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Tennessee Governor Outsources Governor’s Residence for Political Fundraiser

 

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Senator Lee Harris and Representative John Ray Clemmons today called on Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to account for any state tax dollars he is using to host Representative Diane Black’s July 21st, political fundraiser at the Governor’s residence and return those funds to the taxpayers.

Democrats demand accounting of state dollars used for Rep. Diane Black’s campaign

Democrats demand accounting of state dollars used for Rep. Diane Black’s campaign

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3-Star Health Task Force Report, An alternative to Insure Tennessee

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – The recent report from the 3-Star Health Task Force is now in the books and deserves great scrutiny and a modicum of praise for their work.

You will recall the task force was appointed by Speaker of the House Beth Harwell in response to the growing need to address the rising number of Tennesseans who fall into the “coverage gap”, or those who don’t qualify for the state run TennCare nor the Health Care Marketplace policies made available by the Affordable Care Act.

Allow me to applaud Speaker Harwell for creating the Task Force in the face of brisk criticism for the Tennessee General Assembly’s inaction in addressing the need for more Tennesseans to have access to health care options through a viable health insurance plan.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Clarksville holds Hankook Road Sign Unveiling

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, July 12th at 1:30pm, State and local officials joined representatives from Hankook to celebrate the designation of Hankook Road, the segment of SR 237 (Rossview Road) beginning at the entrance/exit turnouts of the west side of Exit 8 from I-24 to the Rollow Lane intersection.

The road sign is located just past Rossview High School on the right before the overpass.

(L to R) State Senator Mark Green, Industrial Development Board Chairman Billy Atkins, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, State Representation Curtis Johnson, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Hankook Plant Manager Rocky Yoon.

(L to R) State Senator Mark Green, Industrial Development Board Chairman Billy Atkins, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, State Representation Curtis Johnson, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Hankook Plant Manager Rocky Yoon.

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Clarksville Association of Realtors releases Candidates and Schedule for public debate on July 12th

 

Clarksville Association of REALTORSClarksville, TN – A public debate will be hosted by the Clarksville Association of Realtors (CAR) on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 which will include candidates from the local Tennessee State Senate and Tennessee House of Representatives races.

The 2016 CAR Public Debate, which will be held at the CAR office at 115 Center Pointe Drive, will feature candidates representing Districts 67 and 74 of the Tennessee House of Representatives and District 22 of the Tennessee State Senate.

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Tennessee Democrats propose ’10 for TN’ to reduce Gun Violence

 

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Democrats in the Tennessee General Assembly released today a list of 10 proposals to combat gun violence in Tennessee in an email blast to supporters around the state.

“Inaction is no longer an option,” state Representative G.A. Hardaway said. “Moments of silence may demonstrate respect of lives lost, but we can truly honor the deaths of our loved ones, when we follow-up by enacting common sense laws to prevent more tragic killings of innocents.”

'Inaction no longer an option'; time for gun proponents to step up

‘Inaction no longer an option’; time for gun proponents to step up

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“Care Alert” Legislation Tennessee Governor’s Bill Signing Ceremony

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Part 2 of 3

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – This Legislative Update is Part 2 of 3 regarding three bills passed this year by State Representative Joe Pitts.

Public Chapter 682 – Legislation sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) changes the “missing citizen alert program” to the “Care Alert Program” by expanding the definition of individuals that constitute a “missing person” for purposes of the Care Alert Program.

Under the proposal someone with a physical, intellectual or developmental disability, as well as a person with dementia, or a senior citizen over age 60 would qualify to be included in the Care Alert.

(L to R) Mother, Margaret Davis, son, (John) J.T. Davis, father, Brian Davis, Carrie Russell, State Representative Joe Pitts and Senator Mark Green. Pictured in front  Governor Bill Haslam.

(L to R) Mother, Margaret Davis, son, (John) J.T. Davis, father, Brian Davis, Carrie Russell, State Representative Joe Pitts and Senator Mark Green. Pictured in front Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tyler Head Memorial Sign Unveiling and Governor’s Bill Signing Ceremony

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Part 1 of 3

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – This Legislative Update is Part 1 of 3 regarding three bills passed this year by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts.

Public Chapter 1039 – The legislation was sponsored by State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield). This bill was brought to the House and Senate sponsors by Gina Head-Heiber, mother of Tyler Head who was killed by an impaired driver in Clarksville on his way to class at Austin Peay State University.

Tyler Head Memorial Sign Unveiling. (L to R) Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts, Sister, Abbey Head, Mother, Gina Head-Heiber, Step-father, Steven Heiber, Brother, Jamie Head, Father, Chuck Head and Senator Kerry Roberts.

Tyler Head Memorial Sign Unveiling. (L to R) Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts, Sister, Abbey Head, Mother, Gina Head-Heiber, Step-father, Steven Heiber, Brother, Jamie Head, Father, Chuck Head and Senator Kerry Roberts.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs “FOCUS Act” Centered on Student and College Success

 

FOCUS Act Aligns Structure of Tennessee Higher Education to Meet Drive to 55 Goal

Tennessee State GovernmentCookeville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today signed the Focus On College and University Success (FOCUS) Act at a ceremony on the campus of Tennessee Technological University.

The legislation organizes and empowers Tennessee’s public colleges and universities to increase student success and the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary credential.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy Receives ‘Family Champion’ Award From Prominent Conservative Organization

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – This week, the Family Action Council of Tennessee, a prominent conservative organization in the state, announced they have awarded State Representative Jay Reedy (R–Erin) with the ‘Family Champion’ award — the organization’s top honor available to lawmakers.

The Family Champion designation is given only to those legislators who have a perfect 100% voting record on legislation related to the promotion of family, life, and religious liberty.

Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy

Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy

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Ceremony to Commemorate the Passage of the Tyler Head Law held in Clarksville

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Friday, May 3rd, 2016 at 10:00am, Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts and State Senator Kerry Roberts joined Gina Head-Heiber, the mother of Tyler Head, along with her family, friends, and guests to unveil the first sign for the new memorial sign program recognizing victims of accidents involving a DUI driver along state highways.

The ceremony was held at 1503 Madison Street, where the Cumberland Grille restaurant was located.

Tyler Head Family and Sign

Tyler Head Family and Sign

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