Monthly Archives: May 2016

Statement from Sen. McNally regarding the announcement of State’s AAA Rating

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — “It comes as no surprise to me that Tennessee would earn a Triple-A Rating,” Sen. McNally said. “This General Assembly has been committed to passing sound, fiscally responsible legislation and this rating is a reflection of our common sense policies. We have been thriving as a state and by now holding the highest bond ratings,

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Statement from Speaker Pro Tempore Bo Watson regarding the announcement of State’s AAA Rating

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — “In Tennessee we pride ourselves on living within our means,” Sen. Watson stated. “Actually, it’s really simple math- spend less than you bring in and save the difference. That’s not only a good practice for individuals and families, it turns out it’s good public policy, too. Our friends in D.C could learn a thing or two from the folks in Tennessee.

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Statement of Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris on Tennessee receiving a triple – AAA bond rating

Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) made the following statement concerning Tennessee receiving a AAA rating from Standard and Poor’s Rating Service.

“It takes teamwork to be “Triple-A All the Way” said Norris today.

As Republican Leader, Norris has sponsored and passed 6 balanced budgets in a row.

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A FINAL REPORT ON THE 2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION OF THE 109TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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

NASHVILLE, (May 25, 2016)  — The 109th General Assembly adjourned on April 22, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with passage of major legislation to reduce crime, cut tax burdens, spur job growth,

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Dickerson, Beck and Jernigan applaud action to select sites for new North and East Campuses of Nashville State Community College

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –State Senator Steven Dickerson, Representative Bill Beck and Representative Darren Jernigan today applauded the issuance of a solicitation of site selection by the Tennessee Board of Regents for future satellite campuses for Nashville State Community College (NSCC) in North and East Davidson County. The lawmakers represent the portions of Davidson County where the campuses would be located.

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State Senator Massey Attends CSG Subcommittee Meeting to Develop Policies to Help Disabled Enter Workforce

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Subcommittees of a national workforce development task force created by The Council of State Governments met recently in Washington, D.C., to develop and review policy options that states could consider to improve workforce development for people with disabilities.

The meeting featured Jerry Abramson, deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs at the White House,

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Historical Legislation Becomes Law to Eliminate the Hall Income Tax

Tennessee on Its Way to Be Completely Income Tax Free

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Legislation sponsored by TN Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) and TN Rep. Charles Sargent (R-Franklin) to statutorily phase out the Hall Income Tax was signed into law today by Governor Bill Haslam sending Tennessee on its way to an income tax-free status by January 1,

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Senator Mark Green speaks in National Forum on Autonomous Cars, Job Creation

Sponsored Legislation Places Tennessee as Industry Leader in Auto Tech

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Clarksville Republican Senator Mark Green joined technology and auto industry leaders at the University of Maryland’s National Transportation Center in its program, “Automated Vehicle Policy and Regulation: A State Perspective Workshop.”

The highly competitive auto industry is actively pursuing innovative technologies that expand on current amenities available in vehicles that will move toward autonomous or self-driving vehicles.

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Governor Bill Haslam signs Campbell Falk Act

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), May 17, 2016 – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed into law the “Campbell Falk Act” that for the first time in Tennessee establishes a ward’s right to visit and communicate with family and close friends. The new law is named in recognition of country music legend Glen Campbell and renowned actor Peter Falk.

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Senator John Stevens 2016 Legislative Wrap-up

Late April saw the second half of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly come to a close. It was a historic and eventful legislative session. Here are just a few of those accomplishments:

Justice Roger Page of West Tennessee was unanimously confirmed to the Tennessee Supreme Court by the Tennessee General Assembly early in 2016,

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