Monthly Archives: March 2010

Sen. Overbey guides passage in the Senate of “Tanner Lee Jameson Act” to place defibrillators in school gyms

(NASHVILLE, TN), March 31, 2010  — State Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) today won passage of legislation in the State Senate to help ensure that school gyms are equipped with automatic external defibrillators (AED).  Overbey said having AEDs on school properties will dramatically reduce the fatality rate due to unexpected cardiac arrest.

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Lt. Governor Ramsey appoints Senator McNally to Lottery Stabilization Task Force

(Nashville) – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) today appointed local State Senator Randy McNally to the Lottery Stabilization Task Force.  The Task Force will make recommendations to keep the program viable on a long-term basis to ensure scholarships are there for students who earn them.

“I am very pleased to be appointed to this committee,” said Senator McNally,

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Capitol Hill Week: Senate Republicans urge action on Tennessee Health Freedom Act to put the state on front lines of supporting the rights of citizens not to participate in the federal health care plan

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email:  [email protected]

 (NASHVILLE, TN), March 24, 2010 — Fueled by the recent passage of  federal healthcare legislation in Congress, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville), Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) and members of the Senate Republican Caucus held a press conference on Wednesday urging the state’s House of Representatives to take immediate action to pass the Tennessee Health Freedom Act. 

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Senate Republicans urge action on Tennessee Health Freedom Act to put the state on front lines of supporting the rights of citizens not to participate in the federal health care plan

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email:  [email protected]

 (NASHVILLE, TN), March 24, 2010 — Fueled by the recent passage of  federal healthcare legislation in Congress, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville), Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) and members of the Senate Republican Caucus held a press conference on Wednesday urging the state’s House of Representatives to take immediate action to pass the Tennessee Health Freedom Act. 

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Bill to boost economic development and tourism in Jonesborough meets approval in Senate State and Local Government Committee

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email:  [email protected]

(NASHVILLE, TN), March 24, 2010 — Legislation that would significantly boost the city of Jonesborough’s tourism and economic development efforts has overcome it first hurdle with passage by the Senate State and Local Government Committee and is now headed to the Senate Finance Committee for its toughest test. 

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Tracy, Marsh pass economic efficiency bill

 

(March 23, 2010, NASHVILLE, TN) – State Senator Jim Tracy and Representative Pat Marsh, both of Shelbyville, have passed a bill that aims to increase efficiency within state government departments. House Bill 3007 won approval from an overwhelming majority in the State House of Representatives late last week,

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Capitol Hill Week: Bills to honor and assist Tennessee veterans approved in Senate Committees

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email:  [email protected]

(NASHVILLE, TN), March 18, 2010 – Senate Committees worked at “full steam” this week as they wrapped up budget hearings for various agencies and departments of state government and moved a number of important bills to the Senate floor for final action. 

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Senator Overbey appointed to serve on Child Fatality Review Team

(NASHVILLE, TN), March 17, 2010  — State Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) has been appointed to serve as a member of the Tennessee Child Fatality Review Team.  The appointment was made today in Nashville by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, who appointed Overbey as one of two Senate members on the team.

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Crowe / Hill Resolution would send message to Congress to give Tennessee its fair share of road money

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email:  [email protected]

 (NASHVILLE, TN), March 17, 2010 – Congress should act to send Tennesseans their fair share of road money according to a Resolution sponsored by State Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) and State Representative Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) that has received unanimous approval in the Senate Transportation Committee. 

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Senator Crowe and Rep. Ford receive approval of veteran’s legislation to help “wounded warriors” from sale of special license plates

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email:  [email protected]

 (NASHVILLE, TN), March 16, 2010 – Tennessee’s “wounded warriors” could receive help with the cost of rehabilitation, readjustment and treatment  under legislation sponsored by State Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) and Representative Dale Ford (R-Jonesborough) which was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee today. 

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