October 16, 2017
VOLUME 1 ISSUE 2
The Grand Old Publication is the TNGOP's bi-monthly newsletter to keep you up to date with Republican news and events across the Volunteer State!
Last week, President Trump signed an executive order on energy independence. This order rolls back the Clean Power Plan (CPP), an Environmental Protection Agency decision under President Obama that pushed the bounds of the EPA.
Governor Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Education has focused on raising Tennessee's average ACT score and set a goal to reach 21 by 2020 in order to help ensure that graduates are college and career ready. This year, Tennessee offered a free ACT retake for all High School seniors and is the only state in the nation to do so.
While a lot of the country saw their numbers decline in September, Tennessee is leading the way in small business employment growth. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Governor Haslam are constantly working to make Tennessee a great place to start and grow a business.
Congressman Marsha Blackburn will seek U.S. Senate in 2018
With Senator Bob Corker's decision to retire from the Senate, Congressman Marsha Blackburn has announced that she will run to fill the open seat. Congressman Blackburn is the first candidate to announce for that seat since Senator Corker's retirement decision.
Governor Bill Haslam will not run for Senator Corker's seat
There has been a lot of speculation around Governor Haslam running for Senator Corker's open senate seat. Earlier this month, Governor Haslam released a statement that he will not seek Senator Corker's open seat. His primary reason was that he wants to continue focusing on his current role of Governor stating, "I know that being a candidate for the Senate during my last 15 months as governor would be a distraction from the task at hand."