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Sen. Yager participates in event recognizing Governor Bill Haslam’s signing of major legislation addressing Tennessee’s opioid epidemic

(NASHVILLE) –  Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) recently participated in a ceremony with Governor Bill Haslam at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville marking the signing of a new law to fight Tennessee’s opioid epidemic.   Yager’s legislation addresses the law enforcement and treatment components of a three-pronged plan to curb abuse,

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Statement from Senator Ken Yager regarding Historical Commission grant to preserve Roane County’s Historic Courthouse

(NASHVILLE) – Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) made the following statement regarding the award of a $25,000 grant from the Historical Commission for the Roane County Heritage Commission’s efforts to preserve the historic courthouse.  Senator Yager strongly supported the grant and was in communication with the Historical Commission regarding its importance to the community:

“The grant from the state Historical Commission to the Roane Heritage Commission will provide much needed support for preservation of the historic courthouse,

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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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General Assembly approves Primacy and Reclamation Act allowing Tennessee to reclaim control over state’s surface mining coal industry

(NASHVILLE), April 11, 2018 – Legislation allowing Tennessee to reclaim control of the state’s surface coal mining industry has passed the House of Representatives.  The Primacy and Reclamation Act, sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro), brings direct oversight to the state through a system of issuing permits and enforcing regulations by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

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Statement from Senator Ken Yager regarding City of Jellico

NASHVILLE – Senate State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) made the following statement after the announcement from State Comptroller Justin Wilson about the financial condition of the City of Jellico:

“Under the leadership of Mayor Forster Baird and the City Council, Jellico is once again on the right track,

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Sen. Yager announces new appropriation amendment will provide funding to complete Henry / Stafford Agricultural Exposition Center at RSCC

NASHVILLE —  State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) said today that he is very pleased that funding he proposed for the Henry / Stafford Agricultural Exposition Center at Roane State Community College (RSCC) is in the proposed supplemental budget amendment submitted by Governor Bill Haslam today.  The amendment provides $300,000 to complete the center which plays host to a wide variety of livestock and agricultural-related events every year.

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Senators Ken Yager and Paul Bailey announce inclusion of $600,000 in Governor Bill Haslam’s supplemental budget amendment to purchase property for Upper Cumberland Veterans Cemetery

(NASHVILLE) –Senate State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Senate Transportation and Safety Committee Chairman Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) today announced the inclusion of $600,000 in Governor Bill Haslam’s supplemental budget amendment to purchase property for the Upper Cumberland Veterans Cemetery. The amendment was recommended by the two lawmakers when Department of Veterans Affairs Many-Bears Grinder presented the department’s budget to the State and Local Government Committee for approval earlier this month.

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Statement from Senator Ken Yager regarding the JDS Technologies Expansion

(NASHVILLE), March 12, 2018 – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) made the following statement regarding the announcement that JDS Technologies will create 110 new jobs in Scott County:

“This is tremendous news for Scott County,” said Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston).  “I have visited this facility and seen their operations firsthand,

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RESOLUTION WOULD LET VOTERS DECIDE IF THEY WANT THE ELECTED GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO CHOOSE THEIR STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), January 23, 2018  — A resolution that would allow Tennessee voters to decide if they want their elected representatives to select the state’s attorney general (AG), rather than the current system of allowing five appointed Supreme Court justices to make that choice, was approved 7 to 2 today by the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

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Statement from Senator Ken Yager regarding Takahata Announcement

 

(NASHVILLE, TN), December 13, 2017   —   “Today’s announcement is a wonderful Christmas present for Scott County,” said Senator Yager.  “I am thrilled that these jobs will be coming to our area.  We thank Takahata for its confidence in Scott County workers and commend the local leadership and Chamber for their work to position the county for growth. 

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