Topic: Tennessee General Assembly
Nashville, TN – Today, Friday, April 24th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued the first steps from the “Tennessee Pledge,” the state’s rollout of guidance and best practices for Tennessee businesses in 89 of the state’s 95 counties to keep employees and customers safe during the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has released a public survey seeking feedback from all stakeholders on the most effective ways to help school districts address immediate needs to respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Commissioner Bob Rolfe Announce Nearly $20 Million in Broadband Accessibility Grants
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe have announced $19.7 million in broadband accessibility grants that will expand service to support 31,000 unserved Tennesseans in nearly 12,700 households and businesses.
Commissioner Penny Schwinn Statement Regarding Tennessee General Assembly Passage of Education Waivers Related to COVID-19
Nashville, TN – In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and tornado damage, the Tennessee General Assembly passed HB2818/ SB2672, which waives state assessment and accountability requirements, including the 2019-20 spring administration of the TNReady and end-of-course assessments.
Nashville, TN – Today, Wednesday, March 18th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts around COVID-19 (Coronavirus) relief.
Governor Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live each day this week through Thursday at 3:00pm CT here. Governor Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 updates which can be found here.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Lt. Governor Randy McNally, Speaker Cameron Sexton issue Joint Statement on Coronavirus
Nashville, TN – Today, Monday, March 16th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Lt. Governor Randy McNally and Speaker Cameron Sexton issued the following statement:
“Over the last week, we have remained in close contact with the state’s health leaders, and we have continued to carefully monitor the complex and aggressive COVID-19 (Coronavirus) virus in Tennessee.”
Constitutional Carry Legislation Moves Through First House Committee
Nashville, TN – This week in Nashville, historic Republican legislation that allows Tennessee to become the 17th state to enact constitutional carry cleared its first committee in the Tennessee House of Representatives.
Members of the House Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee approved House Bill 2817 by a 5-2 vote tally Tuesday evening. The measure sends a strong “tough on gun crime” message to violent criminals, felons, and gang members through a series of sentencing enhancements that support our law enforcement and judicial communities as they work to protect our cities and towns.
Nashville, TN – Early this week, several communities across Tennessee suffered extensive damage as a result of an historic tornado outbreak.
In the early morning hours of March 3rd, 2020 a powerful tornado tore through Germantown and North Nashville with wind speeds reaching 125 miles per hour. The tornado strengthened as it stayed on the ground for more than 50 miles, causing catastrophic damage across East Nashville, Donelson, Wilson County and Putnam County before finally dissipating. In all, 24 people were killed including 18 in Putnam County alone.
Nashville, TN – Recently, the state of Tennessee launched a comprehensive program to raise awareness about the benefits of registered apprenticeships.
ApprenticeshipTN is designed to increase the number of skilled employees that comprise our state’s workforce.
Under the program, apprentices participate in supervised on-the-job training, as well as job-related education. Additionally, they are compensated, and their wages continue to increase as they move further into the program.
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office now accepting Volunteer Firefighter Grant Program Applications
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announces that applications will be accepted starting Friday, February 14th, 2020, from volunteer fire departments for grants through the newly established Volunteer Firefighter Equipment and Training Grant Program.
Created through legislation overseen by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and passed by the Tennessee General Assembly, the program earmarks $500,000 for the purchase of firefighting equipment by Tennessee’s volunteer fire departments or to help volunteer departments meet local match requirements for federal grants for purchasing equipment.
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