Tennessee’s Senate and House Republican leaders today announced plans to open up the process for selecting the state’s constitutional officers to the public. Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, R-Collierville, and new House Majority Leader Jason Mumpower, R-Bristol, said there will be a thorough review of applicants for Tennessee’s Secretary of State, Treasurer and Comptroller that will be transparent to citizens.  (Tennessee Republican Party website)

The Republicans control both the Tennessee state House and Senate for the first time since 1869.  That, in and of itself, is a huge accomplishment.  What is encouraging is that they are talking about making changes to the way things are done in the state.  Again, a huge undertaking.  

The above quote is from this article posted on the state parties website.  Opening up governmental processes and making them more transparent to the public is a step in the right direction.  I am all for it.  If they actually follow through and do this it will be a marked difference from what we are used to in this state – at least while Jimmy Naifeh has been Speaker of the House.  I hope they will do it.  I will also be interested in seeing what other changes they will make, or won’t make.

What changes, if any, would you like to see made in our state?


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