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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Tennessee Ends 2017 With 28,000+ New Jobs

 

Tennessee’s Unemployment Rate Remains Well Below National Rate 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced Tennessee ended 2017 with more than 28,000 new jobs across the state in the last year and an unemployment rate nearly 2 percentage points lower than 2016.

In 2017 a total of 28,700 nonfarm jobs were created across the state.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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APSU honors distinguished individuals with alumni awards at Homecoming

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – During a special alumni awards ceremony on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, Austin Peay State University honored six distinguished individuals as part of its 2017 Homecoming celebration.

This year’s honorees were Outstanding Service Award recipients Joe Shakeenab (’04) and Dave Loos; Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recipients Trent Caffee (’11) and John Swigart (’00); and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Steve Harmon (’83) and Mike Krause (’07).

APSU honored six individuals during a special alumni awards ceremony on October 21st.

APSU honored six individuals during a special alumni awards ceremony on October 21st.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam names Katie Ashley Director of Legislation

 

Ashley Has Helped Steer Haslam’s Education Agenda through General Assembly

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced Katie Ashley will serve as director of legislation, the governor’s chief advisor and strategist for legislative matters.

The Crockett County native is one of the longest serving Haslam staffers, starting out on his campaign in 2009 before becoming a legislative liaison in 2011 and handling one of the governor’s top priorities: education in Tennessee.

Tennessee Director of Legislation Katie Ashley.

Tennessee Director of Legislation Katie Ashley.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Announces Lowest Unemployment Rate in History

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced the state unemployment rate fell to 3 percent in September, marking the lowest it has been since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the information in January of 1976.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Dunbar Cave State Park to host Student Volunteers on Tennessee Promise Saturday

 

Dunbar Cave State ParkClarksville, TN – Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events across the state to help Tennessee Promise scholars log community service hours on Saturday, June 24th, 2017.

Get some of your Tennessee Promise hours knocked out by volunteering at Dunbar Cave State Park. They could use your help to repaint the fence around the parking lot. They will provide the paint and the brushes, you provide the labor! It is recommended that you wear old clothes and shoes as painting can be messy.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 7

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 7 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Governor to Sign Tennessee Reconnect Act Wednesday in Morristown, Smyrna and Memphis

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will make history on Wednesday as he signs the Tennessee Reconnect Act, making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all citizens – both high school graduates and adults – the chance to earn a postsecondary degree or certificate free of tuition and fees and at no cost to taxpayers.

Haslam will be in each of the grand divisions, holding bill signing ceremonies in Morristown, Smyrna and Memphis.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee first State to offer all Citizens post-secondary Education Free of Tuition and Fees

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today thanked the General Assembly for its partnership in making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all citizens – both high school graduates and adults – the chance to earn a postsecondary degree or certificate free of tuition and fees and at no cost to taxpayers.

 Groundbreaking Tennessee Reconnect Act Headed to Governor Bill Haslam.

Groundbreaking Tennessee Reconnect Act Headed to Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Higher Education Commission Reports Show More Students than Ever Going to College

 

Tennessee Higher Education CommissionNashville, TN – A record number of students are going to college directly after high school and they are showing up more prepared once they get there according to two recent reports from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).

The annual Tennessee Higher Education Fact Book and the interactive 2017 Profiles and Trends in Higher Education report published by THEC highlight data and trends in relation to the Drive to 55.

The annual Tennessee Higher Education Fact Book shows progress toward the Drive to 55

The annual Tennessee Higher Education Fact Book shows progress toward the Drive to 55

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Cunningham Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Easter Egg Hunt a Huge Success

 

Cunningham Volunteer Fire DepartmentCunningham, TN – On Saturday, April 8th, 2017, the Cunningham Volunteer Fire Department held their Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The egg hunt was held at Montgomery Central Middle School and started at 10:00am.

The weather was slightly chilly, but other than that, it was a beautiful day for the egg hunt. Over 100 kids attended the event.

Cunningham Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Cunningham Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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