Right to Work Constitutional Amendment Passes Tennessee House & Senate

A resolution to add Tennessee’s Right to Work law to the state constitution passed its final hurdle for the year. On Wednesday night, the Tennessee House of Representatives approved the measure by a vote of 68 ayes to 22 nays. Senate Joint Resolution 648 is sponsored by Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) and Representative Robin Smith (R-Hixon). Continue reading

Attorney General opinion on Memphis City Council mask mandate

Today I requested an opinion from the Tennessee Attorney General on an ordinance adopted by the Memphis City Council requiring face masks to be worn in certain public places and businesses. Continue reading

Reopening Tennessee

Tennessee is beginning a phased reopening. As we prepare to resume life in this new normal, maintaining social distancing practices will remain essential. Let’s all work together to keep everyone safe as we go back out into the world. Continue reading

Money for Businesses

If you own a small business (fewer than 500 employees), starting TODAY you can apply for a 100% forgivable loan to keep everyone on the payroll.   Continue reading

Protecting Worker's Rights

I am happy to share that my proposal to add Tennessee's Right to Work law to our state constitution, guaranteeing future generations of Tennessee workers their right to work regardless of whether they choose to join a union, passed the Senate by a vote of 24-5. Continue reading

Right to Work Constitutional Amendment Passes Tennessee Senate

Today, a resolution to add Tennessee’s Right to Work law to the state constitution passed the Tennessee Senate with over a two thirds supermajority vote.   Continue reading

2020 Legislative Preview

Next week, the Tennessee legislature will meet back in Nashville to begin the 2020 legislative session. I wanted to take a moment to share with you one of my legislative priorities for this year.  Continue reading

Wishing you joy this Christmas season!

From my family to yours, I hope that your holidays are filled with joy, peace, and the blessing of good friends and family. Continue reading

A $7,000 Scholarship

Over the last few weeks, I have met with many families in my district to share how to access the $7,000 scholarship that our Education Savings Account program will provide. Continue reading

Legislation for Election Night

It's a big week for Memphis! Election Day is this Thursday, October 3. State law prescribes that early and absentee voting results may not be released until all polls in the county are closed and every voter waiting in line has voted. In Shelby County, this means that early voting and absentee vote counts often cannot be released until after 8 o'clock. However, the definition of poll closure is interpreted differently across the state: other counties seem to release their early and absentee results at 7:01pm. Continue reading