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TDMHSAS Presents Major Pre-Arrest Diversion Infrastructure Grant to Madison County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) today joined Madison County Sheriff John Mehr and Representative Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson) as Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (TDMHSAS) Commissioner Marie Williams awarded a major mental illness grant to the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex. 

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Sen. Bowling announces Listening Meetings October 23-26

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) will hold October town hall Listening Meetings in District 16 on October 23-26. In her monthly meetings, Bowling offers assistance with state services and listens to concerns citizens have for the State Legislature.

“As we get closer to the start of the 2018 legislative session,

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Tennessee Building Commission approves $100,000 for Oliver Springs L&N Depot says Sen. Yager

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), October 12, 2017— State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) said that the Tennessee Building Commission approved the appropriation of $100,000 for the Oliver Springs L&N Depot today at their meeting in Nashville.   The funds were approved after Sen. Yager wrote Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin earlier this year asking for an appropriation for the project,

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SEN. KETRON RECEIVES TWO KEY AWARDS FOR WORK TO AID VICTIMS OF CRIME AND FOR DEDICATION TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE – Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) recently received two major awards for his work to aid victims of crime and for his dedication to children and families in Tennessee.

On Friday, Ketron received the Legislator of the Year award from the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. 

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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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SEN. BAILEY TO SIT OUT REMAINDER OF TITANS SEASON

Pledges donation equaling cost of his season tickets to local organizations honoring those who protect and defend this nation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) today responded to numerous media inquiries regarding his social media posts expressing disappointment and opposition to numerous NFL football players’ #TakeAKnee protests.

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Sen. Bowling announces September 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.

 

“I look forward to talking with area citizens about how we can make our state a better place to work and live,” said Senator Bowling.  

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National conservative organizations spotlight Sen. Jackson as their “Legislator of the Week”

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) –  The American Legislative Exchange Council, America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators, and Freedom Works, a national organization which promotes free markets and individual liberty, has named Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) their State Legislator of the Week.  Each week,

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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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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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