Senate Speaker and Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) announced on Wednesday that he will not be seeking re-election, instead retiring at the end of this legislative session after a 24-year legislative career. In an emotional address to the Senate, Ramsey stated that he was retiring to spend more time with his growing family. His fifth … Continued

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109th Tennessee General Assembly Begins

State lawmakers convened on Tuesday for the first day of the 109th General Assembly.¬† The Oath of Office was administered to members and they officially elected leadership. As anticipated, House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) was re-elected, as was Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville). The first week of the legislature’s work is largely organizational:¬† They’ll elect … Continued

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