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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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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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Tennessee Delegation heads to Balanced Budget Planning Convention

NASHVILLE – The seven Tennessee lawmakers representing the state at a Balanced Budget Amendment Planning Convention in Phoenix, Arizona next Tuesday have filed a resolution to begin the process of preparing for an Article V convention. Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville), Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville), Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains), Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro),

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Sen. Massey appointed Chairman of Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Disability Services

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) has been appointed to co-chair the Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Disability Services by Lt. Governor Randy McNally and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell. Massey will be co-chairing the committee with Rep. Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland).

The committee will review all disability services in the state,

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Sen. Ketron speaks on panel at Better Health Better Learning Summit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) spoke today to educators, administrators and stakeholders from across the state at the Better Health Better Learning summit hosted by Tennessee Score and Nashville Health. The conversation focused on the intersection between legislation and community involvement in reforming education to encourage healthier habits among students.

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Sen. Yager announces registration for fifth annual Grant Conference at Roane State Community College

AGENDA: Yager – Grants Conference Agenda draft – August 28 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announces that registration is now open for his fifth annual Grant Conference. The conference will be held on Wednesday, September 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Sen. Bowling announces August 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 and upcoming General Assembly session.

“My highest priority in office is to represent the interests of my constituency the best I can,” said Bowling.

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