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Clarksville Mayoral Candidate Bill Summers to present at Clarksville Civitan Meeting today

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Ward 10 Councilman Bill Summers will be presenting at The Clarksville Civitan Club’s weekly meeting on today, Wednesday, April 16th, at 12:15pm.

Summers’ presentation will cover the infrastructure needs of Clarksville in relation to the city’s growth. He will address topics including Clarksville’s police staffing, fire station needs, and road improvements.

Bill Summers to speak at Clarksville Civitan Meeting.

Bill Summers to speak at Clarksville Civitan Meeting.

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Clarksville Candidate for Mayor Bill Summers to present at Sunset Rotary Club Meeting

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Ward 10 Councilman Bill Summers will be presenting at the Sunset Rotary Club’s weekly meeting on Tuesday, April 15th, at 6:30pm.

Summers’ presentation will cover the infrastructure needs of Clarksville in relation to the city’s growth. He will address topics including Clarksville’s police staffing, fire station needs, and road improvements. Summers believes that proactive infrastructure planning is directly linked to the economic well-being of Clarksville and that the City needs to address these issues.

Clarksville Councilman Bill Summers

Clarksville Councilman Bill Summers

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Questions for Clarksville Department of Electricity (CDE) Telecommunications

 

Clarksville City Council - Ward 10Clarksville, TN – As users of CDE telecommunications services know, there have been two total citywide failures of the system.

While these failures were found not to be the fault of CDE, it has opened a floodgate of questions by Ward 10 constituents and many other residents and business people as I have held meetings and visits throughout Clarksville. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville City Council Regular Session Recap For April 3rd, 2014

 

Clarksville City Council - Ward 10Clarksville, TN – On April 3rd, 2014, the Clarksville City Council met in its usual first Thursday of the month regular session. The agenda was light, but there were a couple of important financial items to consider.

Ordinance 59: You may recall the budget battle last year over an Excursion Boat project for the amount of $325,000. This money was to be borrowed and used to move the current dock along Riverside Drive to a location somewhere down river, approximately behind the O’ Charley’s restaurant. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell Legislative Update, April 8th, 2014

 

Pseudoephedrine

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Nashville, TN – Bill HB1574, by the Bill Haslam administration cracks down on the sale of pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in the production of methamphetamines. Under this proposal, individuals will be limited to purchasing 5.76 grams a month, or 28.8 grams a year, without a doctor’s prescription.

There were many compromises on this bill. It basically allows 24 pills a month without a prescription. It does not include  a price increase. This will cover 98% of Tennesseans and still have a major impact on the production of Meth in the state.

Gel and liquid form of pseudoephedrine is still available in unlimited quantities. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell Legislative Update, April 3rd, 2014

 

Effort to eliminate daylight savings time was turned back

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Nashville, TN – Despite suggestions this bill, had widespread support across Tennessee, the State Government Committee defeated this proposal to eliminate Daylight Savings Time in Tennessee.

During discussions on the bill, various legislators raised concerns about the impact on commerce in our state, in addition to creating unnecessary confusion. In order to appease critics, an amendment was offered that would have exempted East Tennessee from the proposal, which would have created a two hour time difference in certain parts of the state.

The bill was ultimately defeated. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Democrats call for action on Medicaid expansion

 

Yesterday marks the one year anniversary of Governor Haslam’s “Tennessee plan” speech

Nashville, TN -  At a press conference yesterday, House Democrats joined together to mark the one year anniversary of Governor Haslam’s “Tennessee plan” speech to the General Assembly. Democrats called on the Governor and legislature to stop delaying and expand Medicaid now.

“It is well past time for Tennessee to join Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana and Pennsylvania in submitting a plan to the federal government to expand Medicaid,” said Rep. Sherry Jones (D-Nashville). “While the ‘Tennessee plan’ will probably be less efficient and beneficial than a traditional Medicaid expansion, any plan would be better than no plan at all.”

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Candidate for Clarksville Mayor Bill Summers releases statment on Downtown Urban Park Concept

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – There has been considerable discussion and talk at the “grassroots level” in recent weeks about the possibility of developing a Downtown Urban Park on the block (surrounded by 2nd, 3rd, Main and Legion Streets) now occupied by the building that was once the former Bank of America.

This property is currently for sale. As of this release, no official presentation of the idea or concept has been presented to the city for consideration.

Candidate for Clarksville Mayor Bill Summers

Candidate for Clarksville Mayor Bill Summers

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Dr. Merriel Bullock-Neal to announce candidacy for Juvenile Court Judge

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN - On March 29th, 2014 Dr. Merriel Bullock-Neal will officially announce her candidacy for Montgomery County, Tennessee Juvenile Court Judge at The Custom House Museum, 200 South Second, Street Clarksville, TN at 1:00pm.

Dr. Merriel Bullock-Neal aspires to become a Juvenile Court Judge to address the many issues confronting the Montgomery County community.

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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell Legislative Update, March 20th, 2014

 

Education Standards Continue to be Scrutinized

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Nashville, TN – After many months of concerns being raised by parents and teachers across Tennessee, Democrats and Republicans joined together on the House floor to push a series of amendments to a bill that would delay the further implementation of Common Core and the PARCC tests associated with them for two years.

Governor Bill Haslam opposed the House version while this week the Senate has voted a different path which is not necessarily the Governor’s path. These actions are brewing for a real fight for the rest of the session. «Read the rest of this article»

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