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Montgomery County, Clarksville Legislative Liaison Committees Present Agenda to State Representatives

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County and the City of Clarksville Legislative Liaison Committees jointly presented Clarksville and Montgomery County’s Legislative Agenda list to state representatives at a reception on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019.

This was the first time the County and City have presented their agendas together.

(L to R) Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, District 74 Rep. Jay Reedy, District 68 Rep. Curtis Johnson, District 67 Rep. Jason Hodges, District 22 State Sen. Bill Powers and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett.

(L to R) Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, District 74 Rep. Jay Reedy, District 68 Rep. Curtis Johnson, District 67 Rep. Jason Hodges, District 22 State Sen. Bill Powers and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett.

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City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present wish lists to State Lawmakers

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – From seeking a Military Affairs Commission to calling for progress on a truckload of important road projects, City Council members are ready to present their list of legislative priorities to lawmakers who represent Clarksville and Montgomery County in the Tennessee General Assembly.

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present wish lists to State Lawmakers

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present wish lists to State Lawmakers

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Clarksville City Council Committee starts work on legislative agenda

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Input from citizens about issues and priorities the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County should recommend to local members of the Tennessee General Assembly is wanted by the City Council ad-hoc committee.

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present unified list of Statehouse priorities.

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present unified list of Statehouse priorities.

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City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present joint Legislative Agenda

 

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts appoints committee to identify Statehouse priorities

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts has formed an ad-hoc committee of City Council members to work on a joint City-County legislative agenda to present to state lawmakers who represent Clarksville and Montgomery County.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts names (L to R) Jeff Burkhart, Ron Erb and Stacey Streetman to ad-hoc committee.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts names (L to R) Jeff Burkhart, Ron Erb and Stacey Streetman to ad-hoc committee.

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Mayor Jim Durrett Appoints Kyle Johnson as New Chief of Staff

 

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Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Kyle D. Johnson has been selected for the position of Government Chief of Staff to County Mayor Jim Durrett.  Johnson will begin serving as chief of staff on January 29th. He will be replacing current Chief of Staff Jeff Truitt.

Johnson most recently served as policy advisor for Tennessee State Representative and Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson. Since July 2015, Johnson has served in various federal and state positions such as field director, staff assistant, and policy advisor for Tennessee politicians such as Bob Corker, Mark Green and Curtis Johnson.

Montgomery County Government Chief of Staff Kyle D. Johnson.

Montgomery County Government Chief of Staff Kyle D. Johnson.

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Clarksville Association of Realtors® announces Local Candidate Endorsements

 

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Clarksville Association of REALTORSClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Association of Realtors® is releasing endorsements for local candidates.

After recently hosting a political debate and individual candidate conversations, the Clarksville Association of Realtors® (CAR) is endorsing the following candidates for the upcoming November 6th, 2018 State and General election.

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Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce announces Jay Albertia as new Board Chairman

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Jay Albertia, President and CEO of Progressive Directions, Inc., will assume the role as Board Chairman for the 2018-2019 term.

“Jay is an excellent choice as the next Board Chairman for the Chamber and we are looking forward to being under his leadership this year,” said Chamber Executive Director Melinda Shepard.

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Jay Albertia.

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Jay Albertia.

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Tennessee General Assembly Passes 2018-2019 Budget

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee House passed several key bills this week, including the state budget and major legislation to curb opioid abuse, as the 2018 session of the Tennessee General Assembly draws to a close.  The $37.5 billion “no growth” budget proposes state government spending for the next fiscal year that begins July 1st, 2018 and extends to June 30, 2019.

The balanced budget addresses opioid abuse, school safety, teacher funding, rural economic development and job growth, while allocating additional funds for the care of Tennessee’s most vulnerable citizens.  The bill focuses on the four “e’s” of Tennessee:  employment, education, economic opportunity and enforcement of the law.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Stolen Valor Act Passes in General Assembly

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68

Nashville, TN – Wednesday morning, House members unanimously passed a measure to strengthen identity protections for our military veterans.

House Bill 2130, also known as the Tennessee Stolen Valor Act, is designed to safeguard the identities of Tennessee veterans who serve the state and nation by cracking down on instances of theft and fraud involving those who attempt to imitate them.

The measure creates a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 11 months and 29 days in jail, as well as a fine of up to $2,500, for anyone who impersonates a veteran or individuals who fraudulently represent their service with the intent of obtaining money, property, services, or any other tangible benefits.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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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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