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Capitol Hill Week: Senate Judiciary approves Henry’s Law stiffening penalties against drug dealers who kill minors

Capitol Hill Week

Senate Judiciary approves Henry’s Law stiffening penalties against drug dealers who kill minors

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), February 15, 2018 – Drug dealers or others who unlawfully distribute Schedule I or II drugs to minors will be facing more jail time when it results in a death under legislation passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. 

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Capitol Hill Week: Governor Haslam reflects on Tennessee’s unprecedented successes in his final State of the State Address/Budget Address


Capitol Hill Week

Governor Haslam reflects on Tennessee’s unprecedented successes in his final State of the State Address/Budget Address

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), February 1, 2018 –  This week’s action on Capitol Hill was highlighted by Governor Bill Haslam’s eighth and final State of the State Address where he talked about Tennessee’s unprecedented successes,

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Capitol Hill Week: Legislation aims to roll back the rising tide of opioid addiction in Tennessee

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), January 25, 2018 –  Tennessee’s opioid crisis was front and center this week as Governor Bill Haslam, members of the General Assembly, and other state leaders announced a comprehensive plan to tackle the problem.  The plan, called TN Together,

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Capitol Hill Week: Senate Judiciary Committee focuses on juvenile justice reform

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), January 18, 2018 — As the Tennessee Senate returned for the second week of legislative action, attention turned to one of the key issues before lawmakers this year – juvenile justice reform.  The Senate Judiciary Committee heard an overview of a report delivered by the Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice from Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville),

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Opioid abuse and state budget headline issues before the General Assembly as 2018 legislative session begins

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), January 11, 2018 – The General Assembly returned to Capitol Hill on January 9 to begin the 2018 session with the state budget and legislation to curb opiate abuse expected to headline a wide array of issues on this year’s agenda.  Before getting down to work,

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Final Report on the 2017 Legislative Session

A Final Report on the 2017 Legislative Session

Contact: Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email: [email protected]

NASHVILLE, (June 15, 2017) — The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. 

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Lawmakers adjourn 2017 legislative session after passage of state budget and other key bills

NASHVILLE — The 2017 session of the 110th General Assembly has adjourned to become a part of Tennessee history with some of the most important bills of the year being approved during the final week of legislative action. This includes the passage of the state budget, legislation making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college,

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Legislation focuses on providing help for children suffering adverse childhood experiences

NASHVILLE – This week’s action on Capitol Hill was highlighted by a passage of a number of important initiatives as lawmakers continue discussions on the state’s budget. One such bill approved this week would establish a new pilot program to help children from troubled homes avoid chronic adverse childhood experiences.

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Budget moves front and center as legislature looks toward adjournment

NASHVILLE – As the 2017 session of the Tennessee General Assembly gets closer to adjournment, Senate committee action this week primarily centered on the state budget. The Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee received Governor Bill Haslam’s amended budget proposal on Tuesday which makes several improvements and adjustments to the original plan submitted to lawmakers on January 30.

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Senate acts on some of the most important bills of the 2017 legislative session this week as legislative session winds down

NASHVILLE – The Senate continued to make progress this week in winding down the 2017 legislative session, acting on some of the most important bills proposed this year including legislation addressing road improvements, tax relief, elderly abuse, and school bus safety.

The Senate voted 25 to 6 on Wednesday to approve Governor Bill Haslam’s Improving Manufacturing,

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