State of Tennessee Archives: on Government Reform


Bill Haslam: We reduced wait times for licenses from 38 minutes to 18

Two years ago, I stood up here and said that we would be working hard to speed up the process to receive a license, and we're making progress. At the Fayette County center, wait times went from an average of 38 minutes in 2011, to 30 minutes in 2012, and only 18 minutes in the month of December. Thanks to [that] team for giving our customers -- Tennessee's taxpayers--great service. In Tennessee, we are different. We have a lot to brag about, but this isn't the time to coast along or to be satisfied. This is a time to take advantage of our strengths and face our challenges head on, and I look forward to the executive and legislative branches working together on the issues that matter to Tennesseans.
Source: 2013 State of the State speech to Tennessee legislature Jan 28, 2013

Joe Carr: Increase campaign contribution limits but disallow lobbyists

Joe Carr voted Yea on SB 1915--Vote to pass a bill that amends campaign contribution limits for State House, Senate, and Gubernatorial candidates. Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Source: VoteSmart summary of 2011-2012 Tennessee legislative session May 21, 2011

Joe Carr: Require photo ID in order to vote

Joe Carr voted Yea on SB 16: Voter Identification Requirements. Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Source: VoteSmart summary of 2011-2012 Tennessee legislative session Apr 14, 2011

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2012 Presidential contenders on Government Reform:
  Democrats:
Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)

Republicans:
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Parties:
Green: Dr.Jill Stein(MA)
Libertarian: Gov.Gary Johnson(NM)
Justice: Mayor Rocky Anderson(UT)
Constitution: Rep.Virgil Goode(VA)
Peace+Freedom: Roseanne Barr(HI)
Reform Party: André Barnett(NY)
AmericansElect: Gov.Buddy Roemer(LA)
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