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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 Bulletin #4

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Monday, March 23rd, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts around coronavirus (COVID-19) relief.

Governor Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live each day this week at 3:00pm CT here. Governor Lee has also established a website specific to coronavirus (COVID-19) updates which can be found here.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee setups COVID-19 Unified Command

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Monday, March 23rd, 2020,  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee established the coronavirus COVID-19 Unified Command, a joint effort to be led by Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, to streamline coordination across the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee Department of Military.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Property Tax Relief and Credit Report Freeze Legislation Advances 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 elderly low-income homeowners House Bill 1496/Senate Bill 1675 (Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville) passed in the House Finance, Ways, and Means Sub Committee this week and is scheduled for the House Finance, Ways, and Means Full committee on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018.

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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From Hurricanes to Forrest Fires, Tennessee National Guard Wraps Up Busy Week

 

Tennessee Emergency Management AgencyNashville, TN – The Tennessee Army National Guard sent helicopters and crews to South Carolina late last week as the state made preparations ahead of Hurricane Matthew’s arrival.

The rotary wing assets were requested by South Carolina through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact process whereby states can ask for help in time of crisis, or other natural disasters.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency serves as the mitigating agency for such requests and works regularly with other state emergency management agencies to facilitate these cooperative agreements.

A Tennessee Army Guard Blackhawk Helicopter equipped with a Bambi Bucket conducts aerial firefighting on Signal Mountain, near Chattanooga on October 11, 2016. (Tennessee Forestry Division)

A Tennessee Army Guard Blackhawk Helicopter equipped with a Bambi Bucket conducts aerial firefighting on Signal Mountain, near Chattanooga on October 11, 2016. (Tennessee Forestry Division)

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TEMA, TDCI Issue Consumer Reminder About Portable Fuel Container Risks & Price Gouging Laws

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and State Fire Marshal’s Office are reminding Tennesseans of the hazards associated with filling portable fuel containers at petroleum stations.

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