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CHAIRMAN CROWE PRAISES JONESBOROUGH MIDDLE SCHOOL AND BALLAD HEALTH FOUNDATION FOR PROMOTING STUDENT ACTIVITY THROUGH THE MORNING MILE PROGRAM

(JONESBOROUGH, TN), October 2, 2018Senate Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) today praised Jonesborough Middle School, Ballad Health Foundation and Niswonger Children’s Hospital for promoting physical activity for local students through the “Morning Mile Program.”  The Morning Mile is made possible by Ballad Health’s Niswonger Children’s Hospital to help children in Northeast Tennessee and Southeast Virginia develop healthy habits by getting them off to an active start every morning before the school day begins.

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Local education agencies to receive school-based health services reimbursements for Medicaid-eligible children

NASHVILLE — Senate Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) today congratulated Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen and TennCare Director Wendy Long for finding a solution that will allow local education agencies to receive reimbursement for school-based health services rendered to Medicaid-eligible children.  The solution comes after two meetings of the joint Senate Health and Welfare Committee and the Senate Education Committee were held last year on the matter. 

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SENS. JACK JOHNSON AND RUSTY CROWE PRESENT SENATE PROCLAMATION TO COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND KENNY ROGERS DURING FAREWELL CONCERT

NASHVILLE – State Senator Jack Johnson  (R-Franklin) and Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) presented country music legend Kenny Rogers with a Senate Proclamation on Wednesday evening to recognize the singer for his many contributions to country music and Tennessee.  The presentation occurred at the All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

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SENATE HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE LOOKS AT WAYS TO PREVENT ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE — The Senate Health and Welfare Committee tackled the problem of preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) during their recent fall meeting in Nashville, calling for more coordination to ensure at-risk children are being served.  Lawmakers on the committee heard from the state’s foremost experts representing various departments and agencies of state government and the Tennessee Academy of Pediatrics regarding actions being taken to prevent ACEs and its wide-ranging impact on Tennesseans.

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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. Crowe announces $125,500 in art grants awarded in District 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) announced today that 10 organizations in District 3 will receive $125,500 in grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The grants were awarded after being reviewed by citizen advisory panels made up of Tennesseans with expertise in appropriate disciplines and a final review by the full commission.

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Sen. Crowe announces $25,000 ThreeStar Competitive Grant awarded to Unicoi County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) announced today that Unicoi County has been awarded $25,000 in ThreeStar Competitive Grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). Unicoi County is applying the grant funds for a comprehensive land use plan.

“I am pleased these funds will be used to continue developing a comprehensive land use plan for Unicoi County,” said Crowe.

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Sen. Crowe announces $5,000 ThreeStar Competitive Grant awarded to Washington County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) announced today that Washington County has been awarded $5,000 in ThreeStar Competitive Grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). Washington County is applying the grant funds for the Talent Connect workforce alignment program.

“I am pleased the Talent Connect program will receive this grant and continue its mission of familiarizing college students with Johnson City,

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Sen. Crowe announces $25,000 ThreeStar Competitive Grant awarded to Carter County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) announced today that Carter County has been awarded $25,000 in ThreeStar Competitive Grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). Carter County is applying the grant funds to the ACT Work Ready program.

“I am pleased the ACT Work Ready program will receive this grant and continue establishing a skilled workforce in Carter County,” said Crowe.

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Sen. Crowe commends Autism Society of East TN for new Autism Community Center in Johnson City

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) commends the Autism Society of East Tennessee on opening an Autism Community Center in Johnson City. The new Autism Community Center is the only one east of Knoxville.

“Those affected by autism in East Tennessee now have a closer,

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