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Tennessee General Assembly Passes 2018-2019 Budget

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee House passed several key bills this week, including the state budget and major legislation to curb opioid abuse, as the 2018 session of the Tennessee General Assembly draws to a close.  The $37.5 billion “no growth” budget proposes state government spending for the next fiscal year that begins July 1st, 2018 and extends to June 30, 2019.

The balanced budget addresses opioid abuse, school safety, teacher funding, rural economic development and job growth, while allocating additional funds for the care of Tennessee’s most vulnerable citizens.  The bill focuses on the four “e’s” of Tennessee:  employment, education, economic opportunity and enforcement of the law.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Highway Patrol seeks information on Dickson County Fatal Hit and Run Crash involving Pedestrian

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is seeking the public’s assistance that may aid in the investigation of a fatal hit-and-run crash in Dickson County. In the early hours of April 14th, 2018, preliminary information indicates a silver or grey Honda Civic, model years 1996-1998 was traveling North on Highway 46 around 4:30am-5:00am when the vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian.

The vehicle has damage to the right front corner of the vehicle. It’s missing the right side of the front bumper and may have damage to its hood, fender, and headlight with possible damage to the windshield as well.

The car in this photo may resemble the vehicle, but it is possible the car was a two door.

The car in this photo may resemble the vehicle, but it is possible the car was a two door.

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, April 1st, 2018

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68

Nashville, TN – Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts was honored Thursday, March 29th, 2018 on the House Floor for his twelve years of service to his constituents in the 67th District and the citizens of Tennessee. 

Rep. Pitts earlier this year announced that he would not run for re-election to the House.

His wife, Cynthia, joined him on the House Floor. 

As for his future plans, Rep. Pitts said, “I don’t know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future.”

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts honored by colleagues on the House Floor, Thursday, March 29th, 2018.

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts honored by colleagues on the House Floor, Thursday, March 29th, 2018.

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Tennessee to Undertake First Ever Security Assessment of All Schools and Target $30 Million to Address Immediate Security Needs

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced his approval of recommendations submitted by the school safety working group he appointed earlier this month to make immediate enhancements to school safety.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Approves School Safety Working Group Recommendations - Puts Forth Plan to Significantly Increase Available Funding for School Safety and Implement a Statewide Technology Application for Anonymous Reporting of Threats and Suspicious Activity.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Approves School Safety Working Group Recommendations – Puts Forth Plan to Significantly Increase Available Funding for School Safety and Implement a Statewide Technology Application for Anonymous Reporting of Threats and Suspicious Activity.

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Partners with the Town of Dover to Offer Driver Services to Citizens

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityStewart County, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has recently added the Town of Dover as an issuance partner for renewals and replacement of driver licenses and identification cards.

The Town of Dover’s administrative offices are located at 625 Donelson Parkway in Dover, TN.

Sewart County will provide citizens additional ways to renew driver license.

Sewart County will provide citizens additional ways to renew driver license.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Forms Working Group To Review School Safety, Make Immediate Safety Recommendations To Enhance Security

 

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson named to Governor’s School Safety Working Group

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has formed a working group of leaders from the executive branch, General Assembly, safety, education and mental health to immediately begin reviewing school safety in Tennessee and provide recommendations to enhance the security of school children.

 While all schools in Tennessee currently have safety plans in place, the Governor’s School Safety Working Group will convene this week to review the policies, procedures and process of developing and implementing those plans, as well as other school safety measures, including communication and collaboration among law enforcement, educators and mental health professionals.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Reminds Tennesseans to Beware of Deceptive Websites

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) warns Tennesseans to exercise caution when searching online for driver services information.

Tennesseans should be aware that deceptive, yet legal websites publish misleading information containing unofficial guidance on how to renew a driver license in order to scam customers into paying renewal fees.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Locates Missing Hikers

 

Rugged Terrain and Sub-Freezing Temperatures Prevented Ground Search

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPKnoxville, TN – On Sunday January 14th, 2018 National Park Service (NPS) Assistant Chief Anthony Garner contacted the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Knoxville District Emergency Regional Dispatch Center and requested THP aviation to assist with the search for a missing husband and wife, along with their dog who went for a hike in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (NRRA) in Scott County.

The couple contacted their daughter on Saturday night advising they were lost and unable to find their vehicle.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation searching for missing hikers.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation searching for missing hikers.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol launches I-40 Challenge Enforcement Initiative

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Today, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDSOHS) Commissioner David W. Purkey and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott joined multiple law enforcement partners to announce the fifth annual “I-40 Challenge Drive to Zero Fatalities” traffic safety initiative.

The I-40 Challenge will consist of increased patrols from state police/ highway patrol agencies along the I-40 corridor. In Tennessee, I-40 enforcement efforts will increase on the busiest travel days during the Thanksgiving holiday starting on Wednesday, November 22nd, and continuing through Sunday, November 26th.

Increased patrols are planned during Thanksgiving holiday.

Increased patrols are planned during Thanksgiving holiday.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.

All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 through 6:00am Monday, November 27th, 2017.

No Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

No Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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