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Common Core Support Plummets

Parents with school-aged children, conservatives, and moderate republicans are among the growing opposition to Common Core. The reasons are all over the board but, the overall concern is the federal overtake of our education system. Fewer education decisions being made at the state and local level paired with a greater emphasis on standardized testing is [...]

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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 J,

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 [...]

Stop ObamaCare Act Passes House 69:24

February 25, 2014 J

(February 24, 2014) NASHVILLE – Americans for Prosperity – Tennessee (AFPTN) applauds the passage of House bill 937, the AFP sponsored 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 to Obamacare. The bill also provides that any [...]

AFP Sponsored Stop ObamaCare Act Heads for Full Vote

February 19, 2014

NASHVILLE (2/18/2014) – The Stop ObamaCare Act passed key House and Senate Committees with ease today. Sponsors of HB 937 / SB 804, Representative Jeremy Durham and Senator Brian Kelsey expect this innovative legislation to reach the main chamber floors for a full vote early next week. Americans for Prosperity State Director Andrew Ogles stated: [...]