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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell Legislative Update, February 13th, 2014

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Nashville, TN – On February 3rd, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivered his fourth State of the State address to the legislature.

The highlight of the speech was the Governor’s plan to revive – and expand – a proposal from former Governor Bredesen to offer free college tuition to graduating high school seniors going to community or technical colleges.

In 2007, Governor Bredesen proposed using lottery funds to guarantee a free community or technical college degree for any graduating senior with a ‘C’ average or higher. The plan ultimately failed to receive the support of the Republicans in the State Senate. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell: Legislative Update for February 2014

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Nashville, TN – President Barack Obama came to Nashville on Thursday as part of his post State of the Union tour of speeches.

The President chose to speak at McGavock High School in part because of the great work local schools have done to improve student achievement and graduation rates.

Part of the success has been the Nashville Career Academies program, instituted by MNPS with the help of then Governor Phil Bredesen, which has offered the opportunity for many Tennesseans to learn the skills needed to join the middle class. «Read the rest of this article»

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City Council Recap for October 6th

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The city council met in its regular session Friday night. Here are the results by topic.

Barge Port: The barge point (Ordinance 14) was officially approved by tonight’s vote.  Councilman Redd pulled the item for another official single vote (each ordinance has to have two vote although the second is usually done as a mass approval of the previous months agenda items).  The final vote was 9-yes & 3-no votes.  I voted yes as I had previously told readers I would. «Read the rest of this article»

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City Council meeting deals with touchy issues with finesse

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council met for their regular meeting last night where they tacked a host of issues; including the the Expansion of the Winn Materials Barge Port, creating a capital project for repairs to the Smith-Trahern mansion, and a proposal to expand the number of Package Stores allowed in the city.

The Barge Port was approved, the Capital Project for Smith-Trahern Mansion was approved, and the expansion of the liquor establishments was rejected. Read on for much more! «Read the rest of this article»

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City Council Regular Session and Comment for October 6th

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Below is the agenda for the October 6th, 2011 regular council voting session. I want to mention one item that is on the agenda that will be up for a vote. You will see under the Public Safety Committee Ordinance 28-2011-12.

This ordinance will repeal the limit on the number of liquor stores within the city limits. Currently, the limit is 13 which was  set in 1963. According to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council, the population of Clarksville  in 1960 was 22,021 and in 1970 was 31,719. «Read the rest of this article»

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Controversial Liquor Ordinance before Clarksville City Council

 

Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville city council is scheduled to vote on a controversial ordinance that would eliminate the limit on the number of liquor stores allowed withing the city limits.  The controversial ordinance was presented to the Public Safety committee of the city council by Councilwoman Deanna McLaughlin.

Under her original proposal, which according to the ordinance hasn’t been amended since 1963, the new ordinance would have expanded the number of liquor stores permitted in the city to 20.

After discussion of the ordinance, the Public Safety Committee has recommended to the city council that they lift the limit entirely on the number of liquor stores allowed within the city limits.

This has a number of citizens upset, including local pastor and County Commissioner Tommy Vallejos. «Read the rest of this article»

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