Tennessee Equality Project Endorses Senator Steve Dickerson

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Nashville, TN — State Senator Steve Dickerson, who is running for re-election in District 20 to the Tennessee state Senate, released the following statement after receiving the endorsement of the Tennessee Equality Project: “I’m honored to have the endorsement of the Tennessee Equality Project – they are at the forefront of protecting the rights for the LGBTQ community in Tennessee,” … Read More

Teachers’ union endorses Republican Dickerson over Democratic challenger Campbell

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The Tennessee Education Association, the state’s largest teachers’ union, has endorsed incumbent Republican state Sen. Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville) over his Democratic challenger, Oak Hill Mayor Heidi Campbell. “Davidson County is home to the best educators in Tennessee, and I will continue to support meaningful legislation that will fully fund our schools, empower school principals and support our teachers,” Dickerson said … Read More

Senator Steve Dickerson Endorsed By The Tennessee Education Association

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Nashville, TN — State Senator Steve Dickerson, who is running for re-election in District 20 to the Tennessee state Senate, released the following statement after receiving the endorsement of the Tennessee Education Association (TEA):  “I’m honored to be endorsed by the Tennessee Education Association,” said Senator Dickerson. “Creating opportunity is the cornerstone to success for Nashville and our state and … Read More

Tennessee ranks last in voter turnout. How 2 lawmakers hope to change that.

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Story by Jordan Buie, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee via The Tennessean Tennessee ranks 40th in the nation in voter registration and last in voter turnout. More than 838,000 adult Tennesseans are not registered to vote. In the Volunteer State, some see this as a crisis in civic duty. Now, two lawmakers from separate political parties and branches of government have a … Read More

Keeping DNA in death penalty cases a tool for justice

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DNA evidence can play a crucial role in identifying the guilty or exonerating the innocent. That is why I am sponsoring SB 2342, the DNA Preservation Act. ​SB 2342 seeks to address one shortcoming in the way our state deals with DNA or “biologic evidence.” While, in almost all death penalty cases, biologic evidence is catalogued and maintained until the … Read More

College or Bust: Why school is critically important

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SCHOOL BUSES IN Bernalillo, New Mexico, carry baby seats, and the high school recently opened an in-house creche. Ideally, town elders would prefer teenage students not to get pregnant in the first place. Alas, unplanned teen pregnancies are more common among Hispanics than in any other group in America. They are most prevalent in rural areas, and strongly associated with … Read More

High tuition limits access to American dream

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Education is the golden ticket. By any measure, education drives future success. As a state senator, I have made it my top priority to ensure that the children of our state have access to a quality education. That is why I have supported legislation that places greater power into the hands of parents and why I have proposed common-sense reforms … Read More

Voters Find “Common Ground” On Abortions

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A newly released poll from Middle Tennessee State University shows that voters may have found some common ground when it comes to abortions. The poll, released Wednesday, asked 600 randomly selected registered voters what would be the most likely to reduce the number of abortions performed. Voters could answer stricter abortion regulations, more access to birth control … Read More

Nashville lawmakers fight Joelton gas compressor station

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Though federal regulators have final authority, two Tennessee state lawmakers from Nashville say they’re doing what they can to stop a controversial planned gas compressor station from locating in Joelton. Republican State Sen. Steve Dickerson and Democratic Rep. Bo Mitchell, both from Nashville, joined environmental activists and Joelton residents on Tuesday to unveil bipartisan legislation that would prohibit compressor stations across Tennessee … Read More