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November 25, 2014

Senate Democrats elect Sen. Lee Harris Minority Leader

September 5, 2014

Sen. Harper to host community forum on Woodland Hills

August 8, 2014

Democrats nominate fresh faces for state Senate

April 11, 2014

Republicans strike down funds for rape kit tests

April 9, 2014

Sen. Jim Kyle: state budget out of line with priorities of regular people

April 8, 2014

Sen. Jim Kyle supports equal pay for women

March 31, 2014

Gov. Haslam turns back on Tennessee teachers

March 24, 2014

Republicans vote down equal pay for women

January 21, 2014

Republican majority barriers to voting in place

July 11, 2013

State Sen. Lowe Finney pitches West TN to European investors

April 10, 2013

Democrats urge Gov. Haslam to restore DCS funding

February 27, 2013

House, Senate Democrats push for vote to expand Medicaid

February 27, 2013

Tennessee can use $356 million rainy day fund to weather federal budget cuts

November 28, 2012

Sens. Jim Kyle, Lowe Finney reelected to lead Senate Democratic Caucus

November 13, 2012

Democratic leaders urge Haslam to set up TN Insurance Exchange

September 25, 2012

Democratic leaders call for hearing into voting irregularities

September 19, 2012

Senate Democrats condemn state sanctions against Metro Nashville Public Schools

August 29, 2012

Democratic leaders ask state officials to delay certification of August primary results

August 28, 2012

Senate Democrats call for inquiry into voting irregularities

August 3, 2012

Sen. Finney: 'Expect some surprises this November'

July 12, 2012

Senate Democrats call for tax relief

June 20, 2012

Senate Democrats call for tuition freeze, food tax cut

June 13, 2012

Kyle calls for tuition freeze, food tax cut with excess revenues

June 7, 2012

Senate Democratic leaders support Governor's refusal to play politics with Pre-K

May 1, 2012

Senate Dems tout jobs successes

April 25, 2012

Berke passes Tennessee Works Act

March 27, 2012

Senate Dems defend voting rights as Republicans put up barriers

March 8, 2012

Statement from Chairman Finney on Speaker Naifeh's retirement

March 6, 2012

Democrats oppose lottery scholarship cuts

February 28, 2012

Democrats applaud reinstatement of veterans support in state hiring

February 28, 2012

Berke will not seek re-election

February 27, 2012

Barnes' carbon monoxide protection bill passes

February 14, 2012

Sen. Barnes to meet with U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta regarding military spouse benefits

