Topic: Tennessee General Assembly
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) today released the latest student enrollment data for the fall 2019 semester, indicating an increase of 1,541 students, which is a 0.7% increase compared with 2018.
Nashville, TN – Calling it one of the largest security concerns in prisons today, Tennessee Department of Correction Commissioner Tony Parker is again issuing a call for action against contraband cell phones.
Commissioner Parker’s latest call comes on the hills of a just released report from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) that cites the effectiveness of micro-jamming technology to block illegal cellphone signals in correctional facilities.
One of 29 States Nationwide to Show Progress in Child Poverty Rate According to New Data Snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Nashville, TN – The percentage of Tennessee children living in areas of concentrated poverty fell 7% between 2013 and 2017, according to “Children Living in High Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods,” a new KIDS COUNT® data snapshot released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Using the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau, the snapshot examines where concentrated poverty has worsened across the country despite a long period of national economic expansion.
Living in a neighborhood with a high level of concentrated poverty, in addition to putting children at risk from environmental exposure and reduced opportunities, can cause chronic stress and trauma.
Clarksville, TN – From seeking a Military Affairs Commission to calling for progress on a truckload of important road projects, City Council members are ready to present their list of legislative priorities to lawmakers who represent Clarksville and Montgomery County in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell Traffic Management and Collision Investigations, Installation Provost Marshal Office traffic supervisor Lt. Nicholas Pietila says distracted driving is the No. 1 cause of collisions on the installation.
“There are about 25 roadway collisions on post each week, the majority of which are caused by distracted driving, or it’s a contributing factor,” Pietila said.
Distractions are anything that take the driver’s attention away from the task of operating a motor vehicle safely. Among the most dangerous distractions is texting while driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Austin Peay State University students to benefit from Riley C. Darnell Legislative Intern Scholarship Endowment
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Foundation recently received a gift from Steve R. Darnell (’88), Jacqueline Darnell Cox (’87), Stephanie Darnell Hoban (’87) and their families to create the Riley C. Darnell Legislative Intern Scholarship Endowment.
Clarksville, TN – Input from citizens about issues and priorities the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County should recommend to local members of the Tennessee General Assembly is wanted by the City Council ad-hoc committee.
Former Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green, State Representative Jason Hodges to deliver APSU Commencement Addresses this May
Austin Peay State University (APSU)
Clarksville, TN – This May, three prominent Tennessee public servants will visit Austin Peay State University (APSU) to serve as commencement speakers for the University’s three commencement ceremonies.
Former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Representative Mark Green and State Representative Jason Hodges will be on campus May 3th and 4th, 2019 as Austin Peay State University, the state’s fastest-growing public University, expands its graduation celebration to two days.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s charter school bill passed in both the Tennessee General Assembly House and Senate education committees just one day after Governor Lee’s education savings account proposal advanced from the House curriculum subcommittee.
Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts appoints committee to identify Statehouse priorities
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts has formed an ad-hoc committee of City Council members to work on a joint City-County legislative agenda to present to state lawmakers who represent Clarksville and Montgomery County.
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