Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday proposed a ban on gender-affirming care in the form of a bill that would allow children to later sue their parents for providing them such treatment and subject doctors to punishment up to a generation after knowingly violating the law. If ultimately approved in the state’s GOP-dominated Legislature, it would be among the nation’s strictest bans. … Read More
Tennessee Republicans on Wednesday introduced a measure to prohibit transgender youth under 18 from accessing gender-affirming health care, stating the legislature has a responsibility to “protect the health and welfare of minors.” The bill, titled the Protecting Children from Gender Mutilation Act, was introduced Wednesday by Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson and House Majority Leader William Lamberth, both of … Read More
“Under the existing formula, we fund processes. We fund bureaucracies. We don’t fund the kids,” Johnson said. “Gov. Lee is saying, ‘We need a student-centered funding system.”
“I watched every bit of it. I watched the Williamson County School board meeting. I did it. I’m very proud of them for taking that action, and they did the right thing. I would argue they probably should have never implemented a mask mandate, but they did the right thing in removing it.”
Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) on Monday criticized a ruling from a Tennessee judge, which halted a new law that prevented mask mandates in schools. Calling the decision “judicial overreach,” Johnson argued that U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw of the Middle District of Tennessee stepped outside his boundaries.
Our children need to return to in-person learning with zero mandates. They deserve to see their friends’ and teachers’ faces without masks this year
SB 0765/HB 0786 was introduced by Sen. Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) and Rep. William Lamberth (R-Portland) would permit both open and concealed carrying of handguns for anyone over 21 and 18 for military members.
By Kerri Bartlett Proud of Tennessee’s fiscal condition with a consecutive surplus, low unemployment rate and cut in taxes, Sen. Jack Johnson, R-Franklin, wants to continue the momentum as he runs for re-election in the 23rd District. Seeking his fourth term, Johnson could also soon take the highest seat in the Senate as Majority Leader if re-elected to serve the … Read More
Please join State Senator Jack Johnson for his 10th Annual Boots and Jeans, BBQ and Beans event with Special Guest, Congressman Marsha Blackburn, honoring the Williamson County Republican State House Candidates: State Representative Glen Casada, State Representative Charles Sargent and Colonel Sam Whitson (Republican Nominee for the 65th House District). BBQ provided by Martin’s BBQ and music by Charlie Richards … Read More
LEGISLATION WOULD BAN CITY AND COUNTY GOVERNMENTS FROM REQUIRING THAT LOCAL COMPANIES BIDDING ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS EMPLOY WORKERS WHO LIVE WITHIN THEIR JURISDICTION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Darlene Schlicher … Read More