February 8, 2012

Sen. Tate: Increasing class size is bad idea

February 3, 2012

Statement from Chairman Lowe Finney on recent Senate announcements

January 30, 2012

Text of Democratic response to State of the State address

January 6, 2012

Statement from Chairman Finney on redistricting process

January 5, 2012

Berke applauds steps by Haslam to address violent crime

January 4, 2012

Statement from Chairman Finney on redistricting

January 3, 2012

Herron welcomes jobs to Henry County

December 22, 2011

Stewart to host Jan. 3 town hall meeting on Taft Center

December 8, 2011

Sen. Stewart fights to keep Taft Center open

December 8, 2011

Sen. Barnes encourages Tennesseans to buy local this Christmas

November 8, 2011

Chairman Finney's statement on State Senate District 6 election

October 19, 2011

Democratic Chairmen file bill to repeal voter photo ID law

October 6, 2011

Democrats announce first phase of job creation plan

September 28, 2011

Senate Dems congratulate Gloria Johnson on nomination

September 28, 2011

Sen. Kyle calls for new focus in lottery scholarship talks

September 24, 2011

Jobs Tour, Day 6: Education and Agribusiness

September 24, 2011

Jobs Tour, Day 5: Emerging Fields

September 23, 2011

Jobs Tour, Day 4: Clean Energy Jobs

September 21, 2011

Jobs Tour, Day 3: Technical Jobs

September 21, 2011

Jobs Tour, Day 2: Small Businesses

September 19, 2011

Jobs Tour, Day 1: Education and Infrastructure

September 7, 2011

House, Senate Dems announce statewide jobs tour Sept. 19-24

August 26, 2011

Sen. Harper: Statement on passing of Justice A.A. Birch

August 25, 2011

Sen. Barnes: Nashville State coming to Clarksville

August 23, 2011

Sen. Henry: Cover basic services, avert more damage

July 28, 2011

Sen. Finney: Voter ID law needless ploy to disenfranchise voters

July 12, 2011

Sen. Berke: Leaders don't reflect values

July 11, 2011

Stewart, Fitzhugh draft Caylee's Law legislation for Tennessee

July 5, 2011

Sen. Barnes: Caseworker shortage has led to parole problems

May 26, 2011

Sen. Marrero: State toughens exploitation laws

May 25, 2011

Sen. Stewart: Health care compact is a recipe for abuse

May 21, 2011

Senate Dems win unemployment benefits extension

May 20, 2011

Senate Dems disappointed by final vote targeting teachers

May 19, 2011

Burks passes bill to strengthen education accountability

May 13, 2011

May 13 Legislative Update

May 12, 2011

Senate Democrats fight for victims

May 9, 2011

Legislative Update: May 6

May 2, 2011

Senate Dems fight bill restricting teachers' rights

April 27, 2011

Berke bill to preserve military medals passes Senate committee

April 26, 2011

Berke receives clean energy award

April 25, 2011

April 22 Legislative Update

April 22, 2011

Barnes bill to assist military families passes Senate committee

April 15, 2011

April 15 Legislative Update

April 12, 2011

Democrats still asking for answers on jobs

April 8, 2011

Legislative Update: April 8

April 7, 2011

Senate unanimously passes Berke bill to track domestic violence offenders

April 6, 2011

Sen. Finney's free voter photo ID bill passes Senate committee

April 5, 2011

Senate Democratic Caucus statement on passing of Gov. Ned Ray McWherter

April 5, 2011

Sen. Stewart passes bill to support Volunteer Tennessee

March 31, 2011

Legislative Update: March 31

March 25, 2011

Legislative Update: March 25

March 22, 2011

Herron defends open meetings and records

March 16, 2011

State of the State response: Governor must back up talk of job creation

March 10, 2011

Senate Dems disappointed in continued GOP attacks against teachers

March 10, 2011

Barnes, Pitts announce proposal to help military families

March 9, 2011

Senate Dems condemn first strike against teachers

March 8, 2011

Senate Democratic Caucus statement on Senate District 18 election

March 4, 2011

Legislative Update (Feb. 28-Mar 4)

March 2, 2011

Democrats stand for teachers, students, working families

March 1, 2011

Stewart requests Franklin Co. tornado relief

February 25, 2011

Tenn. Democrats want answers on jobs

February 23, 2011

Senate Dems fight for Tennesseans' health care coverage

February 23, 2011

Sen. Henry: Politics would comprimise work of attorney general

February 18, 2011

Sen. Tate: Attracting jobs requires proactive approach

February 18, 2011

Sen. Kyle files bill to repeal Memphis schools legislation

February 16, 2011

Senate Democrats condemn legislation targeting teachers

February 15, 2011

Senate Democrats disappointed over Republican efforts to disenfranchise voters

February 14, 2011

Sen. Berke: Keep HOPE Alive

February 13, 2011

Sens. Finney and Haynes: Voter ID bill undercuts seniors' right to vote

February 11, 2011

Sen. Tate: Schools bill shows disregard for local governments

February 4, 2011

VIDEO: Watch Memphis school board member on consolidation legislation

February 4, 2011

Sen. Tate: Lawmakers play political games with teachers and students

February 3, 2011

Sen. Berke: Targeting teachers is wrong

February 1, 2011

Sen. Stewart: Legislation attacks teachers for political gain

January 28, 2011

Sen. Harper: Black Caucus will make sure GOP focuses on jobs

January 28, 2011

Sen. Berke hears health care is top concern at town hall meeting

January 28, 2011

Sen. Tate: "Bath salts," other drugs becoming a moving target

January 27, 2011

Sen. Marrero: Memphis schools debate is local issue

January 24, 2011

Sen. Marrero: Unrestricted guns pose needless risk

January 21, 2011

Sen. Tate: Committee assignments present challenges, opportunities

January 18, 2011

Sen. Stewart: Synthetic drugs growing problem in Coffee Co.

