Monthly Archives: November 2015

Senator McNally warns citizens of area telephone scam

NASHVILLE – State Senator Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) is once again warning area residents to be on the lookout for scam attacks. The latest attack is a phone scam which targets taxpayers who are told they owe money to the United States Treasury which must be paid promptly by giving the caller bank account information.

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Sen. Kelsey to Increase Sentences for Carjacking

NASHVILLE – State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) said today he is introducing legislation to crack down on carjackings in Tennessee. Sen. Kelsey’s announcement comes amid a recent spate of carjackings in the Memphis area. At least six carjackings have been reported in the area in the last three weeks.

Kelsey said his bill aims to keep Tennesseans safer by ensuring that carjackers serve more time behind bars.

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Posted in News, Sen. Brian Kelsey


Senate State and Local Government Committee and House State Government Committee to hold joint hearings in early December on Refugee Resettlement

NASVHILLE — Senate State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and House State Government Committee Chairman Bob Ramsey (R-Maryville) said today that they are planning to conduct a joint hearing in early December to look at plans by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to bring Syrian refugees to Tennessee.

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Senate and House Government Operations Committee Chairmen praise efforts by Governor Haslam to prevent the selling of human fetal tissue from aborted fetuses in Tennessee

NASHVILLE – Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman Mike Bell (R-Riceville) and House Government Operations Committee Chairman Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) today praised the efforts of Governor Bill Haslam to help prevent the selling of human fetal tissue from aborted fetuses. Bell and Faison held a hearing of the Joint Government Operations Committee in August to look at enforcement of Tennessee’s law banning the sale of tissue or organs from an aborted fetus.

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KETRON DRAFTING LEGISLATION CALLING FOR TRANSPARENCY IN FEDERAL REFUGEE RESETTLENT PROGAM

(NASHVILLE) — State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) said today that he is drafting legislation to determine how much refugee resettlement is costing Tennesseans in his continuing effort to give the state greater control over who and how many are placed here by the federal government. Ketron, who said he is adamantly opposed to the federal government placing Syrian refugees in the state,

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Plans are complete for Sen. Yager’s 22nd annual Chili Supper and Charity Auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann to attend

(HARRIMAN, Tenn.), November 13, 2015 — Plans for Senator Ken Yager’s 22nd annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction are complete. The event will take place next Friday, November 20 at Roane State Community College from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann will join a host of state and local officials who will be celebrity servers at the event.

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Senator Bailey among seven lawmakers seeking answers on federal refugee resettlement program in Tennessee

NASHVILLE — Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) joined six other state lawmakers today in requesting a meeting with Governor Bill Haslam to discuss issues surrounding the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement’s plan for resettling Syrian refugees in Tennessee. Bailey, Representative Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville), Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains), Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville),

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New Veterans Specialty Plate Program Announced by TN Senator Mark Green, MD Enabling legislation assists Veterans each day of the year

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 11, 2015) – Paying tribute to Tennessee’s veterans, TN Senator Mark Green, MD kicked off the specialty automobile plate sales program to assist with funding mental health services for military veterans.

“Our men and women make an incredible sacrifice to serve our nation.

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Posted in News, Sen. Mark Green


Sen. Kelsey and Rep. Eldridge file legislation to protect Army and Air National Guardsmen

NASHVILLE — State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) and Representative Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson) today filed legislation to protect National Guard reservists from losing their jobs in connection with their service. State law currently provides protection for residents who take a leave of absence in accordance with orders from the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard;

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STATE SENATOR DOLORES GRESHAM LEADS DELEGATION TO WASHINGTON, D.C. TO ADDRESS THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE FEDERAL ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT

(Atlanta, Georgia) – With the potential reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) nearing a critical junction, a delegation of Southern states’ legislative education committee chairs traveled to Washington, D.C. between November 4-5, 2015, for meetings with influential members of Congress involved with the reauthorization process, as well as a policy session with key staff from the legislative and executive branches and a Washington,

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