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Senator Mark Pody to tour renovations at Cedars of Lebanon State Park

(NASHVILLE, TN), May 21, 2018 – State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) will tour the new renovations at Cedars of Lebanon State Park with Tennessee Deputy Commissioner for Parks and Conservation Brock Hill, Representative Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon) and Park Manager Buddy Ingram on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The tour will take place at 1:00 p.m.

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Gov. Haslam signs legislation sponsored by Sen. Ken Yager to fight state’s opioid epidemic

(NASHVILLE) –  Major legislation sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) to fight Tennessee’s opioid epidemic was signed into law today by  Governor Bill Haslam.   Senate Bill 2258 is part of Governor Bill Haslam’s TN Together initiative – a three-pronged plan to combat the opioid epidemic. It addresses the law enforcement and treatment components of the plan to curb abuse,

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Legislation sponsored by Sen. Pody requires abortion providers to offer ultrasound results to women is signed into law

(NASHVILLE) May 15, 2018 – Legislation sponsored by Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) to ensure a woman seeking an abortion has the opportunity to know all information gathered about her pregnancy prior to the abortion was recently signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam. The law states that if an ultrasound is performed as part of an examination prior to an abortion,

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Sen. Jackson announces $100,000 for Dyersburg Army Air Base Veterans’ Museum

(NASHVILLE) May 15, 2018 – State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) announced today that $100,000 was appropriated in the 2018/2019 state budget recently adopted by the Tennessee General Assembly for the Dyersburg Army Air Base Veterans’ Museum. The appropriation, which was sponsored by Senator Jackson, will go towards maintenance of the museum.

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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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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Bo Watson


Sen. Gresham encourages parents to sign up for award-winning TNStars 529 college savings fund program

(NASHVILLE) May 14, 2018 – As National 529 College Savings Day is approaching on May 29th, Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) encourages families to sign up for TNStars College Savings 529 plan, which incentivizes families to participate early in a 529 college savings fund for their children. To celebrate National 529 College Savings Day,

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Dolores Gresham


Legislation sponsored by Sen. Yager to increase Medicaid funding for ambulance services is signed into law

(NASHVILLE) May 10, 2018 – Legislation sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) that continues the Ambulance Service Provider Assessment Act has been signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam. This law allows the state to receive additional Medicaid funds to be distributed to local private and public ambulance services for transporting patients covered by the program.

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Ken Yager


Legislation sponsored by Sen. Massey to fight opioid abuse and decrease number of babies born drug dependent is signed into law

(NASHVILLE) May 9, 2018 – Major legislation to curb opioid abuse sponsored by Senator Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville) was recently signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam. The legislation aims to promote safe and responsible pharmacy benefits regarding opioid prescriptions for TennCare enrollees. More specifically, the purpose of the legislation is to curb opioid abuse among women of child-bearing age to reduce the number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Becky Massey


Senator Jackson passes key opioid treatment and enforcement measure

Bill complements Haslam Administration legislative package

 

NASHVILLE — A critical measure in the fight to eradicate opioid addiction passed the General Assembly in the final days of the most recent legislative session. Sponsored by State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson),

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Sen. Yager announces $50,000 for LaFollette Post Office restoration following sponsorship of appropriations amendment

(NASHVILLE) April 4, 2018 – The City of LaFollette will receive $50,000 to preserve the historic LaFollette Post Office under an appropriation amendment added to the state budget at the request of Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston).  The legislation, which also passed the House of Representatives, is set to become law upon the signature of Governor Bill Haslam.

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