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Sen. Watson among top Tennessee officials sharing Tennessee’s success story with nation’s top credit rating agencies

NASHVILLE —  Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bo Watson (R-Hixson) said today that he thinks Tennessee made a very strong case to continue to garner the  highest AAA rankings from all three of the nation’s top credit rating agencies.   Watson joined Governor Bill Haslam, Comptroller Justin P.

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Sen. Yager and Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder to hold a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Sgt. Alvin C. York in honor of the 100th anniversary of his heroism at Argonne

NASHVILLESenator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will be joined by Commissioner of Veterans Services Many-Bears Grinder on Monday, October 8th in a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Sgt. Alvin C. York.  It is the 100th anniversary of Sgt. York’s heroism at the Battle of Argonne in France where he led an attack on a German machine gun nest. 

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Sen. Briggs announces over $1.5 million in grants for Knox County schools to improve school safety

(NASHVILLE) – Today Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) announced over $1.5 million in state grants for Knox County Schools to improve safety and security. The General Assembly included $35 million in the 2018/2019 state budget for school safety, which Briggs supported, following recommendations from Governor Haslam’s School Safety Working Group.

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Richard Briggs

Senator Briggs congratulates Knox County Reward Schools in district

(NASHVILLE— State Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) today congratulated Ball Camp Elementary, Bearden High School, Farragut Intermediate, Farragut High School, Pleasant Ridge Elementary, Shannondale Elementary, and L&N Stem Academy for being named Reward Schools, which is the top distinction a school can earn in Tennessee. 

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Richard Briggs

Lawmakers call on hunters and fisherman to take active role in preserving time-honored tradition as nation celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day

NASHVILLESeptember 17, 2018 – State Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville) and Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin) will join millions of hunters and anglers across the nation on Saturday, September 22 in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day. 

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Mike Bell

Three Stars of Tennessee Award honors Sgt. Daniel Scott Baker

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), September 12, 2018 — Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey, State Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Bivins, Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield), Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville), Representative Mary Littleton (R-Dickson), and Representative Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) on Wednesday presented the state’s Three Stars of Tennessee Award posthumously to Sgt.

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Kerry Roberts

Lawmakers schedule “Listening Tour” in Jackson to assess services for persons with disabilities

NASHVILLE – Members of the Tennessee General Assembly’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Disability Services have scheduled an informal “Listening Tour” in Jackson to assess state services for persons with disabilities.  Among those attending are the co-chairs of the group Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) and Representative Debra Moody (R-Covington)

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Becky Massey

Statement from Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham regarding the success of the state’s Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program

NASHVILLE – Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) made the following statement in regards to the announcement that Tennessee students who participated in the state’s Read to be Ready program have shown significant gains in reading:

“This is great news,” said Chairman Gresham.  “These results are very promising. 

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Dolores Gresham

Senator Jackson announces grant to upgrade sewer treatment for Dyersburg

NASHVILLE, TN, (September 6, 2018)  State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) announced today that Dyersburg is set to receive a $498,774 Community Development Block Grant.  Jackson made the announcement after receiving notification from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development which administers the grant program under a procedure authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Ed Jackson

Rules finalized for drug donation program to help low-income Tennesseans receive prescription medication

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) July 25, 2018 – Thanks to the work of two Shelby County residents, low-income Tennesseans now have better access to prescription medication. On Wednesday, the Tennessee General Assembly’s Joint Government Operations Committee approved rules to implement the Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program,

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Brian Kelsey

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