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Property Tax Relief for disabled Veterans, disabled persons and low-income elderly homeowners

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – House Bill 1496/Senate Bill 1675 (Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville) was passed in the Senate as amended and is now headed to the Governor. The amendment would include the veteran’s spouse.

This legislation corrects a rule change made in October, 2017 which would have caused individuals to lose their eligibility for tax relief if the veteran, low-income elderly, and disabled person if admitted to a nursing home for an indeterminate amount of time.

“Thank you to the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition, the County Officials Association of Tennessee and the Tennessee Office of the Comptroller for their help with this legislation,” said Pitts.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Property Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans, Disabled Persons and Elderly Low-income Homeowners Pass in the House

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Property Tax Relief for disabled Veterans, disabled persons and low-income elderly homeowners, House Bill 1496/Senate Bill 1675 (Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville) passed the House Floor on March 12th, 2018 and is headed by to the Senate Floor for a vote on the amendment which would include the veterans spouse.

This legislation corrects a rule change made in October, 2017 which would have caused individuals to lose their eligibility for tax relief if the veteran, low-income elderly, and disabled person if admitted to a nursing home for an indeterminate amount of time.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Aggressive, Comprehensive Plan to End Tennessee’s Opioid Epidemic

 

TN Together Fights Opioid Addiction through Prevention, Treatment and Law Enforcement

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Joined by leadership from the House and Senate and Chief Justice Jeff Bivins, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on Monday announced an aggressive and comprehensive plan to end the opioid epidemic in Tennessee by focusing on three major components: prevention, treatment and law enforcement.

TN Together is a multi-faceted initiative that addresses the issue of opioid addiction through legislation, proposed funding in the governor’s 2018-19 budget and executive actions.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Department of Education announces ACT Senior Retake Opportunity

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education announced today the launch of the statewide ACT Senior Retake Opportunity that provides every eligible high school senior, meaning any public school student who took the ACT as a junior, the ability to retake the ACT free of charge on Saturday, October 22nd, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Tennessee’s historical ACT data indicate that students who retake the ACT typically increase their composite score by one to three points.

Eligible high school seniors have the opportunity to retake ACT.

Eligible high school seniors have the opportunity to retake ACT.

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Senator Mark Green co-sponsors bill to end reimbursement of expenses for legislators who live within 50 miles of State Capital

 
Tennessee State Senator  Mark Green..

Tennessee State Senator Mark Green.

Clarksville TN – Tennessee State Senator Mark Green (R) is a co-sponsor of a senate bill that would end payment for hotel stays for legislators who live within a fifty mile radius of the State Capital Building in Nashville.

The bill was filed by State Senator Ferrell Haile (R) of Gallatin.  The legislation, if passed, would end expense account payments for lodging for state legislators who live closer to Nashville.  Haile said his bill, Senate Bill 107, is “a big step forward in reforming the per diem system through which members receive reimbursement for expenses. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Senate Republicans elect leadership for 108th General Assembly

 

Lt. Gov. Ramsey, Leader Norris and Chairman Ketron Re-elected; Senator Mark Green elected Caucus Chaplain

Tennessee Senate Republican CaucusNashville, TN – Tennessee Senate Republicans met Wednesday, December 12th in Nashville to elect leaders for the 108th General Assembly where they voted unanimously to nominate Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) to retain his top leadership post as Lt. Governor and Senate Speaker.

The Senate Republican Caucus also voted to re-elect Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville) for a 4th term as Senate Majority Leader and chose Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) for a 2nd term as Republican Caucus Chairman. «Read the rest of this article»

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