January 14, 2011

Sen. Barnes requests AG opinion on former Clarksville mayor taking $140K city job

January 14, 2011

Sen. Tate: Tragedy reminds lawmakers to maintain respect

January 13, 2011

Senate Democrats receive committee assignments

January 12, 2011

Sen. Marrero chosen as Shelby County Delegation Chair

January 11, 2011

Sen. Stewart: Time to build on past successes for Tennessee's future

January 8, 2011

Sen. Berke: Tennessee must create jobs, not talk

December 28, 2010

Tennessean editorial: CHOICES gains national recognition

December 22, 2010

Sen. Tate: Schools debate must put students first

December 17, 2010

Sen. Tate: Help with heating bills relies on generosity

December 15, 2010

Senate Democrats re-elect Finney, Kyle to top caucus posts

December 9, 2010

Sen. Finney: Older residents need top voice in government

November 23, 2010

Sen. Haynes calls for more oversight on used mattress law

November 17, 2010

Sen. Berke: Education commitment begins with pre-K

November 9, 2010

Sen. Harper remembers life, work of Rep. Ulysses Jones Jr.

November 4, 2010

Sen. Finney: Tennesseans' needs unchanged after election

October 29, 2010

Sen. Tate: Low African-American voter turnout must improve

October 25, 2010

Sen. Barnes: Montgomery Co. part of first Tenn. regional children's care system

October 25, 2010

Sen. Stewart: Why I'm voting to protect hunting and fishing

October 25, 2010

Sen. Tate: Foreclosures still real problem in Shelby Co.

