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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee recognizes Wes Montooth for Excellence in Service

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has recognized Wes Montooth of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture with the Governor’s Excellence in Service Award. The biannual award recognizes outstanding state employees who elevate the way Tennessee State Government delivers services.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Wes Montooth and First Lady Maria Lee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Wes Montooth and First Lady Maria Lee.

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Austin Peay State University alumna Greta Hollar, blogger, social media influencer

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) alumna Greta Hollar has made a career of connecting to others by sharing her unique experiences online. Through her travel and style blog and her vibrant social media presence, she expresses her fresh take on current trends, lifestyle tips and travel.

Greta Hollar earned an M.A. in corporate communication from Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Greta Hollar earned an M.A. in corporate communication from Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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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

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Delivers State of the State Address

 

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Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Monday night, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his first State of the State address and presented budget priorities to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chamber.

Governor Lee proposed a strong, conservative budget with a record-breaking deposit to the Rainy Day Fund that will lift the state savings account to a historic high $1.1 billion.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee presents conservative budget, highlights public safety and education efforts.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee presents conservative budget, highlights public safety and education efforts.

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Robertson County Woman Charged 2nd Time with TennCare Fraud

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – A Robertson County woman is charged in nearby Rutherford County with her second charge related to doctor shopping. That’s where a person goes to multiple doctors in a short time period to obtain the same or similar controlled substances, using TennCare as payment.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, today announced the arrest of Dana D. Barnett, 38, of Cedar Hill.

Dana D. Barnett

Dana D. Barnett

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signs TEAM Act into Law

 

Historic Legislation transforms State Government to recruit, retain and reward employees

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Joined by state employees, legislators and members of his Cabinet, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today signed the Tennessee Excellence, Accountability and Management (TEAM) Act into law on the Tennessee Tower plaza across from the State Capitol in Nashville.

“State government’s role is to provide services that Tennesseans aren’t able to get on their own, and I believe it is my job to make sure we’re providing them in the most customer-focused, efficient and effective way,” Haslam said just before signing the bill into law. “In the next five years, almost 40 percent of state employees will become eligible for retirement, and in facing this challenge, it is our responsibility to build a top notch workforce for the future. «Read the rest of this article»

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GOP Week in Review

 

The House GOP Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Republican state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house. This week’s highlights:

  • Revised State Budget
  • StateEmployee cuts
  • Higher education under the budget knife
  • Brick and mortar projects for K-12 schools
  • House approves changes to HOPE scholarship

Governor, Commissioner of Finance speak on revised budget plans

The Governor addressed a Joint Convention of the General Assembly this week to lay out his revised budget proposal to members of both chambers. As the state continues to learn more accurate numbers of revenue projections, lawmakers took time to examine where the most conservative and fiscally responsible cuts in growth could be made. Governor Bredesen, in his speech Monday night, advised the legislature that the state would need to “tighten our belt,” and reminded them that tough decisions lay ahead. «Read the rest of this article»

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