Crockett for 3-27-15
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Legislature Continues Assault on Property Rights with Guns In Parking Lots Update...more from Crockett
State Lawmakers Are The True Takers in Nashville
Tennessee lawmakers pass guns-in-parking-lots update
Pro-voucher groups dropped quarter million dollars on lawmakers in Ed committee
Resolution seeking revival of Insure TN wins first vote
Monday, March 23, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
This is well worth the read. Here are some things of note that I picked up:
Politico Energy Report
A pair of competing bills aimed at renewing the Export-Import Bank were introduced in the Senate yesterday. One bill, led by Sens. Mark Kirk and Heidi Heitkamp, as well as another six senators evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, would extend the Ex-Im's charter for four years and lower its lending cap from $140 billion to $135 billion. The legislation would also raise the percentage of the agency's operations that must go toward supporting small businesses from 20 to 25 percent. Meanwhile, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, and three fellow Democrats, introduced their own version that would renew the Bank for seven years, and raise its lending cap by $20 billion, to $160 billion.
The other important difference: Besides funding, the biggest difference between the two bills relates to existing restrictions on coal financing. Shaheen's bill does not include language that would permanently override restrictions on the financing of coal-fired power plants abroad. On the other hand, the Kirk-Heitkamp bill removes coal restrictions completely by prohibiting discrimination against any energy sources. The Kirk-Heitkamp bill: http://politico.pro/1Gwnmkw. The Shaheen, Democrat bill: http://politico.pro/1I2Ehw9 (h/t Pro Trade's Victoria Guida)A Republican goes green?
The New York Audubon is awarding GOP Rep. Chris Gibson its highest award tomorrow, the William B. Hoyt Environmental Excellence Award, for his dedication to protecting the state's environment. His advocacy for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Forest Legacy Program, the Long Island Sound and Great Lakes restoration got the group's attention. Coincidentally, Gibson was also the sole Republican to vote against two GOP EPA bills this week.
Politico Energy Report
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Robert Houk:Enough of the nonsense in Nashville
Tenn. GOPer slams Volkswagen: Creating 200,000 jobs is ‘intentionally’ a ‘magnet for unionized labor’
TN House speaker calls for 'pre-meeting' transparency
Republican lawmakers to pitch medical marijuana plan
Naifeh says Democrats were more open than Republicans when they controlled House
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
This and more from Crockett: