Topic: Bill Haslam
Nashville, TN – In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has issued a proclamation acknowledging WEAAD and reminding Tennesseans that “seniors are valued members of society, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure they live safely and with dignity.”
Since 2006, when purple was chosen as the awareness color for WEAAD, Tennessee has played its part in promoting a better understanding of abuse and neglect of elderly and vulnerable adults. This year, the Tennessee Department of Human Services will continue this effort. «Read the rest of this article»
Final update detailing the first session of the 108th General Assembly
Food, Clothing, and Hygiene Drive to support theFood Pantry
Nashville, TN – House Bill 32, License Plates for our Veterans and Active Duty Military.
House Bill 32, sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) will make some changes, effective July 1st, 2014, to the issuance of license plates to our active duty military and veterans who receive honors and awards such as the Purple Heart, Silver Star, Air Medal, and Medal of Honor.
The most substantial change is moving the Air Medal plates to the category of military cultural license plates. This category also contains other license plates such as the Silver Star and Bronze Star.
Update detailing the first session of the 108th Tennessee General Assembly
Nashville, TN – Eligibility of military dependents for the Hope Lottery Scholarship remains unresolved.
House Bill 427/Senate Bill 57, filed by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) was not heard in the House Finance Subcommittee this session. For the third year in a row, the subcommittee did not approve funding this important legislation for military dependents due to budget restraints. The cost of the funding to address an inequity in the eligibility requirements for military dependents is $364,000.
Governor Proclaims May 24th, 2013 as the First Gold Star Family Day in Tennessee
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to three Tennesseans killed in action, including a soldier previously missing in action for 62 years.
Sergeant Jacob M. Schwallie of Clarksville, was fatally injured by a roadside bomb on May 7th, 2012 in the Ghazi Province, Afghanistan. Schwallie graduated from Rossview High School in 2007 and enlisted in the United States Army in 2008.
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System gets Grant to Cover Dual Enrollment Costs for STEM Academy, Middle College Students
Nashville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has received a $40,000 grant to pay for STEM Academy and Middle College High School’s students’ fees for dual enrollment in college courses.
The Tennessee College Access and Success Network awarded a total of $412,426 this week to six schools, two higher education institutions and four nonprofits in its third annual grant competition, raising the total amount of Race to the Top funds awarded by the Network to more than $1.6 million. «Read the rest of this article»
Legislation last step in two-year effort to cut state portion of sales tax on groceries to 5 percent
Vonore, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today traveled to Monroe County to sign legislation to reduce the state portion of the sales tax on groceries from 5.25 percent to 5 percent.
Haslam held a ceremonial bill signing at Sloan’s Grocery in Vonore, Tennessee.
In 2012, the General Assembly passed and the governor signed the first step in reducing the state portion of the sales tax on groceries, lowering the rate from 5.5 percent to 5.25 percent. «Read the rest of this article»
Construction Scheduled to begin in August
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder announced the upcoming construction for the Montgomery County Tennessee State Veterans Home.
Haslam was also joined by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Speaker Pro Tem Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville), Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, Tennessee State Veterans Homes Director Ed Harries and Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board Chairperson Mary Ross as well as several members of the Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board.
The new state veterans home will be located at 250 Arrowood Drive in Clarksville. Construction on the new site is scheduled to begin in August. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Tennessee residents and businesses affected by severe storms and flooding on April 26th-28th, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills announced.
Administrator Mills made the loans available in response to a letter from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on May 8th, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Stewart County and the adjacent counties of Benton, Henry, Houston, and Montgomery in Tennessee; Calloway, Christian and Trigg in Kentucky. «Read the rest of this article»
Legislation brings clarity, fairness to system
Clarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam held a ceremonial bill signing at Clarksville Foundry, Inc. for his workers’ compensation reform legislation, HB 194/SB 200, approved by the Tennessee General Assembly.
Workers’ compensation premium rates for employers in Tennessee are higher than the national average and higher than all of Tennessee’s bordering states, and the state is one of only two that adjudicated workers’ compensation claims in the trial courts, often delaying benefits to employees and producing inconsistent results. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Recent action by the Tennessee General Assembly will make it easier for more children to have important dental services including dental sealants and topical fluoride varnish treatments.
The Tennessee Department of Health supports dental care for children as a way to help prevent costly, painful dental issues as a person ages. «Read the rest of this article»
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