Caucus members in the news


Clarksville Online: Senator Sara Kyle reflects on 109th Tennessee General Assembly

State Senator Sara Kyle completed her first term as an advocate for women and economic justice with an ability to pass good legislation. Continue reading

Tennessean: Senate, House at odds on University of Tennessee diversity bill

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro spoke in opposition to an effort to strip state funding from the University of Tennessee's Office for Diversity and Inclusion. Continue reading

Huffington Post: Tennessee legislators pull controversial transgender bathroom bill — again

Democratic Tennessee legislators praised the demise of a Tennessee bill that would have required transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender assigned at birth. Continue reading

Tennessean: Solve affordable housing in parts, but focus on the whole

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro passed legislation that will help Nashville develop more affordable housing, David Plazas said in a Tennessean oped. Continue reading

Huffington Post: Tennessee passes anti-LGBT counseling bill

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro during floor debate said he was concerned that the anti-LGBT counseling bill could have far reaching effects on other groups. Continue reading

Talking Points Memo: Tennessee lawmakers vote to make bible the official state book

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro questions making the Holy Bible the state's official book. Continue reading

Tennessean: Yarbro, Powell fight Cane Ridge gas compressor

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro and Rep. Jason Powell are taking a shot at fighting the proposed Cane Ridge gas compressor station. Continue reading

Tennessean: Senate approves controversial legal fees bill

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro said that legislation making it harder to sue state employees for sexual harassment would put state legislators above the law. Continue reading

Tennessean: Senate approves rapid transit bill for buses on highway

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro passed legislation that would allow buses to use shoulder lanes to bypass traffic. Continue reading

Huffington Post: Male Tennessee legislators say it’s fine to tax tampons and diapers but not gold coins

State Senator Sara Kyle, one of the sponsors of the bill, said the state should not “tax a woman for having a menstrual cycle.”  She ultimately would like to see the tax eliminated altogether.  Continue reading