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The Final Capitol Hill Review Of 2018

April 26, 2018

Republicans Focus On Jobs, Education, Opioids; Adjourn In Timely Manner In the final few days of this year’s legislative session, the House of Representatives passed Tennessee’s annual budget with a near-unanimous vote. The bill’s passage and the official adjournment was the culmination of months of tireless work crafting a fiscally responsible and balanced budget. The […]

Representative Jimmy Eldridge Passes Final Bill In House

April 26, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson) has passed his final bill as a member of the Tennessee General Assembly, ending a remarkable 16-year career in the House chamber. House Bill 1598 reduces regulations on insurance providers so they can operate more effectively and better serve the citizens of our state. As Chairman of the House Consumer […]

State Representative Mary Littleton’s Measure Cracking Down On Drug Dealers Passes In House

April 25, 2018

Bill will give law enforcement more tools to prosecute illegal drug crimes. (NASHVILLE) — This week, Republican lawmakers unanimously supported passage of a measure sponsored by State Representative Mary Littleton (R–Dickson) designed to give law enforcement additional tools to fight Tennessee’s ongoing war on drugs. House Bill 2190, which passed by a 96-0 vote Tuesday afternoon, creates a second-degree […]

Representative Dunn’s Measure Addressing False Claims Against Tennesseans Passes In House

April 25, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — House Republicans have unanimously passed an initiative sponsored by State Representative Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) that addresses fraudulent claims against the citizens of Tennessee. House Bill 1772 places an emphasis on public officials who are regularly targeted. This includes city and county mayors, police officers, county deputies, state troopers, and other government officials. The measure is designed to […]

Speaker Beth Harwell, Representative Jeremy Faison Request Comptroller Review Of TNReady Contracts

April 24, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — Under the direction of House Speaker Beth Harwell (R–Nashville), State Representative Jeremy Faison (R–Cosby) has officially requested a review by the Tennessee Comptroller related to recent testing issues of the TNReady school assessments. The request follows several days of problems tied to TNReady’s online testing platform, the most significant of which occurred on […]

Fiscally Conservative Balanced Budget Passed By Tennessee House Republicans

April 23, 2018

Fiscally Conservative Balanced Budget Passed By House Of Representatives In the final few days of this year’s legislative session, the House of Representatives passed Tennessee’s annual budget with a near-unanimous vote. The bill’s passage was the culmination of months of tireless work crafting a fiscally responsible and balanced budget. The $37.5 billion budget builds on […]

Representative Sherrell’s Measure Supporting Tennessee’s True Volunteers Passes In House Chamber

April 19, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — Monday evening, House members unanimously supported passage of legislation sponsored by State Representative Paul Sherrell (R-Sparta) that supports Tennessee’s true volunteers. House Bill 268 — which passed by a 95-0 vote tally — will help more than 14,000 volunteer firefighters and 3,800 members of volunteer rescue squads across our state by covering the […]

State Representative Ryan Williams Announces Colorobbia USA To Establish New Cookeville Facilit

April 19, 2018

Ceramics supplier to create 30 new jobs with expansion in Putnam County (NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) joined with Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development (TNECD) Commissioner Bob Rolfe, and local leaders to announce that ceramics supplier Colorobbia USA, Inc. will invest $5 million to establish operations in Cookeville, Tennessee. The Italian […]

Measure Sponsored By Representative Lamberth Enhancing Security In Tennessee Passes In House

April 18, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — This week, Republican lawmakers supported passage of a measure sponsored by State Representative William Lamberth (R-Cottontown) strengthening safety and security in communities across Tennessee. House Bill 2312 fights back against sanctuary cities by prohibiting state and local government officials or employees from accepting consular identification cards and other similar documents which are not […]

Initiative Sponsored By Representative Cameron Sexton Promoting Responsible Wind Energy Production Passes

April 18, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — A recent measure sponsored by State Representative Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville)  and State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) that promotes responsible wind energy production in Tennessee has passed in the General Assembly. House Bill 1731 / Senate Bill 1793 — the result of an extensive study conducted last year — establishes standards for wind energy […]