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Tennessee General Assembly Hears Governors State Of The State Address

 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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 2016-2017 fiscal year. Haslam addressed multiple issues during the State of the State, the most prominent of which include job recruitment and workforce development, a continued push to make government more efficient and effective, and major investments in both K-12 and higher education.

Among the key points in the Governor’s speech was a focus on a balanced budget, low taxes, fiscal responsibility, and the proposal of 261 million in new dollars for Tennessee public education, including $104.6 million for teacher salaries — the largest investment in K-12 education without a tax increase in state history.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam unveils budget proposal; Makes largest K-12 Education Investment without a Tax Increase in state History.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam unveils budget proposal; Makes largest K-12 Education Investment without a Tax Increase in state History.

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts asked to Sponsor Several Bills

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) has sponsored more than twelve bills during this legislative session and over the next few days we will send out a series of updates explaining the proposals and providing an update on their progress in the system.

House Bill 1629/Senate Bill 1615 (Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) is part of the Montgomery County government’s legislative agenda and authorizes local governments to enter into cooperative purchasing agreements with federal agencies. This legislation cleared the Local Government Sub-committee this week and will be heard in the Local Government Full Committee on February 9th, 2016.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson introduces Legislation to help Cancer Patients

 

Curtis Johnson sponsors measure to address cost parity among treatments

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) is sponsoring SB2091/HB2239, the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act, to ensure that cancer patients are able to get the most medically appropriate treatment, as decided between the physician and patient.

Traditional treatments are usually given through an IV or injection and are covered under health care benefits resulting in a small co-pay or no cost at all to patients. Oral treatments are usually part of the health plan’s pharmacy benefit and result in high out-of-pocket costs for patients. This disparity is a result of our laws not keeping up with scientific advancements, which can negatively impact patients taking their medication as prescribed.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Brigadier General Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home Opens in Clarksville

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder dedicated the new Brigadier General Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home in Clarksville today.

Haslam was also joined by Speaker Pro Tem Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville), Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville), Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville), Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Tennessee State Veterans Homes Executive Director Ed Harries and Tennessee State Veterans Homes Administrator Warren Jasper.

Brigadier General Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home

Brigadier General Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home

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Clarksville’s Grace Apilado awarded $1,000 scholarship from TNStars

 

Tennessee Treasurer David Lillard Awards $10,000 in TNStars Scholarships to Winners from Around the State

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. started 2016 by awarding $1,000 scholarships to the winners of the TNStars, 10 Kids: $10,000 Holiday Scholarship Giveaway.

The winners and their families gathered at the Tennessee State Capitol this week for a special celebration with the Treasurer, joined by Speaker Beth Harwell and Representatives Susan Lynn and Mike Carter.

Grace Apilado of Clarksville awarded $1,000 TNStars scholarship. She Wants to be either a Doctor or Fine Arts major. (Dawn Majors,State of Tennessee)

Grace Apilado of Clarksville awarded $1,000 TNStars scholarship. She Wants to be either a Doctor or Fine Arts major. (Dawn Majors,State of Tennessee)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library Ribbon Cutting for Teen Seating Area set for Sunday, December 6th

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – Ava Ploeckelman, 13-year-old library user and Girl Scout recently did a good deed for the public library. “There was a need for a comfortable and attractive seating area in the teen section of the library,” she said.

She chose as her Girl Scout Silver Award project to take on providing this seating. Ava proceeded to fundraise through a variety of methods, including producing and selling some of the best cupcakes Clarksville has seen. Ploeckelman also enlisted the help of the Friends of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library and Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts for donations.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

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New Austin Peay State University Scholarship honors Victim of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – At Kenwood High School on Tuesday, 18-year-old Skylar Hughes presented Austin Peay State University President Alisa White with a $25,000 check.

The money, which Skylar helped raise, will fund the Kathryn Watson Over Endowment—a new scholarship, named for Skylar’s former teacher, that will be awarded each year to a Kenwood graduate majoring in education at APSU.

The Kathryn Watson Over Endowment, created by Skylar Hughes, 18, to honor the memory of her former teacher Kathryn Watson Over who died along with four other people on Sept. 18, 2011 from carbon monoxide poisoning, is announced during a ceremony at Kenwood High School on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

The Kathryn Watson Over Endowment, created by Skylar Hughes, 18, to honor the memory of her former teacher Kathryn Watson Over who died along with four other people on Sept. 18, 2011 from carbon monoxide poisoning, is announced during a ceremony at Kenwood High School on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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Tennessee Representative Smith, Senator Tracy File Legislation To Restore State Highway Funding Raided Between 2001-2007

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Earlier today, State Representative Eddie Smith (R–Knoxville) and State Senator Jim Tracy (R–Shelbyville) officially announced they have filed legislation to restore approximately $261 million that was raided from the state’s highway fund between 2001 and 2007.

The money will be used for backlog transportation road projects across the state and will aid in avoiding an increase to the state’s gasoline tax. Currently, Tennessee has a backlog of road projects totaling $6.1 billion. «Read the rest of this article»

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Motor Vessel Mississippi makes stops on the Tennessee River, Cumberland River, docks in Clarksville

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The Mississippi River Commission recently navigated the Tennessee River and Cumberland River to gain a fresh perspective for the development of plans to improve the condition of the Mississippi River Basin, foster navigation, promote commerce, and reduce flood risk.

The commission met with stakeholders while inspecting the waterways and visited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Tennessee Valley Authority projects.

The Motor Vessel Mississippi made a brief stop at McGregor Park in Clarksville, Tenn., Aug. 11, 2015, during a recent stop along the Cumberland River. The vessel is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ largest diesel towboat and flagship to the Mississippi River Commission, which is inspecting Corps of Engineers projects along the Cumberland River as part of the commission’s annual low water inspection trip. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

The Motor Vessel Mississippi made a brief stop at McGregor Park in Clarksville, Tenn., Aug. 11, 2015, during a recent stop along the Cumberland River. The vessel is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ largest diesel towboat and flagship to the Mississippi River Commission, which is inspecting Corps of Engineers projects along the Cumberland River as part of the commission’s annual low water inspection trip. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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Tennessee Legislators plan Roundtable Talk on Gun Safety

 

Panel to include festival organizers, Tennessee city leaders

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris and State Representative John Ray Clemmons will host a roundtable discussion on gun legislation and possible impacts on local economies at 9:00am August 13th in the legislative library in the state Capitol. «Read the rest of this article»

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