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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – May 5th, 2019

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The Attorney General told me he believed the Special Counsel’s investigation was exhaustive.

We now know the President did not collude with the Russians, and the Attorney General did not recommend any obstruction charges. Yet I remain concerned about the politicized culture among a select group of FBI and Justice Department employees.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Montgomery County receives $500,000 for Park Project

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Dr. Shari Meghreblian today announced a series of grants totaling more than $15 million to help fund parks and recreation projects in Tennessee communities.

“Easy access to parks, trails, walking paths and other recreational facilities can make a good community a great community,” said Haslam. “These grants provide the resources needed to help make Tennessee an even more desirable place to live, work and raise a family.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, TDEC Announce More than $15 Million for Local Parks and Recreation

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, TDEC Announce More than $15 Million for Local Parks and Recreation

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State Farm® says Odds are Getting Worse for Deer Crashes in Tennessee and Kentucky

 

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – According to new claims data from State Farm, the odds drivers will hit a deer in Kentucky are 1 out of 100. Those odds in Tennessee are 1 out of 143. Both are above the national odds of 1 in 162.

Using its claims data and state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration, State Farm, the nation’s leading auto insurer, estimates the state by state chances of any single American motorist striking a deer, elk or moose.

New State Farm® data shows the chances Tennessee and Kentucky drivers will collide with a deer are on the rise.

New State Farm® data shows the chances Tennessee and Kentucky drivers will collide with a deer are on the rise.

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Tennessee Adds New 77 Miles of Highway to Interstate System

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has received approval from the Federal Highway Administration to designate State Route 840 as Interstate 840. The change was requested to encourage more economic growth along the corridor and more traffic diversion around Middle Tennessee’s urban core.

The primary purpose of SR 840 when it was initiated in 1986 was to promote economic development by improving access to the many communities located along the route.

Tennessee State Route 840 Now Designated as Interstate 840.

Tennessee State Route 840 Now Designated as Interstate 840.

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AAA says Motorists should be cautious during Winter Storms

 

AAATampa, FL – Extremely cold weather is moving across the southeastern U.S. and AAA warns motorists to be careful and make sure their vehicles are prepared for an emergency.

According to data from the Federal Highway Administration, each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.

1 out of 4 People Worry Their Vehicle Will Break Down or Will Not Start

1 out of 4 People Worry Their Vehicle Will Break Down or Will Not Start

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AAA addresses Legislators with Traffic Safety and Transportation Funding Concerns

 

AAANashville, TN – The number of deaths on Tennessee’s roads last year remained below one thousand, AAA reported in its annual State of Safety presentation. This, at a time when the national trend is toward an 8.1 percent increase in road fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tim Wright, Tennessee Regional President, AAA – The Auto Club Group and Don Lindsey, Tennessee Public Affairs Director, also described to the state’s House and Senate transportation committees the efforts other states are making to deal with their shrinking transportation revenue.

Tennessee is bucking the national trend in traffic fatalities, but needs to take action on transportation funding.

Tennessee is bucking the national trend in traffic fatalities, but needs to take action on transportation funding.

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AAA reports another Week of Increased Gas Prices

 

AAATampa, FL – Elevated demand and seasonal refinery maintenance kept upward pressure on the price of gasoline last week.

The national average price for a gallon of gasoline rose 2 cents from last week, while average prices jumped 7 cents in Florida, 1-cent in Georgia and 3 cents in Tennessee. 

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State Farm says Kentucky and Tennessee Drivers Beware of Deer

 

New State Farm® data shows odds Kentucky and Tennessee drivers will collide with a deer are declining

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – Kentucky drivers are about five percent less likely to collide with a deer than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in Kentucky are 1 out of 113, above the national odds of 1 in 169.

Meanwhile, Tennessee drivers are about four percent less likely to collide with a deer than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in Tennessee are 1 out of 170, just below the national odds of 1 in 169.

A deer crossing a road

A deer crossing a road

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AAA gives 5 Tips for Cleaning your Car after the Thaw

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – Your shiny car is probably three dirty shades of grey after driving through the snow, slush and salt during the last two weeks.  In fact, your car could be corroding in some secret places, and reversing the effects may not be as easy as a simple car wash.

“In addition to the build-up on the body of the vehicle, damage can occur to the undercarriage as well,” said Jack Wilson, field business manager, Tennessee Approved Auto Repair. “Proper cleaning can help combat corrosion to vital parts such as brake lines and fuel tanks, and time could be a factor.” «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA urges Motorists to use Caution while Driving in Winter Weather

 

3 out of 5 People Don’t have Winter Driving Kits in their Vehicles

AAATampa, FL – Extremely cold weather is moving across the southeastern U.S. and AAA warns motorists to be careful and make sure their vehicles are prepared for an emergency.

According to data from the Federal Highway Administration, each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.

Caution is urged when driving on snow and sleet covered roads.

Caution is urged when driving on snow and sleet covered roads.

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