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Senator Mark Pody to tour renovations at Cedars of Lebanon State Park

(NASHVILLE, TN), May 21, 2018 – State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) will tour the new renovations at Cedars of Lebanon State Park with Tennessee Deputy Commissioner for Parks and Conservation Brock Hill, Representative Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon) and Park Manager Buddy Ingram on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The tour will take place at 1:00 p.m.

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Gov. Haslam signs legislation sponsored by Sen. Ken Yager to fight state’s opioid epidemic

(NASHVILLE) –  Major legislation sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) to fight Tennessee’s opioid epidemic was signed into law today by  Governor Bill Haslam.   Senate Bill 2258 is part of Governor Bill Haslam’s TN Together initiative – a three-pronged plan to combat the opioid epidemic. It addresses the law enforcement and treatment components of the plan to curb abuse,

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Legislation benefits Veterans / 2017 legislative session

 

The General Assembly passed numerous bills during the 2017 legislative session to aid Tennessee’s veterans and show support for those who serve in the U.S. armed forces.

 

BUDGET — The budget fully restores property tax relief for 100 percent service-related disabled veterans by raising the home value threshold from $100,000 to $175,000. 

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Senator Jackson passes key opioid treatment and enforcement measure

Bill complements Haslam Administration legislative package

 

NASHVILLE — A critical measure in the fight to eradicate opioid addiction passed the General Assembly in the final days of the most recent legislative session. Sponsored by State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson),

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Legislation aims to prevent sexual misconduct by teachers with their students

The legislative package passed by the General Assembly this year follows a comprehensive report from Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson which revealed deficiencies in hiring practices for school personnel that could allow predators to slip through the cracks.

Teacher Misconduct / Background Checks – Ensures that background checks are conducted to identify sexual predators before a teacher license is issued and that reports are done on an ongoing basis for those who work with children. 

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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR BILL KETRON REGARDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT i3 VERTICALS WILL EXPAND MIDDLE TENNESSEE OPERATIONS

NASHVILLE — “i3 Verticals’ decision to expand and bring more jobs into Rutherford County is great news for our community,” said Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro). “Local officials, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, and i3 Vertical have done tremendous work to make this happen.  

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Senate approves Reentry Incentive Grant program which aims to reduce recidivism in Tennessee jails

NASHVILLE — Legislation authorizing a pilot program to award grants to local county sheriffs or probation departments that are successful in reducing recidivism was approved by the full Senate today.  Senate Bill 1865, sponsored by Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson), would provide $1 million in grants to fund a three-year successful reentry program in four Tennessee counties.

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Senator Ketron announces new trial court judge for Rutherford County is funded under the budget adopted by the Senate today

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), April 18, 2018 –  Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) said today that Rutherford and Cannon Counties will receive a new trial court judge under a budget amendment approved by the full Senate today.  The amendment adds $800,000 recurring and $99,400 non-recurring to fund judges in the 16th,

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SENATOR BOWLING EARNS NATIONAL AWARD FOR WORK TO EXPAND ACCESS TO BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE IN TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, (April 17, 2018) — State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) is set to receive a national award from the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC) for her efforts to  accelerate the deployment of advanced communications networks throughout Tennessee.  Bowling has been chosen to receive the group’s “2018 State Champion Award.”

“Through your outstanding and tireless work on behalf of the communities, 

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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR PAUL BAILEY REGARDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT COLOROBBIA USA, INC. WILL CREATE 30 NEW JOBS IN COOKEVILLE

NASHVILLE , (April 17, 2018) — “I am very excited that these new jobs are coming to Cookeville as a result of Colorobbia USA’s investment in a facility here,” said Sen. Bailey.   “Governor Haslam and our legislature have worked diligently to attract investment and break down barriers to job growth and it is producing great results. 

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