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Capitol Hill Week: State budget emphasizes four E’s – Education, Employment, Economic Opportunity and Enforcement of the Law

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), April 19, 2018 – The Tennessee Senate passed several key bills this week, including the state budget and major legislation to curb opioid abuse, as the 2018 session of the Tennessee General Assembly draws to a close. The $37.5 billion “no growth” budget proposes state government spending for the next fiscal year that begins July 1,

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Capitol Hill Week: Legislation preparing Tennessee for the next wave of economic development in the digital economy via 5G technology headlines Capitol Hill Week

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), April 12, 2018 – This week’s action on Capitol Hill was highlighted by passage of a number of important initiatives as lawmakers continue discussions on the state’s budget.  This includes legislation which accelerates investment in mobile broadband infrastructure and prepares Tennessee for the next wave of economic development in the digital economy via 5G technology.

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Capitol Hill Week State Senate acts on wide variety of bills as General Assembly enters final stretch of 2018 legislative session


Senate passes legislation benefiting health care consumers

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), April 5, 2018 –  The Senate acted on a wide variety of legislation as the 110th General Assembly enters the final stretch of the 2018 legislative session, including several bills aiding health care consumers.   

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Capitol Hill Week Senate Judiciary Committee approves legislation strengthening penalties for trafficking substances combined with fentanyl

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), March 29, 2018 –  State senators tackled a wide variety of issues this week as three more of the Senate’s nine standing committees closed for the 2018 session, leaving only the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Finance, Ways and Means Committee open. 

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Capitol Hill Week State budget, school safety and juvenile justice headline Capitol Hill Week

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), March 22, 2018 –  School safety and the state budget headlined action on Capitol Hill this week as Governor Bill Haslam presented an amendment to his fiscal year 2018-2019 spending plan.  The new proposal includes $25 million in nonrecurring and $5.2 million in recurring school safety grants to protect students. 

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Capitol Hill Week: Legislation approved by Senate Health and Welfare Commitee focuses on prevention in efforts to curb state’s opioid crisis

Capitol Hill Week
March 15, 2018

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), March 15, 2018 – Senate Committees worked diligently this week, wrapping up budget hearings for various agencies and departments of state government and moving a number of important bills to the Senate floor for final action. 

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Capitol Hill Week Senate Health and Welfare Committee approves welfare reform legislation


Capitol Hill Week
Senate Health and Welfare Committee approves welfare reform legislation

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), March 8, 2018 – The State Senate approved a wide variety of issues this week as committees worked at full steam.  This includes passage of a major bill in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee strengthening the integrity of Tennessee’s temporary assistance programs for needy families by reducing fraud and abuse,

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Capitol Hill Week: Legislation addressing Tennessee’s opioid crisis and protecting victims of crime headline Capitol Hill Week

Capitol Hill Week
Legislation addressing Tennessee’s opioid crisis and protecting victims of crime headline Capitol Hill Week

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), March 1, 2018 –  The pace quickened this week on Capitol Hill as the State Senate approved major legislation addressing Tennessee’s opioid crisis and a number of bills protecting Tennessee’s most vulnerable victims of crime.

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Capitol Hill Week: Legislation addresses retail theft and its strong link to Tennessee’s opioid crisis

Capitol Hill Week

Legislation addresses retail theft and its strong link to Tennessee’s opioid crisis

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), February 22, 2018 –  A  major bill which aims to cut off the flow of funds used in the purchase of illegal drugs was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee this week as legislation addressing Tennessee’s opioid crisis moves front and center in the Tennessee General Assembly. 

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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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