Monthly Archives: January 2015

Lt. Governor Ramsey, Senator Crowe, Rep. Holsclaw and Rep. Hill announce Library and Archives Grants in Carter County

     (NASHVILLE, Tenn.), January 29, 2015 – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Elizabethton), Representative John Holsclaw (R-Johnson City) and Representative Timothy Hill (R-Blountville) today announced the award of two Library and Archives Grants in Carter County.  The lawmakers made the announcement after being notified about the grants from Secretary of State Tre Hargett.

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JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORMS IMPROVING OUTCOMES –NORRIS SAYS MORE MUST BE DONE

Study Shows Community-Based Supervision, Not State-Run Incarceration, Leads to More Success

 

AUSTIN, TX—Jan. 29, 2014—A first-of-its-kind study comparing Texas youth with nearly identical characteristics shows that juveniles under community-based supervision are far less likely to reoffend than those incarcerated in state correctional facilities,

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Senator Beavers appointed Chairman of the Joint Government Operations Committee’s Judiciary and Government Subcommittee

(NASHVILLE, TN), January 28, 2015 — State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) has been appointed to four key committees in the State Senate, including being named Chairman of the Joint Government Operations Committee’s Judiciary and Government Subcommittee.  Beavers will also serve in a leadership role as 1st Vice-Chairman of the Senate Transportation &

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Statement from Senator Dolores Gresham regarding Common Core State Standards and Senate Bill 4

(NASHVILLE, TN), January 23, 2015“I reaffirm my commitment to higher academic standards through passage of Senate Bill 4 which sets our own Tennessee Standards Commission.  In order to do this, we must clear the way by severing our ties with the current Common Core Standards.”

 

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Sen. McNally reappointed Chairman of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee

State Senator Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) has been reappointed chairman of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee.  Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey made the appointment during the General Assembly’s organizational session which concluded on Saturday.  McNally has led the committee as chairman since 2007.

 

“I am very pleased to be reappointed to this role in our Finance Committee” said Sen.

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Tennessee Senator Mark Green, MD Sees 2015 / Announces Legislative Priorities

Sees the priority as “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”

Nashville, Tenn. – State Senator Mark Green, MD (R-Clarksville) today released his legislative priorities for the 2015 legislative session, including three major proposals aimed at creating jobs in Tennessee.  The announcement comes after the General Assembly completed their organization session,

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Sen. Haile appointed to Finance and Education Committees in State Senate

(NASHVILLE, TN), January 20, 2015— State Senator Ferrell Haile (R-Gallatin) has been appointed to two key committees in the Tennessee State Senate, including the powerful House Finance, Ways and Means Committee which holds the purse strings for all of state government.  Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey made the appointment as the General Assembly completed its organizational session for the 2014-2015 legislative sessions.

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Senate Judiciary Committee to meet on legal questions of Medicaid expansion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) today called for a committee meeting next week to study the legal issues raised by the governor’s proposed Obamacare Medicaid expansion plan. The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in 12 Legislative Plaza.

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Sen. Overbey reappointed Chairman of Senate Ethics Committee

Appointed Vice-Chairman of Finance Committee, Vice-Chairman of Judiciary Committee and a member of the Health and Welfare Committee and the Rules Committee

 

(NASHVILLE, TN), January 20, 2015 — State Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) has been reappointed to serve in prominent leadership roles on three key committees in the Tennessee State Senate. 

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Senator Mike Bell reappointed Chairman of Senate Government Operations Committee

     (NASHVILLE, TN), January 20, 2015State Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville) has been reappointed Chairman of the Senate Government Operations Committee.  The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey as the 109th General Assembly wrapped up their organizational session in Nashville on Saturday.

 

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