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Mark Green for Congress endorsed by Eight Mayors

 

Mark Green has been endorsed by 20 Mayors

Mark Green for CongressFranklin, TN – Eight mayors in counties across the 7th congressional district announced their endorsements of Dr. Mark Green for Congress. Joining the 12 mayors who have already announced their endorsements, Green now has the public support of 20 mayors in counties in the district.

“As I travel the district, our local leaders are sharing how the massive growth of the federal government is hurting each community,” noted Dr. Green. “I’m running for Congress to change that–to return as many functions as possible to the government that is closest to the people.”

Dr. Mark Green

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, March 3rd, 2018

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68

Nashville, TN – Ms. Theresa Carl, President of the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation testified before the House Finance, Ways & Means Committee this week on the success of the Governor’s Books from Birth (GBBF) program. Their mission is to promote early childhood literacy in Tennessee’s birth to age five population.

In partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the GBBF gives all preschoolers in Tennessee the opportunity to receive books in the mail at no cost to families.  The vision is a Tennessee where all preschool children have books in their homes, develop a love of reading and learning, and begin school prepared to succeed, from kindergarten throughout their educational journeys. 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Property Tax Relief and Credit Report Freeze Legislation Advances in the House

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Property Tax Relief for disabled Veterans, disabled persons and elderly low-income homeowners House Bill 1496/Senate Bill 1675 (Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville) passed in the House Finance, Ways, and Means Sub Committee this week and is scheduled for the House Finance, Ways, and Means Full committee on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018.

This legislation corrects a rule change made in October, 2017 which would have caused individuals to lose their eligibility for tax relief if the veteran, low-income elderly, and disabled person if admitted to a nursing home for an indeterminate amount of time.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, February 24th, 2018

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68

Nashville, TN – This month, House Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville), State Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin), and the Tennessee Department of Education announced that Montgomery County Schools has received district growth funding to support education initiatives in Montgomery County.

Specifically, Montgomery County received $3,566,500.

This funding is a direct result of a Republican-led effort to not only fully fund education in Tennessee but also provide an additional $18 million to towards school district growth.

These significant investments in many Tennessee school districts will allow growing schools to maintain the necessary resources, so that they can continue offering quality education for our state’s young leaders.

Google Breaks Ground on $600M Data Center in Clarksville.

Google Breaks Ground on $600M Data Center in Clarksville.

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Dr. Mark Green endorsed by Ambassador John Bolton

 

Bolton Says Green will be “A strong voice in Congress”

Mark Green for CongressFranklin, TN – This week, Ambassador John Bolton endorsed Dr. Mark Green’s campaign for Congress. Bolton has served in senior positions in multiple administrations, including as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

“Dr. Mark Green has served on the front lines of the War on Terror as a flight surgeon, most notably on the mission to capture Saddam Hussein,” said Ambassador Bolton.

Dr. Mark Green

Dr. Mark Green

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Montgomery County Election Commission announces County Commission District 16 qualifying deadline now March 1st

 

Election 2018Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Election Commission has announced that following the withdrawal of County Commission District 16 incumbent Wallace Redd, Tennessee Code 2-5-101(h) requires that the qualifying deadline for this position be reopened for a period of seven days following the original withdrawal deadline.

The Election Commission is now issuing petitions for County Commission District 16 with a new qualifying deadline of Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at Noon.

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Tennessee State Senate passes Senator Mark Green’s bills benefiting Veterans

 

Mark Green’s Two Bills would correct Injustices in State Law

Tennessee State GovernmentClarksville, TN – Senate Bill 10 and Senate Bill 1675, both sponsored by Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville), passed the State Senate unanimously last Thursday.

Currently, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs buys certain veterans with severe disabilities a modified vehicle.

Dr. Mark Green

Dr. Mark Green

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Bounty Hunter Bill Defeated

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – The Bounty Hunter Bill House Bill 2007/Senate Bill 2676 (Sen. Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) was heard in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee this week.  The bill was defeated by voice vote without a single question being asked. 

“I regret we were unable to see this bill advance.  We worked with law enforcement, and the bail bond industry for several months to come up with some very common sense changes that would enhance public safety,” Rep. Pitts stated.  “The vote was a surprise given the lack of questions or concerns raised by the committee during the hearing.  I hope another tragedy, like the one in our community in 2017, doesn’t happen before needed changes are made.” 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, February 18th, 2018

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced that the application process is open for adults to enroll tuition-free this fall at a community or technical college through Tennessee Reconnect.

Tennessee Reconnect builds off the groundbreaking Tennessee Promise program, which provides high school graduates two years of tuition-free community or technical college, by establishing a last-dollar scholarship for adults to earn an associate degree or technical certificate free of tuition or mandatory fees.

By 2025, at least half the jobs in our state will require a college degree or certificate. Tennessee will lead in creating highly-skilled jobs if we make sure that Tennesseans are ready for those jobs, and there is no smarter investment than increasing access to high quality education.

CDE Lightband visits the Tennessee Capitol

CDE Lightband visits the Tennessee Capitol

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Dr. Mark Green Announces Rural Task Force

 

Task force will be led by Dr. Page Walley of Bolivar

Mark Green for CongressFranklin, TN – Dr. Mark Green announced the formation of a rural task force for his congressional campaign today. Led by former DCS Commissioner Page Walley, the task force will advise Green on issues facing rural Tennessee.

Joining the task force will be elected officials, business leaders, and community leaders in the rural counties across the 7th congressional district.

Dr. Mark Green

Dr. Mark Green

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