Former Shelby County Commission Chairman Heidi Shafer Tells The Tennessee Star Report She Will Run in Special Election to Replace State Sen. Mark Norris, When It Is Officially Called

On Wednesday’s Tennessee Star Report with Steve Gill and Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 am to 8:00 am – the team talked with former Shelby County Commission Chairman Heidi Shafer about the process to replace State Sen. Mark Norris (R-Germantown), who…

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State Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris Confirmed As Federal Judge in West Tennessee

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State Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-TN-32) has been named as a new federal judge in the Western District of Tennessee, leaving his position open in the state senate, The Tennessean said. The U.S. Senate voted Thursday evening to confirm Norris in a close vote. The tally was 51-44. “I recommended…

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Trump Renominates 21 of his Federal Judge Picks, Including Tennessee State Senator Mark Norris

President Trump announced Friday he intends to renominate 21 judicial picks whom he had nominated last year but hadn’t yet been confirmed by the Senate. The 21 nominees come from eight states “that are suffering from judicial emergencies,” according to the White House press release. The states are Alabama, Louisiana,…

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Norris and Harwell No-Shows at Reagan Day Dinner Featuring Announced and Expected GOP Gubernatorial Candidates

  State Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville) and Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) joined State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) as no-shows at the Rutherford County GOP Reagan Day Dinner in Murfreesboro Thursday night. Rutherford County GOP Chair Donna Barrett read a letter to the capacity crowd of over 200 from Harwell…

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Special Fuel Tax CUT for FedEx Preceded Haslam Push for Fuel Tax INCREASE on Regular Tennesseans

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  The Haslam administration and their pro-tax allies in the Tennessee General Assembly have increasingly relied upon a “user fee” argument to disguise the actual impact of their proposed gasoline and diesel fuel tax increase plan. The bill, now under consideration in the current session of the Tennesssee General Assembly…

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