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AFP Applauds Haslam for Signing Stop ObamaCare Act

April 16, 2014

NASHVILLE — Americans for Prosperity is applauding Governor Haslam today for signing landmark legislation into law. The Stop ObamaCare Act, which the group supported, was approved in both houses with overwhelming majorities. The act requires legislative approval before a governor can expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. AFP- TN state director Andrew Ogles released [...]

AFP Locks Horns with GOP Governor over Tax Issue

April 14, 2014

Washington Post, CSPAN taking interest as Hall Tax debate heats up.  NASHVILLE – The Tennessee chapter of Americans for Prosperity is working to help repeal the Hall Income Tax against the wishes of Republican Governor Bill Haslam. Ninety-two of 132 state legislators have either signed on to cosponsor the bill or promised support of HB [...]

AFP Supported Hall Income Tax Repeal Gains Support

April 02, 2014

NASHVILLE (04/02/2014)—The AFP Sponsored Hall Income Tax Repeal bill is gaining momentum quickly in the legislature. As amended SB1427/HB 1367 would make 1% cuts to the Hall Income Tax annually when the state can afford the reduction. Over 80 legislators have signed the pledge with another 20 or so expected by the day’s end. AFP- [...]

AFP Supported Stop ObamaCare Act Goes to Governor

March 28, 2014

  HHS Secretary Sibelius Visits Tennessee as the legislature sends the Stop ObamaCare Act to the Governor’s desk.   NASHVILLE (03/27/2014)—AFP Sponsored Stop ObamaCare Act pushes towards the finish line after the Senate vote today. The Stop ObamaCare Act was approved in both houses with overwhelming majorities in recent weeks. The Senate had to strip [...]

Repeal the Hall Income TAX

March 19, 2014

Americans for Prosperity has joined forces with Americans for Tax Reform, the Beacon Center, Senator Mark Green, and Representative Charles Sargent forming a plan to eliminate the Hall Income Tax.  SB 1427 by Green/ HB 1367 by Sargent Beginning  January 1, 2015, annually reduces the rate of the Hall Income Tax by one percent in fiscal year 2015-2016, and [...]

Lawmakers say NO to Federal Over-reach in the Classrooms

March 14, 2014

This week, House Republicans voted overwhelmingly to pass legislation protecting Tennessee educational values in schools across the state.  The bill, which passed the House 81-9 and with strong bipartisan support, is the first piece of legislation passed this year to address issues raised with Common Core and student data collection privacy concerns. A number of [...]

President’s Budget: Groundhog Day, Again

March 10, 2014

By Thomas Fletcher In an exercise that is beginning to look reminiscent of the Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day, President Obama released his fiscal year 2015 budget plan this week. Like each of the President’s five preceding budget blueprints, this year’s edition is short on meaningful reform — piling up deficits and adding to our [...]

AFP Supported Stop ObamaCare Act Powers Through Senate 23-6

March 06, 2014

NASHVILLE — AFP applauded the passage of the Stop ObamaCare Act on Thursday, which sailed through the Senate on a 23-6 vote.  Senator Brain Kelsey’s legislation will prevent the further expansion of ObamaCare in Tennessee. Other states have fallen into the trap of “free federal funny money” only to have disastrous results when implementing ObamaCare [...]

Ending the Lobby Against Children

February 27, 2014

Taxpayers have been outraged to hear their hard-earned tax dollars are being used to lobby against their children’s best interest. Legislation introduced this year will allow oversight of education budgets by providing a line item for lobbying expenditures. Officials will need to show just cause for spending thousands outside the classroom when it is desperately [...]

AFP Applauds Stop ObamaCare Act Passage 69-24 in TN House

February 25, 2014

Bill puts TN’s fiscal future “ahead of President’s empty promises,” says director Ogles. NASHVILLE – Americans for Prosperity – Tennessee (AFPTN) applauds the passage of House bill 937, the Stop Obamacare Act. The sponsor, Rep. Jeremy Durham stated: “This legislation ensures that the legislature will have the ability to block any proposed Medicaid Expansion pursuant [...]

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