring insurance companies to pay for non-opioid pain management treatments. Similar recommendations have been made in others states, […]