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Sen. Watson among top Tennessee officials sharing Tennessee’s success story with nation’s top credit rating agencies

NASHVILLE —  Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bo Watson (R-Hixson) said today that he thinks Tennessee made a very strong case to continue to garner the  highest AAA rankings from all three of the nation’s top credit rating agencies.   Watson joined Governor Bill Haslam, Comptroller Justin P.

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Sen. Watson and Rep. Hazlewood ask TDOT to move swiftly on Highway 127 road project up Signal Mtn.

NASHVILLE –  State Senator Bo Watson (R-Hixson) and Representative Patsy Hazlewood (R-Signal Mtn.) have asked the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to move swiftly on the Highway 127 project leading up Signal Mountain.  In a sternly-worded letter, the lawmakers asked TDOT Commissioner John Schroer to prioritize the road project due to further deterioration of the road.

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Governor Haslam signs Sen. Watson’s bills to promote business growth and investment via tax credits

(NASHVILLE) May 14, 2018 – Two pieces of legislation sponsored by Senator Bo Watson (R-Hixson) that promote business growth and investment in the form of tax credits have been signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam. Senate Bill 157 ensures that grants given to companies from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) are not counted as taxable income under the new federal tax code.  

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Rural Hospital Transformation Act advances in Tennessee General Assembly to support state’s rural hospitals

 

NASHVILLE – Legislation to support Tennessee’s rural hospitals so they can continue to foster greater quality of care in the state’s rural communities is advancing in the General Assembly.  The Tennessee Rural Hospital Transformation Act of 2018, sponsored by Senator Bo Watson (R-Hixson) and Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown),

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Legislation seeks to end emissions tests for vehicles in Tennessee

NASHVILLE – Legislation that would end mandatory emissions tests for vehicles in Tennessee has been filed in the Tennessee General Assembly.  Senate Bill 2656, sponsored by Senator Bo Watson (R-Hixson), Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) and Representative Mike Carter (R-Ooltewah), would apply to Hamilton, Davidson, Rutherford,

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Sen. Watson to head General Assembly’s Wellness Caucus

(NASHVILLE) – Senator Bo Watson (R-Hixson), Chairman of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee, has been named Co-Chair of the new Wellness Caucus created by members of the Tennessee General Assembly in conjunction with the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness.

“From my career in the healthcare industry to serving on the Senate Health and Welfare Committee,

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SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVES RESOLUTION CALLING FOR CONVENTION OF STATES TO REIN IN FEDERAL DEBT

NASHVILLE — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a resolution today calling for a convention of states in Nashville for the purpose of adopting a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  The convention would be the first formal meeting of the states since 1861.

Senate Joint Resolution 9,

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CHAIRMAN BO WATSON APPOINTS STEVENS, OVERBEY AND DICKERSON AS CHAIRS OF KEY SENATE FINANCE, WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEES

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  Finance, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bo Watson (R-Hixson) has named Senators John Stevens (R-Huntingdon), Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) and Steven Dickerson (R-Nashville) chairmen of three key subcommittees in the Tennessee Senate.  Senator Stevens was named Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Overbey was reappointed Chairman of the Revenue Subcommittee and Senator Dickerson was reappointed Chairman of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee.

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Sen. Watson appointed chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), January 12, 2017— State Senator Bo Watson (R-Hixson) has been appointed chairman of the powerful Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee which holds the purse strings for all of state government. The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally as the 110th General Assembly wrapped up their organizational session in Nashville on Thursday.

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Statement from Senator Bo Watson regarding use of the Community Safety Act to combat gang violence

NASHVILLE — Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Bo Watson (R-Hixson), sponsor of the Community Safety Act, made the following statement regarding use of the 2014 law by the District Attorney’s Office:

“I am very pleased to hear that the District Attorney’s office will be using provisions of the Community Safety Act in combatting gang violence.

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