A Better Tennessee

On April 22, the 109th General Assembly adjourned sine die. This session was an extremely memorable and productive one for many reasons. But I will remember it most because it will be my last. As many of you know, earlier this year I decided after 24 [...]

Lt. Governor Ramsey announces he will not seek re-election

I have always been known as a straight-shooter who gets right to the point. Today is no exception. I stand before you today to announce that I will not be seeking another four-year term to the State Senate. I have served in the General Assembly for [...]

Lt. Governor Ramsey on Tennessee presidential primary results

Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) made the statement below after the release of early returns in Tennessee and other SEC primary states: "Congratulations to all our Republican candidates on a hard fought and successful presidential primary ele [...]

Merry Christmas, Tennessee

Christmas is a special time of year. Many of us use this time to gather as families and friends in celebration of the coming year. We exchange gifts and decorate our homes. All of this contributes to the celebration of the season. To all too many, t [...]

Tennessee Legislature’s Website Takes Top Award at NCSL Summit

Online Democracy Award Recognizes Superior Legislative Website Seattle—The Tennessee General Assembly’s website—http://capitol.tn.gov/— took home the 2015 Online Democracy Award for having a superior legislative website this week during the National [...]

Lt. Governor Ramsey appoints three to Common Core repeal committee

Lt. Governor Ramsey appoints three to Common Core repeal committee (July 29, 2015, NASHVILLE)  – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) today announced the appointment of conservative activist Dr. Shirley Curry, educator Darcie Finch and Kingsport [...]

Statement on GOP majority on the Tennessee Supreme Court

While some may wish to revise history, the truth is that politics have always been involved in the judicial branch of government. Whether through elections or appointments, Democrats have controlled the judiciary since Reconstruction. This became cle [...]

Statement on retirement of Justice Gary Wade

Congratulations to Justice Gary Wade, a good friend and a formidable opponent, on his retirement from the bench. I look forward to this historic opportunity to give Tennessee its first ever Republican Supreme Court majority. [...]

Statement on Chattanooga shooting

A tragic and disturbing loss of life in Chattanooga today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families affected in this horrific attack against those who proudly serve our country. I am grateful to the first responders who worked quic [...]

State Building Commission gives green light to construction of ETSU Performing Arts Center

State Building Commission gives green light to construction of ETSU Performing Arts Center Lt. Governor Ramsey chairs meeting, grateful to be involved in the project (July 9, 2015, NASHVILLE) -- The Tennessee State Building Commission today officia [...]

The Spirit of Independence Day

Independence Day is a day to cherish. While it is fun and relaxing to grill out and shoot fireworks, it is important to remember that July 4 is not just a date on a calendar. It is a day to remember how we gained our independence. It is a day to reme [...]

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