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Tennessee State Capitol Protest

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – On Sunday, June 15th, 2020 there was a demonstration held on the Tennessee State Capitol grounds. At 10:30pm troopers issued a warning that at 11:00pm anyone remaining on the Capitol grounds would be arrested.

Tennessee State Capitol

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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – February 23rd, 2020

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – More than 118 rural hospitals have shut their doors in the past ten years, leaving huge gaps in care for communities in need. In Tennessee alone, we’ve lost eleven rural hospitals and I’m concerned more closures may be on the horizon. 

At the National Rural Health Association’s annual conference, I discussed my bipartisan Rural Health Agenda, which will expand rural health clinics and rural health departments, attract doctors and other health care professionals to rural areas, and jumpstart the use of telemedicine.

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn speaks at the National Rural Health Association’s annual conference.

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn speaks at the National Rural Health Association’s annual conference.

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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.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Highway Patrol arrests Man making Terror Threats

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – On August 21st, 2019, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) received an email from WKRN-TV, NEWS 2 alerting that they received a threating email from a man named Nathan Semans. 

In the email, Semans expressed his displeasure towards President Trump stating, “Look if you don’t run story I’m going to state capital to blow someone’s brain out. I don’t look good at the moment cause the tyranny of what trump did, the nature of this call is secret. You think I’m kidding trump belongs in the dumpster from a cool kid. Knock it off I’m human. I’ll immediately leave this country on a double once my passport clears, I’m sick of this nonsense and bologna hanging around that trumps the perfect American, hallelujah against trump I recommend you forward to the table of the news room or I join ISIS to seek revenge.”

Nathan Semans has been taken into custody by the Tennessee Highway Patrol for making terror threats.

Nathan Semans has been taken into custody by the Tennessee Highway Patrol for making terror threats.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – February 25th, 2019

 

Senator Marsha Blackburn

Tennessee

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Our new Nashville Office will open on March 1st.

I am thrilled to announce we will open our new Nashville office on March 1st.  The address will be 3322 West End Avenue, Suite 610, Nashville TN 37203.  It will be the sixth and final office we open in Tennessee. 

The opening of the Nashville office will complete our in-state set-up. We are the first of the freshmen U.S. Senate offices to have all of our state offices up and running.  Since being sworn in on January 3rd, we have been working each and every day to serve Tennesseans across the state. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, April 1st, 2018

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68

Nashville, TN – Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts was honored Thursday, March 29th, 2018 on the House Floor for his twelve years of service to his constituents in the 67th District and the citizens of Tennessee. 

Rep. Pitts earlier this year announced that he would not run for re-election to the House.

His wife, Cynthia, joined him on the House Floor. 

As for his future plans, Rep. Pitts said, “I don’t know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future.”

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts honored by colleagues on the House Floor, Thursday, March 29th, 2018.

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts honored by colleagues on the House Floor, Thursday, March 29th, 2018.

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Clarksville Academy Students Succeed at Youth in Government Conference

 

Written by Robert Neitzke
Youth In Government Advisor

Clarksville AcademyClarksville, TN – The 65th Annual Tennessee YMCA Youth In Government Capitol Conference was held March 1st-4th, 2018 in the State Capitol in Nashville.

Clarksville Academy had 29 delegates participate in the Youth Legislature conference.

Part of the Clarksville Academy group after Government Day.

Part of the Clarksville Academy group after Government Day.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam releases statement on Nathan Bedford Forrest Bust

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam issued this statement today regarding the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest in the State Capitol:

“My position on this issue has not changed – I do not believe Nathan Bedford Forrest should be one of the individuals we honor at the Capitol. The General Assembly has established a process for addressing these matters and I strongly encourage the Capitol Commission and the Historical Commission to act.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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U.S. President Donald Trump visits Tennessee

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – On Wednesday, March 15th, U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Nashville to honor President Andrew Jackson at his tomb, on his 250th birthday. The President addressed members of the Tennessee General Assembly at the Hermitage before making his way back to Nashville to speak before thousands of supporters.

The Municipal Auditorium was quickly filled to capacity; 30,000 supporters were unable to enter the venue after hours of waiting. The line at the auditorium developed early in the morning, and by the late afternoon, the line stretched the length of James Robertson Parkway, around the Capitol building, and back down Charlotte Street.

People waiting in line at the Municipal Auditorium to see President Donald Trump.

People waiting in line at the Municipal Auditorium to see President Donald Trump.

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Veterans Hiring Measure Passes the Tennessee House of Representatives

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Hiring Preferences for Veterans – House Bill 165/Senate Bill 209 (Senator Mark Green, R-Clarksville) passed the House of Representatives by a unanimous vote. The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee also passed the legislation by a unanimous vote on March 7th, 2017. It should be heard in the full State Senate next week.

“Thank you to my colleagues in the House for their support of this legislation to help the business community hire veterans and family members of veterans. This was indeed a group effort beginning with the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition and the hundreds of veterans who descended on Nashville last month to push for passage. That support made the difference,” Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts said.

(L to R) David Johns – CFO, Brian Taylor – General Manager, State Representative Pitts, Christy Batts – Broadband Division Manager.

(L to R) David Johns – CFO, Brian Taylor – General Manager, State Representative Pitts, Christy Batts – Broadband Division Manager.

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