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Senate Majority Leader Norris visits 2 schools

Legislator tours Hardwick Clothes

From the Cleveland Dailey Banner / January 25, 2017

By BRIAN GRAVES Banner Staff Writer

State Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) paid a trip to Bradley County Tuesday as he monitors the success of the Labor Education Alignment Program.

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Yager Announces Re-Election Bid Cites Prescription Drug Abuse, Fiscally Responsible Government as Top Priorities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2016

Yager Announces Re-Election Bid Cites Prescription Drug Abuse, Fiscally Responsible Government as Top Priorities

KINGSTON, TENN – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today his bid for reelection to the Tennessee State Senate. Yager, unopposed in his reelection bid,

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Legislation Proposed to Protect Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers

Three bills to elevate charges, punishment, provide personal safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn., (June 27, 2016) – A group of six Republican state lawmakers gathered for a press conference today at the Legislative Plaza to announce proposals designed to protect members of Tennessee’s law enforcement through the enhancement of criminal charges,

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Posted in News, Sen. Mark Green, Sen. Mike Bell, Sen. Todd Gardenhire
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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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SEN. KELSEY’S PROPOSAL TO INCREASE SENTENCES FOR CARJACKERS APPROVED BY SENATE

For Immediate Release
Contact: Garrah Carter-Mason (615) 741-3036

SEN. KELSEY’S PROPOSAL TO INCREASE SENTENCES FOR CARJACKERS APPROVED BY SENATE

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), April 5, 2016 –A proposal by State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) increasing the jail time served by carjackers is now on its way to the Governor after passage by the House of Representatives last week and approval by the State Senate on Monday night.

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Senate Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee to look at comptroller reports regarding misuse of funds in the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program in Tennessee

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

(NASHVILLE, TN), March 31, 2016 – The Senate Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee will look at recent audits completed by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury regarding the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the state’s Department of Human Services at a meeting next Tuesday.

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Posted in News, Sen. Steven Dickerson
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FOY WATSON, FATHER OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE BO WATSON, DIES AT 89

For Immediate Release
January 9, 2016
Contact: Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Foy Walton Watson, Jr., the father of Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Bo Watson (R-Hixson), died at his home on Saturday, January 9, 2016 four days before his 90th birthday.

Foy,

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Planned improvements for SR 29 (US 27) in Roane and Morgan Counties back on track says Senator Yager

For Immediate Release: October 17, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) said today that improvements slated for State Route 29 (US 27) in Roane and Morgan Counties from State Route 61 in Harriman to south of Whetstone Road in Morgan County are still scheduled despite an earlier delay in the project.

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If this doesn’t take the cake

If this doesn’t take the cake!

The Tennessee Board of Education now finds it necessary to limit the number of bake sales a school may hold to no more than 30 per year. The reason? The federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. That’s right. Federal regulations promulgated pursuant to that law restrict the freedom of your local PTA,

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Senator Kelsey Announces Witnesses for Criminal Justice Reform Hearing

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN), August 26, 2014 – Senator Brian Kelsey today released the names of the witnesses scheduled to testify regarding proposed criminal justice reforms in Tennessee. The hearing will occur before the Senate Judiciary Committee September 15 –

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