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AFP-Tennessee Launches New Campaign on Justices, A.G.

Group will educate Tennesseans on judges’ liberal records through radio, direct mail. NASHVILLE — The Tennessee chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the state’s foremost advocate for economic freedom, is launching a major new effort to educate the public on the liberal records of the Tennessee Attorney General and three Tennessee Supreme Court justices. The campaign [...]

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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 J

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 J

  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 J

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 J

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 [...]