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TRACY PRAISES ACTION BY GOVERNOR HASLAM TO HELP ENSURE TAXPAYERS DO NOT PAY WELFARE BENEFITS TO ABLE-BODIED RECIPIENTS

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) praised action taken by Governor Bill Haslam today to reinstate federal work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that were  waived in during the 2008 economic recession.   Tracy also applauded the governor’s efforts to strengthen the program’s integrity and encourage self-sufficiency through legislation to be proposed in the 2018 session of the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Sen. Tracy announces $15,000 Clean Tennessee Energy Grant to Bedford County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced the awarding of $15,000 in Clean Tennessee Energy Grants (CTEG) to the Bedford County Utility District. Tracy was informed of the grant being awarded by Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau.

The CTEG will be used to replace fluorescent lighting with new LED lighting in the water treatment plant building.

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Sens. Tracy and Ketron welcome over $500,000 in grants to Rutherford County Schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sens. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) welcome $553,600 in grants from the Tennessee Department of Education into Rutherford County Schools. The grants will be used on new mechatronics and health sciences equipment for Career Technical Education (CTE) classrooms.

“This is tremendous news for Rutherford County,” said Tracy.

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Sen. Tracy announces ThreeStar Competitive Grants awarded to District 14

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced today that four counties in District 14 have been awarded ThreeStar Competitive Grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). The grants will be used for a variety of local programs addressing economic development, public safety, health, education and workforce development.

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Senator Tracy announces signing of the Teacher Bill of Rights

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 14 which creates a list of rights and protections afforded to Tennessee educators.

“We appreciate our teachers and are grateful for all they do for our communities,” said Senator Tracy, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate and a member of the Education Committee.

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Senator Tracy announces signing and enactment of Good Samaritan provision to Move Over Law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 996 creating an extension of the “Move Over Law” to include Good Samaritans who have pulled over to help distressed drivers. The bill goes into effect on July 1.

The bill requires a motor vehicle to yield the right-of-way by making a lane change,

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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 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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Sens. Ketron and Tracy announce $78,320 in art grants awarded in Rutherford County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senators Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced today that 13 organizations throughout Rutherford County will receive $78,320 in grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission. These grants were allocated after being reviewed by citizen advisory panels made up of Tennesseans with expertise in appropriate disciplines and a final review by the full Arts Commission.

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SENATE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE JIM TRACY FILES LEGISLATION CALLING FOR PHOTOS ON EBT CARDS USED FOR SNAP AND TANF BENEFITS

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.)Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has filed legislation requiring photos to be added to the state’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, the method used for delivering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to eligible Tennesseans.  The bill aims to deter theft and the selling or trafficking of the cards,

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