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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 […]

General Assembly Approves Representative Crawford’s Event Tourism Act

May 7, 2018

Initiative designed to help Northeast Tennessee secure future sporting events. (NASHVILLE) — A measure sponsored by State Representative John Crawford (R-Kingsport) that supports tourism in Tennessee and is designed to help Northeast Tennessee secure future sporting events has been approved by the Tennessee General Assembly. House Bill 2384 — also known as the Event Tourism […]

House Republicans Lead Efforts To Better Protect Tennessee’s Students

May 3, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — Throughout the 2018 legislative session Republicans lawmakers — led by House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) and House Majority Leader Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) — have fought to strengthen protections against Tennessee educators who do not have the best interests of their students in mind. House Republicans supported passage of five different […]

Governor Haslam Signs Primacy & Reclamation Act Sponsored By State Representative Dennis Powers and Senator Ken Yager

May 3, 2018

Primacy and Reclamation Act designed to create new jobs in surface mining industry. (NASHVILLE) — Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed an initiative sponsored by State Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) and State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) allowing Tennessee to reclaim control over its surface mining industry. House Bill 571/Senate Bill 686, also known as the Primacy and Reclamation […]

AllianceBernstein L.P. To Establish Global Headquarters in Nashville

May 2, 2018

Press Release From The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Asset management firm to base 1,050 jobs in Davidson County  NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and AllianceBernstein L.P. (AB) officials announced today that the global asset management firm will invest more than $70 million to […]

General Assembly Approves Representative Gant’s Bill Creating Jobs For Rural Tennesseans

May 2, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — The Tennessee General Assembly has approved a measure sponsored by State Representative Ron Gant (R-Rossville) designed to spur rural job growth. House Bill 1914 paves the way for economic development in rural cities and towns across our state by allowing local governments to decide whether they want to reinvest surplus monies that currently […]