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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan receives prestigious Hope Award from Multiple Sclerosis Society


City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Thursday, September 20th, 2012, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan was presented the Hope Award from the Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

“The Hope Award is our highest honor for someone who goes above and beyond by supporting our mission,” said Stacy Mulder, president of the Mid South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Redistricting could change legislative voting lines for Montgomery County


VoteMontgomery County, TN – It is time once again to redraw the lines that determine the makeup of  Tennessee’s legislative districts, and on top of the already “contentious” state of affairs in the Tennessee Legislature, this promises to be a process to watch. The redistricting could also alter the makeup of Montgomery County, giving one local city councilman cause to “explore” the possibility of running for state office.

Republicans took control of the Legislature and the Governor’s office last year, and now possess the power to draw the legislative districts, a procedure that’s done every 10 years. Each district can only have 65,000 voters and the lines locally could give Montgomery County a third representative. «Read the rest of this article»

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House Democrat Review for 03/20/2008


bg.jpgThe House Democrat Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Democratic state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house.

House Democrats Bring Home Schools First Funding, nearly $184 million in additional K-12 funds expected next year.

This week House Democrats were presented with the 2008 – 2009 projected BEP 2.0 funding numbers which show that, thanks to the Schools First Initiative passed last year, Tennessee’s local schools are estimated to receive $183.2 million in additional funding.

“When we first began the task of improving our K-12 schools in Tennessee, we wanted to do it in a way that wouldn’t put undo burdens on local governments,” said Speaker of the House Jimmy Naifeh (D-Covington). “Thanks to the Schools First Initiative, we were able to increase education funding by over $340 million last year and nearly $184 million this year, while at the same time reducing the pressure on counties to have to raise their property taxes.” «Read the rest of this article»

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