Entries by Center Hill Sun

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Congressman Rose Proposes Bill to Offer ‘Capital Formation’ Aid to Small Businesses

Press Release from the Office of Republican Tennessee Congressman John Rose, May 10, 2019: Rose Fights for Small Businesses in Rural Communities Link: https://johnrose.house.gov/media/press-releases/rose-fights-small-businesses-rural-communities WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, marking the midpoint of National Small Business Week, Congressman John Rose (TN-6) advocated for the proud small business owners in rural communities of Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District […]


Top TN Republicans Distancing from Casada (Updated)

Two of Tennessee’s foremost elected officeholders, Gov. Bill Lee and Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, have made statements this week highlighting their disapproval with House Speaker Glen Casada, who is embroiled in scandal involving his former chief of staff. In a meeting with the press Thursday, Gov. Lee was asked if he’d request that Casada resign, […]


Strengthening Literacy in Middle TN a Priority for Dollar General

Press Release from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, May 8, 2019: Link: https://www.dgliteracy.org/about-us/ Goodlettsville, Tenn. – May 8, 2019—The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $1.8 million in literacy grants to middle Tennessee schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations today at the Nashville Public Library. “In keeping with Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others, we […]


GOP House Speaker’s Chief of Staff Steps Down Amid Texting Scandal (w/ Video from House Democrats)

A top aide to Glen Casada, Tennessee’s speaker of the House of Representatives, has resigned in wake of revelations that he sent sexually inappropriate and racially demeaning text messages while employed at the state legislature. Nashville news outlets reported Monday that Cade Cothren, the House speaker’s 32-year-old chief of staff, announced he is leaving his […]

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Internet Sports Betting OK’d by TN Legislature

During the closing days of the recently adjourned 2019 legislative session, Tennessee lawmakers approved a measure allowing online-gaming providers to begin legally offering internet-based sports betting in the state. The bill initially passed the House on a vote of 58-37 and cleared the Senate 19-12. The Senate’s version was later adopted by the House, 51-40. […]


House Democrat Walkout Proves Futile

In an apparent effort to thwart an overhaul of the state’s federally funded health-care-for-the-poor program, House Democrats attempted to make an early dash for the exits at the Tennessee statehouse Thursday. The Democrats’ seeming goal was to deprive the Republican-run chamber of a quorum necessary to conduct official legislative business as the 2019 session’s last […]

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Charter School Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

The Tennessee Legislature this week approved a measure that proposes creating a nine-member statewide commission to authorize new charter schools and oversee their subsequent performance. Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, a school-choice proponent, has been promoting the legislation. Under the provisions of Senate Bill 796, the “Public Charter School Commission” would act as an appeals […]

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Blackburn Asks FTC to Probe Online Platforms for Privacy Failings, Antitrust Activities

Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar are petitioning the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether internet giants like Facebook and Google are handling users’ personal information in irresponsible or illegal fashion. Blackburn, a Republican, and Klobuchar, a Democrat, made the request to FTC in a jointly signed letter this week. They said […]

GOP Congressmen from TN Mock CA Democrat Schiff Over Trump-Russia Collusion Theory Collapse

In wake of the blockbuster news that Robert Mueller’s two-year collusion investigation turned up no proof that Donald Trump illegally coordinated or improperly communicated with the Russian government during the 2016 election, a pair of Republican Tennessee congressional lawmakers took the opportunity to take a swipe at one of Congress’s most visible and vocal proselytizers […]