Monthly Archives: July 2011

Intellectual Property attorney appointed to technology development board

(Nashville) –  Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) today announced the appointment of Williamson County attorney A.J. Bahou to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC) for a four-year term expiring on June 30, 2015.

“In a rapidly changing economy, it is paramount that Tennessee stay on the bleeding edge of technological development,”

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Senator Yager reminds local citizens of upcoming State Sales Tax Holiday

(NASHVILLE, TN, July 25, 2010) — Local businesses and consumers will get a boost from Tennessee’s “Sales Tax Holiday” set to begin on Friday, August 5 at 12:01 a.m. according to State Senator Ken Yager  (R – Harriman).  The holiday ends Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m.

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Upcoming Sales Tax Holiday helps with ‘back to school’ costs while providing sales tax relief to all citizens says Senator Gresham

(NASHVILLE, TN, July 25, 2011) – Senator Dolores Gresham today encouraged citizens, especially parents of students, to take advantage of the state’s annual “Sales Tax Holiday” set to begin on Friday, August 5 at 12:01 a.m. and which will continue until Sunday, August 9 at 11:59 p.m.

“This holiday provides citizens with sales tax relief,

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Senator Tracy encourages citizens to take advantage of upcoming sales tax holiday

(NASHVILLE, TN), July 22, 2011  — Local businesses and consumers will get a boost from Tennessee’s “Sales Tax Holiday” set to begin on Friday, August 5 at 12:01 a.m. according to State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville).  The holiday ends Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m.
 

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Senator Ketron reminds citizens about upcoming Sales Tax Holiday

(NASHVILLE, TN), July 22, 2011  — Local businesses and consumers will get a boost from Tennessee’s “Sales Tax Holiday” set to begin on Friday, August 5 at 12:01 a.m. according to State Senator Bill Ketron  (R – Murfreesboro).  The holiday ends Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m.

“This is the six-year anniversary of the sales tax holiday which has been a tremendous success,” said Senator Ketron,

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New law sponsored by Senator Yager is step in the right direction to curb “pill mills”

An Editorial by Senator Ken Yager

On June 14, Governor Haslam signed Senate Bill 1258 regulating pain management clinics into law.  Public Chapter 340, which took effect July 1, requires the Tennessee Department of Health to establish rules to regulate the operation of “pill mills.” 

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Senator Yager announces Tennessee Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons to visit Roane County

(NASHVILLE, TN), July 13, 2011  — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) announced today that Tennessee Commissioner for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security Bill Gibbons will visit Roane County on Friday, July 22 for several events.  The Commissioner will visit the Rockwood Driver Testing Station and the Tennessee Highway Patrol Museum before speaking to the Rockwood Civitan Club.

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Senator Ketron to sponsor Caylee Anthony Act in Tennessee Senate

( NASHVILLE, TN), July 12, 2011  – Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) said today he will be the Senate sponsor of the Caylee Anthony legislation filed yesterday in the House of Representatives by Rep. Tony Shipley (R-Kingsport).   The bill, which comes on the heels of the Casey Anthony verdict last week,

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Representative Don Miller and Senator Steve Southerland Announce $17,900 Arts Grant for Hamblen County

(NASHVILLE, TN), July 11, 2011 –State Senator Steve Southerland (R—Morristown) and Representative Don Miller (R—Morristown) announced today that a Hamblen County arts organization will receive a total of $17,900 in grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The organization is the Rose Center & Council for the Arts.

“It is great to see the Tennessee Arts Commission allocate grant money for the Rose Center and its efforts to promote the arts in our area,”

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TN SENATOR BO WATSON SELECTED FOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Senator Bo Watson has been selected to participate in the 2011 Emerging Leaders Program, sponsored by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

This prestigious program is held every year on the campus of the University of Virginia for a select group of state legislators who have been nominated by the Speaker of the House,

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