October 23, 2010

Sen. Henry named Legislator of the Year by TNAAO

October 18, 2010

Sen. Marrero: Time for serious conversation on medical cannabis

October 14, 2010

Sen. Burks to honor fallen Monterey soldier

October 14, 2010

Sen. Berke named Outstanding Senator by county officials

October 13, 2010

Early voting begins October 13

October 13, 2010

Sen. Jackson: Mountaintop removal mining must be stopped

October 8, 2010

Sen. Tate: TennCare program will help neediest

October 1, 2010

Sen. Finney receives regional award for helping Tenn. seniors

October 1, 2010

Sen. Berke: Time is now for transportation plans

October 1, 2010

Sen. Jackson: End welfare benefits for drug users

October 1, 2010

Sen. Tate: Voters should ask more from candidates on higher education

September 24, 2010

Sen. Tate: Diabetes fight should focus on prevention, not treatment

September 16, 2010

Sen. Berke earns "Good Green Deed" award; Sen. Marrero holds highest TCV marks

September 10, 2010

Sen. Tate: Fresh approaches to prisoners benefit all Tennesseans

September 10, 2010

Sen. Jackson: Spending cap necessary to avoid meltdown

September 7, 2010

Sen. Tate: Election problems threaten voter participation

September 1, 2010

Senate Democrats support Dept. of Transportation enhancement grants

September 1, 2010

Sen. Kyle: Return funds to start repairing trust

August 28, 2010

Sen. Burks urges Putnam Co. residents to report flood damage

August 27, 2010

Sen. Tate: Pre-K opponents neglect our neediest children

August 27, 2010

Legislative intern praises Senator Burks for work

August 26, 2010

Sen. Jackson: Amendment protects Tennessee economy, way of life

August 19, 2010

Sen. Kyle: Lawmakers must stop raiding lottery scholarship fund

August 6, 2010

Sen. Barnes: State's families deserve a break, especially now

July 26, 2010

Sen. Finney: Budget reflects steady approach to race

July 26, 2010

Sen. Barnes: Policies must be as great as ideas are

July 23, 2010

Sen. Tate: Education coalition good for Tenn. education

July 22, 2010

Sen. Barnes attends prestigious legislative leaders program

July 22, 2010

Sen. Jackson: Parks an investment worth making

July 16, 2010

Reminder: Early voting starts July 16

July 9, 2010

Sen. Kyle: Government needs greater transparency

June 11, 2010

Tennessee values mark Senate Democrats' work in 2010 session

June 10, 2010

Sen. Tate: Shelby Co. fares well in difficult budget

June 7, 2010

Sen. Berke: Stop playing politics with mountaintop removal

June 7, 2010

Sen. Finney honored by Tennessee National Guard

June 4, 2010

Senate Democrats successfully fight for Tennessee values in budget

June 3, 2010

Senate passes Sen. Henry's bill mandating tougher sentences for armed robbers

June 1, 2010

Sen. Finney fights for farmers in budget talks

June 1, 2010

Sen. Ford: Civil Rights Museum much more than 'pork'

May 27, 2010

Sen. Stewart celebrates new jobs in Warren County

May 19, 2010

Sen. Stewart praises officials for swift response to I-24 sinkhole

May 19, 2010

Sen. Henry sponsors sales tax break for flood victims

May 18, 2010

Sen. Kyle: Don't play politics with the state budget

May 14, 2010

Sen. Jackson: Parks funds an investment we can't afford to lose

May 10, 2010

Sen. Barnes updates flood relief information for District 22

May 3, 2010

Flood relief information for West and Middle Tennessee

April 30, 2010

Sen. Haynes: AG office should stay out of partisan politics

April 29, 2010

Senate passes Sen. Tate's bill to ban vicious dogs for violent criminals

April 26, 2010

Your voice counts in budget moves, Sen. Tate writes

April 20, 2010

Sen. Henry honors the late Lt. Gov. John S. Wilder

April 15, 2010

Statement from Sen. Ford on the late Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks

April 14, 2010

Sen. Berke: UT-Chattanooga receives $2.4 million Smart Grid grant

April 14, 2010

Sen. Herron: Paris Landing won't have boat launch fee

April 13, 2010

Sen. Henry paves way for honorary French consulate in Nashville

April 12, 2010

Senate passes Sen. Ford's bills urging prison space studies

April 8, 2010

Sen. Kyle calls for action to solve lottery scholarship funding woes

April 8, 2010

Senate passes Sen. Ford's bill to promote Down syndrome awareness

April 6, 2010

Sen. Burks wants to help domestic violence victims relocate

March 30, 2010

Legislature passes Sen. Barnes' ban on sex offenders from school events

March 29, 2010

Senate Democrats celebrate Tennessee's Race to the Top victory

March 26, 2010

Legislature passes veterans job assistance bill by Sens. Finney, Barnes

March 25, 2010

Sen. Burks supports utility freeze for seniors

March 24, 2010

Senate passes Sen. Barnes' bill to protect farmers from unfair taxation

March 24, 2010

Sen. Berke's bill against foreign nuclear waste passes committee

March 22, 2010

Sen. Henry sponsors protection for pet-saving Good Samaritans

March 22, 2010

Sen. Barnes fights against unfair taxation of farmers

March 19, 2010

Sen. Jackson's mountaintop mining ban featured in Nashville Scene

March 18, 2010

Sen. Berke fights to keep foreign nuclear waste out of Tenn.

