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Sen. Gresham announces over $1 million in grants for school districts to improve school safety

(NASHVILLE) – Today Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) announced over $1 million in state grants for school districts she represents to improve school safety and security. These grants include $302,140 in Safe School grants, which are recurring funds and $755,340 in School Safety and Security grants, which are one-time funds.

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Posted in Members, Sen. Dolores Gresham


Sen. Briggs announces over $1.5 million in grants for Knox County schools to improve school safety

(NASHVILLE) – Today Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) announced over $1.5 million in state grants for Knox County Schools to improve safety and security. The General Assembly included $35 million in the 2018/2019 state budget for school safety, which Briggs supported, following recommendations from Governor Haslam’s School Safety Working Group.

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Senator Briggs congratulates Knox County Reward Schools in district

(NASHVILLE— State Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) today congratulated Ball Camp Elementary, Bearden High School, Farragut Intermediate, Farragut High School, Pleasant Ridge Elementary, Shannondale Elementary, and L&N Stem Academy for being named Reward Schools, which is the top distinction a school can earn in Tennessee. 

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Richard Briggs


Lawmakers call on hunters and fisherman to take active role in preserving time-honored tradition as nation celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day

NASHVILLESeptember 17, 2018 – State Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville) and Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin) will join millions of hunters and anglers across the nation on Saturday, September 22 in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day. 

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Mike Bell


Three Stars of Tennessee Award honors Sgt. Daniel Scott Baker

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), September 12, 2018 — Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey, State Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Bivins, Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield), Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville), Representative Mary Littleton (R-Dickson), and Representative Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) on Wednesday presented the state’s Three Stars of Tennessee Award posthumously to Sgt.

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Kerry Roberts


Lawmakers schedule “Listening Tour” in Jackson to assess services for persons with disabilities

NASHVILLE – Members of the Tennessee General Assembly’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Disability Services have scheduled an informal “Listening Tour” in Jackson to assess state services for persons with disabilities.  Among those attending are the co-chairs of the group Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) and Representative Debra Moody (R-Covington)

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Becky Massey


Statement from Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham regarding the success of the state’s Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program

NASHVILLE – Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) made the following statement in regards to the announcement that Tennessee students who participated in the state’s Read to be Ready program have shown significant gains in reading:

“This is great news,” said Chairman Gresham.  “These results are very promising. 

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Dolores Gresham


Senator Jackson announces grant to upgrade sewer treatment for Dyersburg

NASHVILLE, TN, (September 6, 2018)  State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) announced today that Dyersburg is set to receive a $498,774 Community Development Block Grant.  Jackson made the announcement after receiving notification from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development which administers the grant program under a procedure authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Ed Jackson


Rules finalized for drug donation program to help low-income Tennesseans receive prescription medication

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) July 25, 2018 – Thanks to the work of two Shelby County residents, low-income Tennesseans now have better access to prescription medication. On Wednesday, the Tennessee General Assembly’s Joint Government Operations Committee approved rules to implement the Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program,

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Brian Kelsey


Senator Jackson announces over $2.2 million in Community Development Block Grants for Senate District 27

(NASHVILLE) July 12, 2018 – State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) announced today that Senate District 27 will receive over $2.2 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). These grants are designed to assist cities and counties with infrastructure needs.

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Posted in Members, Sen. Ed Jackson, Uncategorized


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