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Sen. Norris: State’s ranking on child well-being ‘unacceptable’

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NASHVILLE — Following the release of a report ranking Tennessee 36th in overall child well-being last week, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) called on his legislative colleagues and the Haslam Administration to focus more effectively on the needs of the state’s youth. The Annie E. Casey Foundation last week issued a report ranking states […]

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Senators introduce Employee Rights Act

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Washington, D.C. — Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the senior Republican in the United States Senate as well as a member and former chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the Employee Rights Act in the United States Senate on Monday, alongside the sponsor of the House companion bill, Rep. Tom […]

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Opinions across Tennessee for July 23, 2015

Obama sends Iran deal to UN prematurely CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, denounced the Obama administration’s decision to endorse the Iran nuclear deal at the United Nations (UN) Security Council before a vote in Congress. “The administration’s decision … is contrary to the spirit of […]

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Senate sends ‘Every Child Achieves Act’ to House

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On July 16, the U.S. Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 81-17. What that says to me and should say to the American people is that not only is there a consensus in this country that everybody wants to fix No Child Left Behind, it means […]

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Me and the mayor? Yeah, we’re tight. Got his cell number

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My status in the Bartlett community has been redefined. Devastatingly so. Short version: I’m not nearly as influential as I once thought. For years I’ve been writing that I am one of the few who were privy to Mayor Keith McDonald’s personal cell phone number. “I could share it with you,” I would say, “but […]

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Senate debates the ‘law that everyone wants to fix’

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This week the U.S. Senate began debate on a bipartisan agreement to fix No Child Left Behind, an education law that Newsweek magazine calls the “law that everyone wants to fix.” The agreement would end the federal mandate on Common Core and restore responsibility to states, local officials, teachers and parents for 50 million children […]

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Legislative roundup for July 16, 2015

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Corker, Alexander doubt nuclear deal with Iran WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, commented Tuesday on the announcement of a nuclear agreement with Iran. “Throughout these negotiations, I have expressed significant concerns to the administration about the crossing of red line after red line as we have […]

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Love endures crises of health, failing self-confidence

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A very dear friend of mine is going through a difficult time. Her dear mother recently suffered a stroke. Sherry was the one who found her and the way she found her is a story in itself. Sherry was cutting her yard and, without warning, her lawnmower quit working. So she called her mother to […]

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Bill would fix ‘No Child Left Behind’ and end unpopular Common Core mandate

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Next week, the U.S. Senate will begin debate on a bipartisan agreement to fix No Child Left Behind. I negotiated this bill, the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, with the Senate education committee’s Ranking Member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. We found a consensus about the urgent need to fix this law as well as […]

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Keep the momentum going for positive changes in the law

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I am writing you from Charleston, South Carolina, where I joined President Obama and members of Congress today [June 26] in paying my respects to the victims of the Charleston Church shooting. This week, we saw a number of changes in our country. The Supreme Court ruled that Memphians can keep the healthcare subsidies they […]

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