Companies Unhappy with Rulings Donate to Defeat Justices

Tennessee corporations have donated at least $144,000 to the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) during this election cycle, although a full accounting will not be available until later this month. The largest donations reported were $25,000 from the Murfreesboro-based nursing home chain National HealthCare Corp., and $25,000 from Dorothy Scarlett, the wife of Tractor Supply retired CEO Joe Scarlett. Both companies have seen adverse rulings by the Tennessee Supreme Court and are mentioned in Sen. Ron Ramsey’s presentation that the justices are tough on business in the state. News Channel 5 has more on the story and a list of all donations given to RSLC through June.