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Tennessee Governor Outsources Governor’s Residence for Political Fundraiser

 

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Senator Lee Harris and Representative John Ray Clemmons today called on Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to account for any state tax dollars he is using to host Representative Diane Black’s July 21st, political fundraiser at the Governor’s residence and return those funds to the taxpayers.

Democrats demand accounting of state dollars used for Rep. Diane Black’s campaign

Democrats demand accounting of state dollars used for Rep. Diane Black’s campaign

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Governor Bill Haslam Appoints Mike Krause To Lead Tennessee Higher Education Commission

 

Krause successfully launched Tennessee Promise as executive director of Drive to 55

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of Mike Krause as executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).

Krause has served as executive director of the Drive to 55 since 2014 and successfully managed the launch and implementation of Tennessee Promise and the other initiatives under the Drive to 55 umbrella.

Mike Krause

Mike Krause

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3-Star Health Task Force Report, An alternative to Insure Tennessee

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – The recent report from the 3-Star Health Task Force is now in the books and deserves great scrutiny and a modicum of praise for their work.

You will recall the task force was appointed by Speaker of the House Beth Harwell in response to the growing need to address the rising number of Tennesseans who fall into the “coverage gap”, or those who don’t qualify for the state run TennCare nor the Health Care Marketplace policies made available by the Affordable Care Act.

Allow me to applaud Speaker Harwell for creating the Task Force in the face of brisk criticism for the Tennessee General Assembly’s inaction in addressing the need for more Tennesseans to have access to health care options through a viable health insurance plan.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Reappoints Mark Gwyn as Director of TBI

 

Under Mark Gwyn, TBI has created Technical Services Unit, helped establish Tennessee Fusion Center, focused on combating human trafficking

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the reappointment of Mark Gwyn as director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

Gwyn, 53, has led Tennessee’s lead investigative law enforcement agency for 12 years. Under his leadership, the TBI has expanded its resources and embraced technology to enhance the agency’s investigating strengths.

Mark Gwyn has been named director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Mark Gwyn has been named director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

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Remains of World War II Soldier to Return to Tennessee

 

Tennessean Identified After Nearly 75 Years

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of United States Army Air Forces Private Evans Overbey of Elizabethton was serving with the 93rd Bombardment Squadron, 19th Bombardment Group during World War II.

Overbey was reported to be captured in the fall of Corregidor. Nearly 2,800 prisoners of war died in the Japanese-operated camp at Cabanatuan on the island of Luzon, Philippines.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board Receives $212,000 from State for Business Park Development

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development BoardClarksville, TN – State of Tennessee Economic and Community Development (ECD) Commissioner Randy Boyd visited Clarksville Tuesday morning, June 28th to present the Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board (IDB) a check for a little more than $212,000.

The site development grant was awarded to select communities across Tennessee to prepare economic development sites for market.

(L-R): Industrial Development Board Director Mike Evans, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Tennessee Commissioner of Economic & Community Development Randy Boyd, Industrial Development Board Incoming Chairman Billy Atkins, Industrial Development Board Director of Economic Development Robin Burton, and Industrial Development Board Members Joyce Norris, David Riggins and Carl Wilson.

(L-R): Industrial Development Board Director Mike Evans, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Tennessee Commissioner of Economic & Community Development Randy Boyd, Industrial Development Board Incoming Chairman Billy Atkins, Industrial Development Board Director of Economic Development Robin Burton, and Industrial Development Board Members Joyce Norris, David Riggins and Carl Wilson.

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Kari’s Law to Improve 911 Access from Tennessee Hotels & Office Buildings

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – A bill designed to improve 911 services for multiline phone systems, most commonly found in hotels and office buildings, was signed into state law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam earlier this month.

Public Chapter No. 808, also known as Kari’s Law, helps ensure people in Tennessee will no longer have to dial a 9 then 9-1-1 to connect to responders in the midst of an emergency.

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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TBR raises tuition and fees; APSU sees a 2.8 percent increase

 

TBR Adopts Policy on Firearms, approves MTSU request for building name change

Tennessee Board of Regents - APSUNashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents has approved the lowest increases in undergraduate tuition since 1983.

Tuition rates at the six TBR universities, 13 community colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology will increase an average of 2.6 percent for the 2016-17 academic year.

The action, taken during the TBR quarterly meeting at Northeast State Community College, represents the lowest average increases in more than 30 years. The increases are within the range recommended by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Tennessee Board of Regents increases tuition and fees for State Colleges and Universities.

Tennessee Board of Regents increases tuition and fees for State Colleges and Universities.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Announces National Guard Youth Challenge Program

 

Alternative Residential Program part of Governor’s Public Safety Action Plan

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced with Major General Max Haston of the Department of Military and Department of Children’s Services (DCS) Commissioner Bonnie Hommrich that Tennessee has been approved by the U.S. Department of Defense for a National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program.

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Tyler Head Memorial Sign Unveiling and Governor’s Bill Signing Ceremony

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Part 1 of 3

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – This Legislative Update is Part 1 of 3 regarding three bills passed this year by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts.

Public Chapter 1039 – The legislation was sponsored by State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield). This bill was brought to the House and Senate sponsors by Gina Head-Heiber, mother of Tyler Head who was killed by an impaired driver in Clarksville on his way to class at Austin Peay State University.

Tyler Head Memorial Sign Unveiling. (L to R) Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts, Sister, Abbey Head, Mother, Gina Head-Heiber, Step-father, Steven Heiber, Brother, Jamie Head, Father, Chuck Head and Senator Kerry Roberts.

Tyler Head Memorial Sign Unveiling. (L to R) Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts, Sister, Abbey Head, Mother, Gina Head-Heiber, Step-father, Steven Heiber, Brother, Jamie Head, Father, Chuck Head and Senator Kerry Roberts.

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