Topic: Cameron Sexton
Nashville, TN – Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) has named State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 112th Tennessee General Assembly.
Johnson previously served as Speaker Pro-Tempore under former Speaker Beth Harwell for six years and as Deputy Speaker during the 2020 legislative session.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group (FSAG) this past week announced an initial $50 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds for the new Supplemental Employer Recovery Grant (SERG) program to provide additional relief to small businesses suffering during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
Tennessee unemployment continues to decline, more jobs become available
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group (FSAG) proactively invested Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars into the state’s unemployment trust fund, protecting employees and businesses across the state.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has announced grant assistance has been awarded to 656 non-profit organizations across the state serving Tennessee communities.
These grants are all provided through the new Tennessee Community CARES Program.
Nashville, TN – Today, Monday, August 3rd, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee called for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene on Monday, August 10th, 2020 for a special session to address COVID-19 Coronavirus liability protections, telehealth services and laws governing the Capitol grounds.
“As COVID-19 continues to present unique challenges, we feel it is in the best interest of the state to convene a special session to address liability protections and telehealth,” said Governor Lee.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Lt. Governor Randy McNally, Speaker Cameron Sexton issue Joint Statement on Coronavirus
Nashville, TN – Today, Monday, March 16th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Lt. Governor Randy McNally and Speaker Cameron Sexton issued the following statement:
“Over the last week, we have remained in close contact with the state’s health leaders, and we have continued to carefully monitor the complex and aggressive COVID-19 (Coronavirus) virus in Tennessee.”
Tennessee Investing in Attracting, Retaining Top Talent
Nashville, TN – Today, Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that Tennessee will provide paid family leave for state employees.
The Governor signed an Executive Order today directing the Tennessee Department of Human Resources to issue the new policy effective March 1st.
Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from last week.
House Bill 1514/Senate Bill 1730 (Sen. Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) the bill that will create the memorial sign program in honor and memory of innocent victims killed by drunk and/or impaired drivers, known as the Tyler Head Bill, passed the Transportation Full Committee and is headed to the Finance, Ways and Means Sub Committee.
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts chosen by peers to serve as Secretary of the Tennessee Legislative Veterans Caucus
Nashville, TN – House Bill 800 (Rep Joe Pitts, D-Clarksville)/Senate Bill 56 (Sen Mark Green, R-Clarksville) would authorize students who are members of the National Guard or a Reserve unit of a branch of the United States military and who are eligible for the Tennessee Promise Scholarship, but cannot enroll in college in the fall term immediately following completion of high school due to certain military commitments, to enroll in the first term beginning after completion of such commitments without losing eligibility for the scholarship.
The bill passed the Education Administration and Planning Full Committee on Tuesday, March 10th and is currently in Finance, Ways and Means.
Written by Joe Pitts
Highlights of the session includes legislation to address Methamphetamine production, Education and a Balanced Budget
Nashville, TN – The second session of the 108th Tennessee General Assembly ended with a whimper on Thursday, April 18th, 2014, as the members of the House of Representatives and Senate adjourned sine die for the year.
The annual session started out with great promise in improving the lives of Tennesseans, and mostly met those expectations with a few exceptions.
This is part two of the series discussing the session’s opportunities and challenges.
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