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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan says IMPROVE act is necessary and fiscally responsible

 

Mayors Caucus supports IMPROVE Act

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNNashville, 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.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Announces Bob Rolfe as ECD Commissioner

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, 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.

Rob Rolfe has 33 years of experience in business and investment banking in Tennessee.

Rob Rolfe has 33 years of experience in business and investment banking in Tennessee.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Files NextTennessee Legislative Agenda

 

Legislation focuses on education, community development, and economic growth

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, 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.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Clarksville’s Dining with the Stars announces Former U.S. Attorney General, Judge Alberto Gonzalez as Keynote Speaker

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Judge Alberto Gonzalez, former U.S. Attorney General, will be the keynote speaker at the 4th annual Dining with the Stars Gala on March 4th, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Riverview Inn.

Presently Judge Gonzales is a member of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions and he serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Previously he was also an appointee of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments and the Governor’s Management Fellows Executive Committee.

Former U.S. Attorney General, Judge Alberto Gonzalez to speak at 4th annual Dining with the Stars Gala on March 4th.

Former U.S. Attorney General, Judge Alberto Gonzalez to speak at 4th annual Dining with the Stars Gala on March 4th.

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Tennessee National Guard Youth Challenge Program Ready to Roll

 

Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe AcademyNashville, TN – Early last year Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Deputy Governor Jim Henry, Commissioner of Children’s Services Bonnie Hommrich and Major General Max Haston announced that Tennessee is the latest state to be approved by the Department of Defense for a National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program.

After months of preparation, the Tennessee Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy (TNVCA)  is ready to become a reality.

The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is a 17-month, voluntary, second-chance program for 16-to 18-year-old struggling youth who may have dropped out of school or behind in credits.

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Tennessee Promise Sees Increased Enrollment, Strong Retention Rates in Year 2

 

Tennessee Higher Education CommissionNashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) announced today that the number of Tennessee Promise students who enrolled in college for the first time grew in the program’s second year while the majority of the scholarship’s first class of students re-enrolled for a second year of college.

The Tennessee Promise scholarship was the first in the nation to offer graduating high school seniors two years tuition-free at a community or technical college.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivers 2017 State of the State Address

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivered his annual State of the State Address to a joint convention of the legislature this week, unveiling his budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Haslam addressed multiple issues during the State of the State, the most prominent of which include job recruitment and infrastructure investments, bolstering the state’s Rainy Day Fund, a continued push to make government more efficient and effective, and major contributions in both K-12 and higher education.

Haslam’s $37 billion balanced budget proposal builds up state reserves, puts Tennessee on the path to catch up on long-deferred maintenance of buildings, and reinvests in the state workforce. For a second year in a row, and the second year in Tennessee recorded history, the state budget does not take on any new debt.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivers State of the State Address

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivers State of the State Address

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam: Community College Tuition-Free for All Tennesseans

 

Reconnect to offer last-dollar scholarship for adults without degrees to attend community college

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – In his seventh State of the State address to the Tennessee General Assembly, Governor Bill Haslam introduced his proposal to make Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all Tennessee adults without a degree access to community college tuition-free – and at no cost to taxpayers. 

If the Tennessee Reconnect Act is approved, Tennessee would become the first state in the nation to offer all citizens – both high school students and adults – the chance to earn a post-secondary degree or certificate free of tuition and fees.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Announces Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

 

Proposal part of governor’s NextTennessee legislative agenda

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens.

Tennessee currently ranks 29th in the U.S. for broadband access, with 34 percent of rural Tennessee residents lacking access at recognized minimum standards.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Department of Education Outlines Path Forward for All Tennessee Students to be Ready for College and Career

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee officials launched a renewed effort Thursday to focus on students’ readiness for life after high school.

At an event at Cane Ridge High School in Antioch that brought together state leaders, industry partners, educators, and students, the Tennessee Department of Education released the Seamless Pathways: Bridging Tennessee’s Gap Between High School and Postsecondary report, which provides recommendations to ensure Tennessee continues to move toward achieving its statewide goals for postsecondary completion set forth by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam through the Drive to 55 initiative.

Tennessee to focus on students’ readiness for life after high school.

Tennessee to focus on students’ readiness for life after high school.

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