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Lt. Gov. McNally and Sen. Yager announce approval of $3.1 million low interest loan for Oak Ridge Pump Station Rehabilitation and Improvements Project

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), June 23, 2017 – Lt. Governor Randy McNally and Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) said today they have been informed by Governor Haslam and the Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) that the City of Oak Ridge will receive $3.1 million for the Oak Ridge Pump Station. The project will be funded with a 20-year loan with an interest rate of 1.69 percent.

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Additional funds from new state budget will aid local facilities in treating mental health and substance abuse says Sen. Yager

NASHVILLE, (June 22, 2017) – Additional funds in Tennessee’s 2017-2018 state budget will aid local facilities that treat Tennesseans with mental health or substance abuse issues says Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman), who represents Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, Pickett and Scott Counties in Senate District 12 in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Event marks signing of resolution sponsored by Sen. Beavers and Rep. Weaver recognizing pornography as a public health hazard in Tennessee

Photo is of Tiffany Leeper, founder and President of Girls Against Porn and Human Trafficking, Rep. Weaver, Governor Haslam and Senator Beavers

NASHVILLE, (June 22, 2017) – An event marking Governor Bill Haslam’s signing of a resolution recognizing pornography as a public health hazard in the State of Tennessee took place on Wednesday at the State Capitol in Nashville.

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Event marks signing of legislation promoting continued recreational use of Ocoee River

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An event marking Governor Bill Haslam’s signing of major legislation promoting the continued recreational use of Tennessee’s world famous Ocoee River was held in Nashville on Wednesday. Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville) and Representative Dan Howell (R-Georgetown), who sponsored the new law, said it ensures that recreational use of the river continues for many more years to come.

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Sen. Tracy, sponsor of legislation preventing any city in Tennessee from becoming a “sanctuary city,” says action by Metro Government to try to skirt state law will draw strong legislative response

NASHVILLE, (June 21, 2017) — Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville), who passed a law in 2009 preventing any city in Tennessee from becoming a “sanctuary city” for illegal aliens, said any action taken by Metro Government of Nashville to try to skirt it will draw a strong legislative response.

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Statement from Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) regarding disaster relief request for Shelby County storm

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), June 14, 2017 – “I am very pleased that Governor Haslam has made this request to help those who suffered damages as a result of the storms,” said Sen. Kelsey. “Many Shelby Countians sustained substantial damage and need assistance to get back on their feet. Taxpayers have suffered major costs from storm clean-up,

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Norris applauds upward movement of Tennessee’s status on child well-being

(NASHVILLE), June 13, 2017 — Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) called today’s announcement that Tennessee has climbed three places in the national ranking for child well-being “a significant step in the right direction.” Norris made the statement after the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2017 KIDS COUNT® released their report showing the state has moved from 38th to 35th.

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STATEMENT FROM SENATE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE JIM TRACY REGARDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT MINTH GROUP LTD. WILL INVEST $13.2 MILLION TO ESTABLISH A MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN MARSHALL COUNTY

NASHVILLE — “This is a huge investment in Marshall County,” said Senator Tracy. “The Governor, our legislature and our county officials have worked diligently to attract investment and break down barriers to job growth and it is producing results. “This job investment is also testament to the great people who make up our local workforce.

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Speakers create and appoint Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice

NASHVILLE – Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) and Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) this week announced the formation of the Joint Ad Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice. The task force will be co-chaired by Speaker Harwell and Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville).

The task force will study,

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Overbey appointed to Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice

(NASHVILLE), June 8, 2017 — State Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) has been appointed to Tennessee’s new Juvenile Justice Realignment Task Force that will undertake a comprehensive review of the state’s juvenile justice system. The announcement regarding the formation of the task force, which is comprised of top leaders from all three branches of Tennessee government,

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