Monthly Archives: September 2017

SEN. BAILEY TO SIT OUT REMAINDER OF TITANS SEASON

Pledges donation equaling cost of his season tickets to local organizations honoring those who protect and defend this nation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) today responded to numerous media inquiries regarding his social media posts expressing disappointment and opposition to numerous NFL football players’ #TakeAKnee protests.

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Sen. Bowling announces September Listening Meetings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) announced the schedule for her town hall Listening Meetings in District 16 today. In her monthly meetings, Bowling offers assistance with state services and listens to concerns citizens have for the State Legislature.

 

“I look forward to talking with area citizens about how we can make our state a better place to work and live,” said Senator Bowling.  

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National conservative organizations spotlight Sen. Jackson as their “Legislator of the Week”

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) –  The American Legislative Exchange Council, America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators, and Freedom Works, a national organization which promotes free markets and individual liberty, has named Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) their State Legislator of the Week.  Each week,

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TRACY PRAISES ACTION BY GOVERNOR HASLAM TO HELP ENSURE TAXPAYERS DO NOT PAY WELFARE BENEFITS TO ABLE-BODIED RECIPIENTS

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) praised action taken by Governor Bill Haslam today to reinstate federal work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that were  waived in during the 2008 economic recession.   Tracy also applauded the governor’s efforts to strengthen the program’s integrity and encourage self-sufficiency through legislation to be proposed in the 2018 session of the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Senator Jackson to attend national summit on public safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) will attend a summit hosted by the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Association of State Correctional Administrators in Washington, D.C., in November. The two-day summit will gather leaders from all 50 states to build a better understanding of the crime,

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Three Stars of Tennessee Award honors five Tennessee heroes

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), September 11, 2017 — State Senator Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville) joined Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey and other state officials on Monday to present the state’s Three Stars of Tennessee Award. The awards honor five Tennessee heroes who dedicated their lives for the safety and security of their fellow citizens.

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Faison, Dickerson Announce First Meeting Of Joint Committee On Medical Cannabis

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State Representative Jeremy Faison (R–Cosby) and State Senator Steve Dickerson (R–Nashville) today announced the first meeting of the Joint Committee On Medical Cannabis. The event will be the first in a series of gatherings scheduled across the state to study, evaluate, analyze, and undertake a comprehensive review regarding whether the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes is in the state’s best interest.

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Sen. Roberts appointed to Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Disability Services

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) has been appointed by Lt. Governor Randy McNally to serve on the Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Disability Services. The committee will review all disability services in the state, discuss ways to better streamline services and improve their quality, access and affordability.

“This committee will take a comprehensive look at the scope of disability services and how they are delivered by various state government departments and agencies so we can remove any barriers,” said Sen.

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Sen. Jackson encourages farmers, businesses to apply for AEF grants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) is encouraging food and agriculture business, farmers and other entities in District 27 to apply for grants awarded through the Agriculture Enterprise Fund (AEF). The AEF is administered by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Economic and Community Development.

“I am proud to represent the place some of the most hardworking farmers and businesses in the state call home,” said Jackson.

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Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron to represent Tennessee at Historic Convention of the States

NASHVILLE, (September 6, 2017) – Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) is among seven Tennessee legislators who will join delegates from across the nation in Phoenix, Arizona on September 12 at the Balanced Budget Amendment Planning Convention. This assemblage will be the first national convention of the states convened since 1861,

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