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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, General Assembly deliver Conservative Wins in 2021 Session

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee marked the close of the 2021 legislative session, which includes the passage of his $42.6 billion budget and full agenda as outlined during his State of the State address in February.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Delivers 2021 State of the State Address

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Monday, February 8th, 2021 Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his third State of the State address and presented budget and legislative priorities to a joint session of the Tennessee General Assembly.

In addition to outlining budget and legislative priorities, the governor provided an accounting of Tennessee’s COVID-19 Coronavirus response and continued economic recovery. 

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to give State of the State Address on February 8th

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced he will deliver his third State of the State address to the Tennessee General Assembly and fellow Tennesseans on Monday, February 8th, 2021 at 6:00pm CT. The joint session will take place in the War Memorial Auditorium.

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, February 9th, 2020

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – This week in Nashville, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his second State of the State Address.

The governor’s comments focused on recent Republican accomplishments and shared legislative and budget priorities for the 2020 legislative session.

Key focus areas this year include public education, economic and workforce development, public safety, and an emphasis on our rural Tennessee communities.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Delivers 2020 State of the State Address

 

Focuses on public education, fiscal conservatism, and rural development

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Monday, February 3rd, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his State of the State address, showcasing Tennessee’s progress over the past year and outlining his legislative and budget priorities for the coming year.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to Deliver Second State of the State Address, February 3rd

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Monday, January 27th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that he will deliver his second State of the State address to the Tennessee General Assembly and fellow Tennesseans on Monday, February 3rd at 6:00pm CT.

The joint session will be aired statewide and take place in the House Chamber in the Tennessee State Capitol.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Signs Executive Order Addressing Public Safety

 

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Establishes Tennessee Criminal Justice Investment Task Force 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Wednesday, March 6th, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued an executive order to establish the Tennessee Criminal Justice Investment Task Force as promised during his State of the State address on Monday evening.

The sixth executive order issued under his leadership comes after Governor Lee outlined comprehensive plans to address public safety in Tennessee amid higher rates of violent crime and recidivism.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam reflects on unprecedented successes in his final State of the State Address

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – This week’s action on Capitol Hill was highlighted by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s eighth and final State of the State Address where he talked about Tennessee’s unprecedented successes, his legislative priorities and his budget proposal to fund state government for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. 

Governor Haslam reflected on the past seven years, working with the General Assembly to create a strong commitment to jobs, education and conservative fiscal policy that has resulted in significant accomplishments.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam giving his last State of the State address (foreground). Behind him from left, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate Ferrell Haile, Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, and Speaker Pro Tempore of the House Curtis Johnson.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam giving his last State of the State address (foreground). Behind him from left, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate Ferrell Haile, Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, and Speaker Pro Tempore of the House Curtis Johnson.

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Legislation Aims to Roll Back the Rising Tide of Opioid Addiction in Tennessee

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s opioid crisis was front and center this week as Governor Bill Haslam, members of the General Assembly, and other state leaders announced a comprehensive plan to tackle the problem. 

The plan, called TN Together, employs a three-legged stool of enforcement, treatment and prevention to stop the flow of these drugs in the state, help those who are addicted, and prevent citizens from becoming drug-dependent.

Tennessee Department of Health data shows 1,631 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2016, while there were 13,034 nonfatal overdoses reported. 

From left, Senator Speaker Pro Tempore Ferrell Haile, House Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally and Governor Bill Haslam at the Press Conference on Monday.

From left, Senator Speaker Pro Tempore Ferrell Haile, House Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally and Governor Bill Haslam at the Press Conference on Monday.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivers 2017 State of the State Address

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivered his annual State of the State Address to a joint convention of the legislature this week, unveiling his budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Haslam addressed multiple issues during the State of the State, the most prominent of which include job recruitment and infrastructure investments, bolstering the state’s Rainy Day Fund, a continued push to make government more efficient and effective, and major contributions in both K-12 and higher education.

Haslam’s $37 billion balanced budget proposal builds up state reserves, puts Tennessee on the path to catch up on long-deferred maintenance of buildings, and reinvests in the state workforce. For a second year in a row, and the second year in Tennessee recorded history, the state budget does not take on any new debt.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivers State of the State Address

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivers State of the State Address

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