A new governor is presented with an unprecedented opportunity to repeal an outdated and burdensome regulatory code and replace it with a more streamlined and sensible set of rules. Other states should be paying close attention.
I am aware of the issues concerning the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Since this controversy has arisen, I have spoken with Speaker Casada, other members of the House, and I have corresponded with numerous residents of West Knoxville. I am monitoring additional developments, if any.
While everyone is entitled to their opinion, ultimately, any change in Mr. Casada’s status in the legislature, or not, will be determined solely by the members of the House after due consideration of the facts and circumstances. When the time comes for that, I will do that which I believe is in the best interest of Tennesseans.
5 days ago
I appreciate the input of our 18th District constituents concerning our Speaker. Given today’s vote, I believe it is now time for Speaker Casada, for the Republican party and for our state, to step aside and for a new speaker of the House to be elected as soon as possible.
4 weeks ago
The 2019-2020 Budget of the state of Tennessee contains over $35,000,000 in tax cuts for Tennesseans, including elimination of the “gym tax”, and elimination of the professional privilege tax as it applies to 15 of the existing professions on the list.