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Tennessee Community CARES Program awards $150 Million to Hundreds of Tennessee Non-Profits

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, 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.

Tennessee Community CARES Program to fund a wide variety of COVID-19 pandemic needs across the state

Tennessee Community CARES Program to fund a wide variety of COVID-19 pandemic needs across the state

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U.S. President Donald Trump visits Tennessee

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – On Wednesday, March 15th, U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Nashville to honor President Andrew Jackson at his tomb, on his 250th birthday. The President addressed members of the Tennessee General Assembly at the Hermitage before making his way back to Nashville to speak before thousands of supporters.

The Municipal Auditorium was quickly filled to capacity; 30,000 supporters were unable to enter the venue after hours of waiting. The line at the auditorium developed early in the morning, and by the late afternoon, the line stretched the length of James Robertson Parkway, around the Capitol building, and back down Charlotte Street.

People waiting in line at the Municipal Auditorium to see President Donald Trump.

People waiting in line at the Municipal Auditorium to see President Donald Trump.

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110th Tennessee General Assembly convenes in Nashville

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, the House and Senate of the Tennessee General Assembly met in organizational session to start the 110th General Assembly.

The First Order of Business was the swearing in of all newly elected members of the General Assembly.

Representative Curtis Johnson re-elected Speaker Pro Tempore of the House

Representative Curtis Johnson re-elected Speaker Pro Tempore of the House

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Unveils 2016 Legislative Agenda

 

Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson

Highlights focus on education, public safety, more efficient government

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – With the Second Regular Session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly now in full swing, lawmakers are busy in Nashville meeting with constituents and colleagues, voting on legislation on the House floor, and working to shepherd their bills through the legislative committee process.

As House business continues at full-speed, Governor Haslam is also working on his legislative agenda, notifying lawmakers he will focus his efforts this year on making improvements to state education and public safety policies, while also working to make government more efficient and effective.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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109th Tennessee General Assembly opens 2016 Session

 

Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The 2016 session of the 109th General Assembly reconvened on Capitol Hill this week to begin work on a number of important issues facing Tennessee. I was pleased to officially be named as Chairman of the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee.

On Monday, the Brig. Gen. Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Governor Bill Haslam. This project was years in the making, and I am pleased that it is finally opened to serve our veterans.

Pictured from left, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Rep. Joe Pitts, Rep. Curtis Johnson, Rep. Jay Reedy, Brig. Gen. Wendell Gilbert, Governor Bill Haslam, Sen. Mark Green, and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

Pictured from left, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Rep. Joe Pitts, Rep. Curtis Johnson, Rep. Jay Reedy, Brig. Gen. Wendell Gilbert, Governor Bill Haslam, Sen. Mark Green, and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan.

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Grand slam by Cayce Bredlau lifts APSU Baseball’s Black Team to victory in Game 1

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – With the score tied in the last frame of a seven inning contest, sophomore Cayce Bredlau lifted the Black Team to a 7-3 victory on Thursday with a walk-off grand slam to right field at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball's Cayce Bredlau gave the Black Team a 7-3 win in walk-off fashion. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball’s Cayce Bredlau gave the Black Team a 7-3 win in walk-off fashion. (APSU Sports Information)

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State of Tennessee to move forward with buiding Veteran’s Nursing Home in Montgomery County

 

Longtime Priority of Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson Comes to Fruition

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson (R—Clarksville) today announced that the state is moving forward with a project in Montgomery County that is a natural fit for Tennessee’s military home.

A veterans’ nursing home will be constructed on nearly ten acres in Clarksville, Tennessee.

The project, long advocated for by Representative Johnson, was given final approval by the Executive Subcommittee of the State Building Commission after the Montgomery County Board of Commission authorized the conveyance of the land to the state. «Read the rest of this article»

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Certified Municipal Finance Officers Awards

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Finance Commissioner Ben Griffin and Senior Accountant Deborah K. Johnson were among the more than 90 municipal finance officers to be awarded the Certified Municipal Finance Officers (CMFO) certificate on January 27th in Nashville, TN.

Comptroller of the Treasury Justin Wilson, left, and UT Vice President of Public Service Mary Jinks, present a Certified Municipal Finance Officers certificate to City of Clarksville Finance Commissioner Ben Griffin.

Comptroller of the Treasury Justin Wilson, left, and UT Vice President of Public Service Mary Jinks, present a Certified Municipal Finance Officers certificate to City of Clarksville Finance Commissioner Ben Griffin.

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Election of Tennessee Constitutional Officers: Comptroller of the Treasury

 

tennessee-state-sealThis is the first in a three-part series by Clarksville Online author Blayne Clements. The series continues on Tuesday, January 6 and Wednesday, January 7.

The Republicans have gained control of the state house and senate, and  have the numbers to replace the three current constitutional officer: Secretary of State, State Treasurer, and State Comptroller.  On Monday, December 15th, Republicans held interviews of potential candidates for these offices.

Per a recent article in the Tennessean,  “Senate Republican Leader Mark Norris of Collierville, said it will create a “level playing field” and transparency for what has long been a closed-door system of selecting political insiders.” «Read the rest of this article»

 



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