Monthly Archives: May 2012

2011 law working to help teachers receive financial literacy training

(NASHVILLE, TN), May 22, 2012  — Young Tennesseans can now start learning how to balance a checkbook, develop a household budget and plan for future expenses the same place they learn many other valuable skills – in the classroom.  The training is part of the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission efforts to teach financial literacy at a young age.

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Legislation cuts in half fees for Worker’s Compensation Exemption Registry

(NASHVILLE, TN), May 23, 2012 — Legislation that decreases by 50 percent the registration and renewal fees associated with the Worker’s Compensation Exemption Registry for construction contractors has been signed into law.  Governor Bill Haslam signed the legislation on Monday after approval by the General Assembly during the final days of the legislative session which ended May 1. 

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AS MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY APPROACHES, NEW LAW SPONSORED BY NORRIS RECOGNIZES IMPORTANCE OF CIVICS INSTRUCTION

(NASHVILLE, TN), May ­­­­23, 2012 —  Legislation implementing a new emphasis on civics education in Tennessee was among bills signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam this week as the state prepares to observe the Memorial Day weekend. Senate Bill 2066, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville),

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Senator Overbey announces grant for Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport

(NASHVILLE, TN), May 22, 2012  — State Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) said today he has been informed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) that a $20,250 grant has been approved for the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport.  The grant, which will be combined with a $2,250 local match, was recommended through the Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics.

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Elementary Teachers Receive Training under Gresham Legislation / Teachers can earn a FREE $50 Gift Card and Valuable Financial Literacy Training

(NASHVILLE, TN), May 18, 2012  — Young Tennesseans can now start learning how to balance a checkbook, develop a household budget and plan for future expenses the same place they learn many other valuable skills – in the classroom.  The training is part of the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission efforts to teach financial literacy at a young age. 

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Posted in News, Sen. Dolores Gresham
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Susan Cassidy Wilhoit displays magnificent paintings on Capitol Hill

 (NASHVILLE, TN), May 14, 2012 –  Acclaimed Rhea County artist Susan Cassidy Wilhoit’s “Magnificent Fifty Collection” of paintings were recently displayed in the legislative complex on Capitol Hill in Nashville.  State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) said her work was admired by lawmakers and thousands of visitors as it was prominently featured in the halls leading from the Legislative Plaza to the State Capitol Building.  

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Legislation addressing growing problem of synthetic drugs takes effect today

(NASHVILLE, TN), May 14, 2012 – Legislation designed to wage a major attack on the growing problem of synthetic or “designer” drug abuse in Tennessee became effective today.  Governor Bill Haslam marked implementation of the new law, sponsored by Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet),

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TENNESSEE FILM INCENTIVES GET FUNDING BOOST UNDER NORRIS BILL

Sen. Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) sponsored a repeal of the refundable tax credit available to film productions under TCA § 67-4-2109(j). The repeal will mean an additional $2 million in funding for the Tennessee Film/TV Incentive Fund .

 

Norris said the move makes TFEMC the “one-stop shop”

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Budget contains $2 million for schools to tap into $5.5 million in federal telecommunication connectivity funds

(NASHVILLE, TN), May 1, 2012 – State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced today that the budget approved by the General Assembly yesterday contains $2 million to allow schools statewide to tap into $5.5 million in available federal funds for a total of $7.5 million.  The federal funds available to school districts are intended to pay for the infrastructure necessary to enable educators and students to participate in Internet and telecommunication connectivity at schools.

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Statement from Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris regarding adjournment of the 2012 legislative session

(NASHVILLE, TN), May 1, 2012  —  “”Better schools, safer streets and a sound economy. These have been my focus during the 107th General Assembly,” said Senator Norris.  “Our crime package this year completes several years of successful efforts to crack down on repeat and violent offenders, gangs and domestic violence.”

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