Caucus members in the news


Tennessean: Haslam gets bill to make it harder to remove controversial statues

Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris and Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro spoke out against a Senate bill that makes it harder to remove monuments to Nathan Bedford Forrest and the Confederacy.  Continue reading

Commerical Appeal: Penalize adult gun owners who leave weapons accessible, mother pleads

State Senator Sara Kyle sponsors Makayla's Law, a bill to penalize adult gun owners who leave loaded guns unlocked and accessible if children under age 13 get them. Continue reading

Tennessean: School group founded by slavery 'defender'

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro expressed concerns about legislation to give accreditation authority to a private school founder who defended slavery. Continue reading

Tennessean: Senate fails to adopt Renata Soto resolution

Senate Democratic Chairman Jeff Yarbro said the state Senate missed an opportunity to honor a nationally recognized civil rights leader in its inaction on a resolution to honor Nashville's Renata Soto. Continue reading

Tennessean: Tennessee pot prosecution bill clears key hurdle

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro was among the Democrats fighting to remove felony charges for simple possession of marijuana Continue reading

Talking Points Memo: TN Dem: Debate Over Cruz 'Highlighted' Eligibility Issue Addressed In New Bill

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro introduced legislation that would prohibit the secretary of state from placing any presidential candidate who is not a "natural born citizen" on the Tennessee ballot. Continue reading

Tennessean: Democrats introduce bills to improve prison safety

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman was among the legislators who introduced legislation to improve safety at Tennessee's prisons and eliminate sexual assaults against female corrections officers. Continue reading

Out & About Nashville: Senator Sara Kyle of Memphis to sponsor birth certificate legislation

State Sen. Sara Kyle was the sponsor of the Tennessee Non Discrimination Act earlier this year and has agreed to reintroduce the Birth Certificate Fairness Act in 2016. Continue reading

Huffington Post: Tennessee will soon have first statewide animal abuse registry

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro passed legislation to make Tennessee the first state to have a statewide animal abuse registry. Continue reading

Chattanooga Times Free Press: TN Senate Democrats holding outsourcing hearing at UTC on Tuesday

Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris, joined by fellow Democratic lawmakers, in a series of hearings on state privatization efforts visit the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to hear comments from campus employees, students and faculty on the effects of outsourcing additional state jobs. Continue reading