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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Appoints David Rausch as Director of TBI

 

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David B. Rausch as director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

Rausch, 55, has served as chief of police for the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) since 2011, overseeing an agency of more than 500 employees, including some 400 sworn police officers. Rausch joined the KPD in 1993 and rose through the ranks, serving in several different roles, including as deputy chief and a member of the special operations squad. Throughout his 25 years with the KPD, Rausch has focused on community policing and building relationships with local, state and federal agencies.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director David B. Rausch.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director David B. Rausch.

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Tennessee Unemployment remains Low

 

Tennessee Unemployment Has Remained 3.5 percent or Lower for 11 Consecutive Months

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today that Tennessee’s May 2018 statewide unemployment rate of 3.5 percent marked the 11th consecutive month the figure has been 3.5 percent or lower.

While the May unemployment rate represents a slight uptick of 0.1 of a percentage point compared to the April rate of 3.4 percent, year-to-year, it is 0.3 of a percentage point lower than it was in May 2017.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Reward in Dickson County Sheriff’s Deputy Homicide Case

 

$2,500 offered for information in the manhunt for Steven Wiggins

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced a $2,500 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of Steven Wiggins, the suspect wanted for the homicide of Dickson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Daniel Baker on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018.

Steven Joshua Wiggins is wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for the shooting death of a Dickson County Sheriff's Deputy.

Steven Joshua Wiggins is wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for the shooting death of a Dickson County Sheriff’s Deputy.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Memorializes Seven Service Members during 2018 Memorial Day Service

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, First Lady Crissy Haslam, Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Tennessee Military Department Adjutant General, Major General Terry “Max” Haston paid tribute to seven service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the state’s Memorial Day service.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam

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Unemployment Rates Drop in Every Tennessee County

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced county unemployment rates decreased in all 95 counties across Tennessee in April and all counties are at or below 5 percent.

“Our investments in education and workforce development are showing results in all corners of the state and to have such low unemployment rates in each county is great news for every Tennessean,” Haslam said. “Tennessee will lead in job recruitment because we are focused on developing a high quality workforce.”

Clarksville-Montgomery County Unemployment for April 2018

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Montgomery County receives Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Shari Meghreblian announced Montgomery County as one of their 2018 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award (GESA) recipients.

The GESA recognizes exceptional voluntary actions that improve or protect the environment and natural resources with projects or initiatives not required by law or regulation.

Montgomery County was recognized in the category of energy and renewable resources for their energy upgrades throughout County facilities.

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Tennessee’s Unprecedented Low Unemployment Continues in April

 

Tennessee Unemployment Statewide Remains at 3.4 Percent for the Third Consecutive Month

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced that Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate for April was 3.4 percent, the third consecutive month the rate has held steady.

The seasonally adjusted rate represents 0.6 of a percentage point decrease in unemployment compared to the same time period in 2017.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Promotes May as Building Safety Month

 

National Campaign Brings Awareness to Life-Saving Capabilities of Building Codes

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As the prevalence of new construction continues to increase across the Volunteer State, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared May 2018 as Building Safety Month to increase public awareness of the critical role building codes play in ensuring fire and life safety.

The International Code Council (ICC) created Building Safety Month 38 years ago to reinforce the importance of code adoption and celebrate the victories of building codes in saving lives during disasters. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is proud to join Governor Haslam and the ICC in promoting the annual campaign.

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Tennessee Unemployment Rate Remains Near Historic Lows, Holds Steady From February

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced the March 2018 statewide unemployment rate for Tennessee remained near historic lows and matched the revised rate from the previous month.

The preliminary, seasonally adjusted rate for March was 3.4 percent, which mirrored the revised rate for February and was nearly one percentage point less than the March 2017 rate of 4.2 percent.

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Funding Bill for the Genesis Teen Learning Center Approved

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Art Therapy Licensing Bill – House Bill 2150 (Rep. Joe Pitts, D-Clarksville) and Senate Bill 2127 (Senator Ed Jackson, R-Jackson) would set up a licensing procedure through the Tennessee Department of Health.  “This legislation was brought to me by a group of art therapy professionals requesting the State to set up this procedure,” Pitts said. 

Art therapy will be another tool in the toolbox to assist Tennesseans with mental illness, people with cancer, people with Dementias & Alzheimer’s, as well as active duty military, veterans, and military families. 

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

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