Topic: Bill Haslam
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s inaugural Board of Trustees will convene for its first meeting at 416 College Street on Thursday, March 30th at 1:30pm. The public is invited to attend this historic event.
Written by Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – On Wednesday, March 15th, U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Nashville to honor President Andrew Jackson at his tomb, on his 250th birthday. The President addressed members of the Tennessee General Assembly at the Hermitage before making his way back to Nashville to speak before thousands of supporters.
The Municipal Auditorium was quickly filled to capacity; 30,000 supporters were unable to enter the venue after hours of waiting. The line at the auditorium developed early in the morning, and by the late afternoon, the line stretched the length of James Robertson Parkway, around the Capitol building, and back down Charlotte Street.
Tennessee House Republicans Fight To Increase Employment Opportunities For Veterans And Their Families
Nashville, TN – On Thursday, March 9th, lawmakers unanimously passed legislation co-sponsored by Representatives Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) and Jay Reedy (R-Erin) aimed at increasing private employment opportunities for military veterans and their families.
House Bill 165 encourages private employers to hire honorably discharged veterans, spouses of a veteran with a service-connected disability, unremarried widows or widowers of veterans who died of service-connected disability, and unremarried widows or widowers of a member of the military who died in the line of duty.
Written by Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, the Department of Economic and Community Development and LG Electronics Inc. officials announced the company will build a new home appliance manufacturing facility in Clarksville. The global manufacturer, with headquarters in South Korea, is a leader in appliances, electronics and mobile devices.
LG will invest $250 million in the facility, creating at least 600 new jobs in Montgomery County. The Clarksville facility will be LG’s first washing machine manufacturing operation in the United States. LG’s new Tennessee facility is expected to be the world’s most advanced production plant for washing machines.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and the Clarksville City Council have approved a resolution supporting Governor Bill Haslam’s goal to revamp transportation funding in Tennessee.
The governor’s IMPROVE Act, the top priority of his legislative agenda this year, is a revenue-neutral plan to cut taxes on food, manufacturing and business while providing a sustainable increase in funding for the state’s transportation network.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, TNECD Announce LG Electronics to Locate New U.S. Manufacturing Operations in Montgomery County
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, the Department of Economic and Community Development and LG Electronics Inc. officials today announced the company will build a new home appliance manufacturing facility in Clarksville.
The global manufacturer, with headquarters in South Korea, is a leader in appliances, electronics and mobile devices. LG will invest $250 million in the facility, creating at least 600 new jobs in Montgomery County.
Written by Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – The House Finance, Ways & Means Committee begin their Budget Hearings on Wednesday with presentations by the Department of Financial Institutions, the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, and the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The Committee will spend approximately 50 hours listening to the budgets of all the department and entities of state government.
Some of the testimony next week will be from the constitutional officers, the Administrative Office of the Courts, District Public Defenders Conference, Tennessee Historical Commission, Department of Education (K-12), the Department of Correction, and others.
Mayors Caucus supports IMPROVE Act
Nashville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan joined several Middle Tennessee mayors on Tuesday to urge state legislators to support Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s IMPROVE Act and the bill’s local option allowing communities to choose their own public transit investments.
Mayors from six counties and cities, representing the Mayors Caucus, called on legislators to show support for the act, which will fund a major backlog of road projects statewide and provide a path for traffic relief in Middle Tennessee.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced Nashville business executive Bob Rolfe as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD).
An innovative business leader, Rolfe, 56, has more than three decades of experience in business and investment banking in Tennessee.
Legislation focuses on education, community development, and economic growth
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam filed his NextTennessee legislative agenda for the 2017 session of the 110th General Assembly.
“With the NextTennessee agenda, we’re focused on policy proposals to build and sustain economic growth and the state’s competitiveness for the next generation of Tennesseans,” Haslam said.
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