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SEN. RICHARD BRIGGS EFFORTS TO ADDRESS RETAIL THEFT AND DRUG ABUSE FEATURED IN CNBC INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

Report examines organized retail crime and its link to the opioid crisis

 

 NASHVILLE — State Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) is featured in an investigative report posted on CNBC today which examines organized retail crime and its link to the opioid crisis. 

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SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN MIKE BELL PRAISES WORK OF STATE’S AUDITORS AS 500TH SUNSET PERFORMANCE AUDIT IS ISSUED

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –   Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman Mike Bell (R-Riceville) praised the work of state auditors today as the Comptroller of the Treasury released its 500th Sunset Performance Audit, calling them “guardians of public trust.”

The milestone audit was performed on TRICOR, a state agency that provides occupational and life skills training for Tennessee’s incarcerated population.  

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Sen. Johnson to Attend White House Tax-Reform Meeting

(Nashville) – Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Chairman Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) will attend a “State and Local Government Tax-Reform and Economic Competitiveness Discussion” on Thursday, November 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST) at the White House in Washington D.C.  The invitation was extended to Johnson by The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA).

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Posted in News, Sen. Jack Johnson


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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Posted in News, Sen. Bo Watson


Senator Bell Elected to National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses Executive Council

(NASHVILLE) – State Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville), Co-Chairman of the Tennessee Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, has been elected to serve as a member of the Executive Council for the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC). The announcement was made last week at the 14th Annual NASC Legislator Summit in Acme, Michigan,

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Posted in News, Sen. Mike Bell


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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Posted in News, Sen. Jack Johnson, Sen. Rusty Crowe


SENATOR GRESHAM CONGRATULATES TWO CHESTER COUNTY REWARD SCHOOLS IN TOP 5 PERCENT FOR PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville), Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, today congratulated students, parents and staff at Jacks Creek Elementary School and Chester County High School for being named “Reward Schools” for 2017 by the Tennessee Department of Education.  Jacks Creek Elementary School is ranked in the top five percent of schools in Tennessee for academic achievement and Chester County High School is ranked in the top five percent for student growth.

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Posted in News, Sen. Dolores Gresham


Senator Haile receives prestigious award for his efforts on behalf of abused and neglected children

NASHVILLE – State Senator Ferrell Haile (R- Gallatin) has been named “Legislator of the Year” in Tennessee for his efforts on behalf of abused and neglected children.  The award from Tennessee Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association was presented to Haile on Tuesday in Nashville.

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Date is set for Sen. Yager’s 24th annual Chili Supper

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  A date has been set for the 24th annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston).  The district-wide event is scheduled for Friday, November 17, at Roane State Community College Harriman from 5 to 7 p.m. EST.

“I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at the chili supper. 

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Posted in News, Sen. Ken Yager


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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Posted in News, Sen. Ed Jackson
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