March 17, 2010

Sen. Tate passes bill in Senate to clean up neighborhoods

March 15, 2010

Sen. Henry featured in Capitol Ideas magazine profile

March 15, 2010

Sen. Jackson fights to ban mountaintop removal

March 11, 2010

Sen. Marrero passes bill to aid St. Jude

March 10, 2010

Sen. Herron sponsors greater TennCare disclosure

March 9, 2010

Sens. Finney, Barnes support unemployment benefits for military spouses

March 9, 2010

Sen. Harper urges state to keep New Visions open in Tennessean

March 9, 2010

Sen. Tate passes bill in Senate to ban synthetic marijuana and cocaine

March 5, 2010

Sen. Ford working to improve downtown Memphis streetscapes

March 5, 2010

Sen. Jackson wants tighter restrictions in fight against meth

March 4, 2010

Senate Democratic Caucus celebrates Tennessee's Race to the Top finalist status

March 4, 2010

Sen. Finney calls for lawmaker per diem freeze

February 26, 2010

Sen. Stewart helps Broadview Elementary students live the legislature

February 26, 2010

Sen. Barnes wants fluoride notice for water districts

February 25, 2010

Sen. Henry leads approval of Hill Forest preservation

February 22, 2010

Sen. Finney wants more schools like Carroll Academy (WBBJ-TV)

February 18, 2010

Sen. Haynes celebrates Senate passage of phone scam bill

February 17, 2010

Sen. Jackson supports recycling centers "bottle bill" in Dickson Herald column

February 16, 2010

Sen. Harper tells Tennessean why she's against closing girls' center

February 15, 2010

Sen. Finney hosts farm and ag forum in Gibson County

February 11, 2010

Senate Democratic Caucus statement on Knoxville school shootings

February 11, 2010

Sen. Henry fights to protect parks funds

February 11, 2010

Sen. Haynes targets phone scams preying on senior citizens

February 5, 2010

Sens. Berke, Kyle discuss higher ed reform with UT newspaper

February 4, 2010

Sen. Stewart calls for reverse 911 system as deadly storm season approaches

January 28, 2010

Sen. Jackson leads passage of constitutional amendment protecting right to hunt and fish

January 28, 2010

Sen. Harper spearheads effort to bring leaders' convention to Nashville

January 27, 2010

Sen. Barnes to help in Clarksville telethon for Haiti

January 27, 2010

Sen. Berke targets corporate political donations

January 27, 2010

Carroll Academy to stay open for another year, thanks to Sen. Finney's efforts

January 24, 2010

Sen. Finney: Enacting reform that matters

January 20, 2010

Sens. Finney, Kyle: Accountability key this session

January 19, 2010

Sen. Kyle calls for compromise higher ed legislation

January 19, 2010

Sen. Andy Berke: Accountability should apply to us all

January 15, 2010

Sen. Tim Barnes leads charge to fix workers' compensation law

January 14, 2010

Sens. Finney, Berke provide for $65 million for teacher training

January 13, 2010

Senate Democrats fight Republican delay of secure elections

January 13, 2010

Sen. Marrero: Credit card consumers need more protection

December 28, 2009

Sens. Finney, Berke say we must demand better results for our education dollar

December 22, 2009

Sens. Harper, Henry donate toys to Last Minute Toy Store

December 2, 2009

Senator Finney praises Pakis-Gillon campaign

November 30, 2009

Sen. Berke on better colleges

November 24, 2009

Celebrate the season with us

November 22, 2009

Sen. Berke says classrooms first

November 11, 2009

In honor of Tennessee veterans

November 10, 2009

Sen. Herron says state must secure Tennesseans' vote 'without delay'

October 2, 2009

Senator Finney Applauds Progress On West Tennessee Megasite

September 21, 2009

Families Must Join Fight Against Childhood Obesity, Sen. Burks And Berke Say

September 18, 2009

SENATOR FINNEY SAYS JTA Bus Riders Benefit Most From Grant

September 1, 2009

Senate Democratic Leadership remembers Anna Belle Clement O'Brien

August 22, 2009

Party After The Party With Tennessee Senate Dems

July 25, 2009

Pre-K Is A Down Payment On Tennessee's Future

June 24, 2009

Sen. Barnes' Bill Puts The Bite On Illegal Interstate Billboards

June 21, 2009

Democrats Refuse To Give Up On Tennesseans

June 3, 2009

Museum Commission Created, Will Honor Sen. Henry

May 15, 2009

Bold Action Brings Jobs To Beleaguered Perry County

May 7, 2009

Fight Back As AIDS Attacks African-American Community

May 1, 2009

Young Guests Of Sen. Harper Bring Poetry To Senate Chamber

April 10, 2009