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TN Republicans To Cut Insurance Costs, Increase Access To Care With New Legislative Victory

October 26, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — Tennessee House Republicans scored a major healthcare victory for patients across the state with the announcement of the State Relief and Empowerment Waiver by the Trump Administration. The waiver will allow Tennessee to search for innovative solutions to address skyrocketing health insurance costs while signaling an opening to address the flaws in TennCare that have decreased access […]

State Representative Matthew Hill Presents $50,000 Check For Johnson City/Washington County Veterans Memorial

September 6, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) today presented a $50,000 check to officials with the Johnson City/Washington County Veterans Memorial to assist them with expansion plans related to the memorial honoring Johnson City and Washington County’s brave military heroes. The funds will support 1,200 new spaces for the names of additional veterans to the […]

Republican Leaders Continue Their Fight To Protect Tennessee’s Early Childhood Educators

July 31, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — During the 2018 legislative session, members of the House Republican Caucus fought to protect Tennessee’s early childhood educators and hold them harmless in the wake of unexpected issues related to this year’s evaluation portfolios. In March, Republican lawmakers unanimously supported passage of House Bill 1686 — sponsored by State Representative Eddie Smith (R-Knoxville). […]

Tennessee Marks One Year Of Historic Low Unemployment

July 25, 2018

Press Release From The Office Of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam State unemployment rate has remained at 3.5 percent or lower for 12 months and new job creation continues across Tennessee NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today released the statewide unemployment rate for June […]

Nidec Motor Company To Expand In West Tennessee

June 18, 2018

Press Release From The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Electric motor manufacturer to create 300 new jobs LEXINGTON, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Nidec Motor Company officials announced today that the company will expand its current operations in Lexington. The electric motor manufacturer […]

Tennessee House Republicans Crack Down On Illegal Immigration

May 22, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — A measure sponsored by State Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin) that secures Tennessee’s borders and outlaws sanctuary cities in our state will become law. House Bill 2315 adds teeth to Tennessee’s existing immigration laws by holding any Tennessee city or local municipality that provides safe harbor to illegal immigrants accountable for their actions. Those […]

Governor Haslam Signs Representative Johnson’s Measure Reducing Backlog Of Court Cases In Tennessee

May 22, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed an initiative sponsored by State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) that reduces the backlog of court cases currently on the books in Tennessee. House Bill 10 — which passed in both the House and Senate — adds a trial judge to the Sixteenth, Nineteenth, and Twenty-First Judicial Districts […]

Chemring Group Is Bringing New Jobs To West Tennessee

May 17, 2018

Press Release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Defense contractor to invest $40 million, create approximately 100 jobs TOONE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Chemring Group officials announced today that the defense contractor will invest $40 million to expand its Kilgore Flares […]

General Assembly Approves Representative Vaughan’s Initiative Promoting Shelby County Business Expansion

May 10, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — Recently, the Tennessee General Assembly unanimously approved an initiative sponsored by State Representative Kevin Vaughan (R-Collierville) that promotes business expansion in Memphis and Shelby County. House Bill 2064 encourages residential and business developers to expand operations outside of the central business district through deregulation and tax incentives. Current law restricts economic developers — […]

Representative Keisling’s Tennessee Rural Hospital Transformation Act Approved By General Assembly

May 7, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — Recently, members of the Tennessee General Assembly approved a measure sponsored by State Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) supporting Tennessee’s rural hospitals. House Bill 2326 — also known as the Tennessee Rural Hospital Transformation Act of 2018 — creates a program within the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development (TNECD) to provide support […]