President Joe Biden Called On States And Congress Wednesday To Implement A Temporary Federal Gas Tax Holiday As The National Average Price Per Gallon Hovers Around $5 Per Gallon. Critics Say The Administration Needs To Ease Regulations On Oil And Gas Drilling In The U.S.Read more
Currently, In Tennessee, Hemp Products Containing A Small Amount Of THC Are Legal, And Efforts By Legislators To Ban Or Regulate Certain Hemp Products In The Volunteer State Failed To Move Forward During The Last Legislative Session.Read more
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Is One Of 18 Republican Governors To Send A Letter To U.S. Secretary Of Education Miguel Cardona Opposing Proposed Federal Regulations For Charter Schools.Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court Reversed A Lower Court Ruling That Blocked A Rule That Limits How States Can Veto Big Energy Projects Through The Clean Water Act.Read more
U.S. Gasoline Prices Reached A 7-Year-High This Week, With The National Average Of A Regular Gallon Of Gasoline Rising To $3.399. With Higher Expected Fuel Costs And More Consumption Of Energy Due To A Colder Winter, EIA Expects Propane Expenditures To Increase By 54%.Read more
The Commissioner Of The Tennessee Department Of Labor & Workforce Development Said He Will Not Rescind An Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) Rule Regarding Covid-19 Mitigation Efforts In Health Care Facilities.Read more
U.S. Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger (R-TN) Recently Introduced The Natural Immunity Is Real Act In The House Of Representatives. If Passed, This Bill Would Require Federal Agencies To Take Into Account Naturally Acquired Immunity From Previous Covid-19 Infection When Issuing Any Rules Or Regulations Aimed At Protecting From The Virus.Read more
We have heard the argument over and over again from GOP leadership here in Tennessee, “we don’t regulate businesses here in Tennessee.” And that argument is used to try and convince the public that private employers have a liberty right to force and/or coerce their employees into making decisions as a condition of employment.
Yet, EVERY member of that same GOP leadership supports the Right to Work Amendment to our Constitution which will come up for a vote in the general election in 2022. So, the legislature is willing to restrict a private business from requiring their employees to be part of a labor union, but unwilling to restrict a business from forcing medical decisions on their employees? It sounds to me that “restricting business” really has nothing to do with it.
It is time that we put the politics aside here in Tennessee and get this done in the upcoming Special Session!Read more
Gas Prices Nationwide Have Skyrocketed Even As The Biden Administration Considers New Energy Regulations, Raising Questions About The Energy Markets And The Federal Government’s Role In Protecting Consumer Costs.Read more
Have You Heard The Mantra Regurgitated In Almost Every Press Release Of GOP Establishment Leaders? Or Take A Look At Their Twitter Feed Lately?
You’ll Find The Phrase, “We Are Pro-business.” And Honestly, That Sounds Good, Right? I Mean, What Conservative Would Be Against Business Growth Or Want To See Businesses Stifled Under Burdensome Government Regulation? So, In Those Terms, Pro-Business Makes Sense.
But Lately, That Phrase Is Beginning To Take On A Whole New Meaning For Me, And Not In A Good Way. Why? Because We Are Witnessing The Ever-increasing Power Of Large Global Corporations That Influence Policy In Our State That Do Not Necessarily Align With Tennessee Values.