Tag: Ron Ramsey

Rural Conversations On Politics

I spend a lot of time talking about politics. Usually I’m in a rural situation, as that is where I currently live, and the conversation usually goes like this. Random person: What do you do? Me: Blah, blah, blah and…

Actions And Words Should Align

Guys, I’m just going to tell you that I’m in no mood this morning for silliness.  I’m sitting reading this article from the Times News Online and it just screams to me that maybe we need to be fact-checking a…

Morning Coffee – Breathe Easy Edition

Tennessee you can rest easy. As Senator Mark Norris tweeted at 2am this morning the Tennessee Legislature adjourned early this morning. Thank God! Y’all, it’s been so bad that one opinion piece yesterday called this legislature inept. More importantly, they…

Doesn’t that Amount to a Tax Increase?

According to the Nashville Business Journal, Senate Republicans have voted to remove a measure that would give $20m in tax credits to flooded businesses in Tennessee. Pro-Business Republicans strike at the heart of small business again! Seriously though, I wonder…

Headbanger’s Budget

Mythical Contingency Funds About to Rain on Our Parade If the budget process this year in the Tennessee State Legislature hasn’t already been contentious enough, there’s a chance it’s going to get worse before it gets better. Tom Humphrey reports…

The Budget Punt

It’s been 18 days since Republicans in the State Senate finally got around to introducing an alternative to the budget proposed by Governor Bredesen in February. The original Republican plan offered draconian cuts to just about everything from economic development…