Rep. Mike Turner Fighting Republican Plan to Eliminate Veterans’ Preference

February 21st, 2012 by TNDP

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner stood up for Tennessee veterans and their families Tuesday defending the state’s “veterans’ preference” hiring policy.

Governor Bill Haslam and Republicans are proposing to eliminate preference given to military veterans and spouses of deceased and disabled veterans with a change to state personnel rules.

Haslam’s “TEAM Act,” sponsored [...]

TNDP Chair Chip Forrester Respects Gordon’s Decision To Retire From Congress Next Year

December 14th, 2009 by TNDP

“Congressman Bart Gordon has served his district admirably for 25 years. He is a true statesman who votes his convictions and for the best interests of his district. Congressman Gordon had an important impact on working families in Tennessee by helping pass laws that improved lives and allowed children better access to higher education. His [...]