Last week, Gov. Haslam announced the elimination of 1% raises for state employees and 2% raises for teachers. After meeting for months, the legislature has done nothing to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands. And again, Tennessee made the Colbert Report last week because of our legislature.
Our legislature isn't working for people because it's not really designed to represent the people. We have to begin reforming our political system, and that's one thing I want to do in the state senate.Read more
The Tennessee legislature is out of control. Tennessee ranks near the bottom in health care, early childhood education, and children in poverty. But rather than addressing the real challenges facing the state, the General Assembly is intent on interfering with local governments.
Abandoning the principle of local control, Tennessee lawmakers are trying to "control the locals."Read more
March 13, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NASHVILLE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTIONS TRADES COUNCIL AND ITS 17 AFFILIATED UNIONS ENDORSE JEFF YARBRO FOR STATE SENATE
Nashville, TN – Today the Nashville Building and Construction Trades Council and all its affiliates announced its full endorsement of Jeff Yarbro for Tennessee State Senate District 21.
“We are proud to support Jeff because he understands that our members go to work when our state economy is growing,” said Anthony Nicholson, President of the Nashville Building and Construction Trades Council. “Working construction means waking up before dawn, putting on your boots, and joining your crew to make things work. That’s what Jeff is about.”Read more