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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 General Assembly sends Right to Work constitutional amendment to ballot for final approval

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee’s Right to Work law is one step closer to being added to the state constitution. On Thursday, April 29th, 2021, the House of Representatives gave final approval to a resolution to add the law protecting Tennessee workers to the Tennessee Constitution.

After three readings on the floor of the House, the measure received over the two-thirds supermajority vote required to pass. Senate Joint Resolution 2, sponsored by State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) and co-sponsored by Representative Chris Todd (R-Jackson), fulfills the second required passage of this measure by the legislature.

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Tennessee State Capitol

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Austin Peay State University to add new Health Professions Building, new Military Institute

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Major changes are coming to Austin Peay State University (APSU) with the addition of a 114,600-square-foot, three-story Health Professions Building on Eighth Street and the creation of the state’s first Institute for National Security and Military Studies.

A rendering of the upcoming Austin Peay State University Health Professions Building. (APSU)

A rendering of the upcoming Austin Peay State University Health Professions Building. (APSU)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget passage

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN –  On Thursday, April 29th, 2021, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget has passed through the Tennessee General Assembly. The budget totals $42.6 billion and includes historic investments in literacy, mental health, broadband, and safety.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Montgomery County Judge Jill Bartee Ayers confirmed to Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Jill Bartee-Ayers was confirmed to the appointment of Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Middle Section by the Tennessee General Assembly, on April 12th, 2021.

A vacancy was created at the Court of Criminal Appeals, Middle District, by the retirement of Judge Thomas Woodall in fall 2020.

Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Jill Bartee Ayers

Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Jill Bartee Ayers

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Sets Expectation of Student-Centered Investments from Federal Education Funds

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn, and members of the Tennessee General Assembly urged school districts to ensure federal education funding goes directly toward student achievement.

Tennessee has received nearly $4.5 billion in federal COVID-19 Coronavirus relief stimulus funding allocated specifically for K-12 education.

Historic level of federal funding should increase student achievement.

Historic level of federal funding should increase student achievement.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee appoints Keri McInnis to Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this academic year, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee names Keri McInnis, senior vice president and financial advisor for Pinnacle Financial Partners in Nashville, to serve on the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Board of Trustees. She will fill a seat that opened last summer when Larry Carroll’s term on the board ended.

Keri McInnis

Keri McInnis

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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

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.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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State Representative Curtis Johnson named Deputy Speaker

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN –  Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) has named State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 112th Tennessee General Assembly.

Johnson previously served as Speaker Pro-Tempore under former Speaker Beth Harwell for six years and as Deputy Speaker during the 2020 legislative session.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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