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State Representative Kevin Brooks Looks Forward To Tennessee’s Sustained Conservative Success

Lawmaker fought for historic tax cuts; supported education and military servicemen and women in 2017 (NASHVILLE) — Throughout the first half of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly, State Representative Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland) focused on protecting the state’s conservative values and fought to support all Tennesseans by cutting taxes, funding infrastructure, and backing key education initiatives. During the 2017 legislative…

State Representative Sabi Kumar Obtains Key Funding For Robertson County Initiatives

(NASHVILLE) — House Republicans — including State Representative Sabi Kumar, MD (R-Springfield) — have passed a fiscally conservative $37 billion balanced budget that cuts taxes, puts $132 million in the state’s Rainy Day Fund, fully funds Tennessee’s educational system, and focuses in on job recruitment and infrastructure investments. For a second year in a row, and…

Tennessee Capitol Report for May 21st Highlights the 2017 session of the 110th General Assembly including bills that Governor Haslam has signed into law

News release from WKNO-TV Memphis Memphis, Tennessee, May 17, 2017 – TENNESSEE CAPITOL REPORT concludes its third season as a 30-minute show on Tennessee’s Public Television stations this Sunday. Shot on location at the State Capitol in Nashville, the show offers in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes video covering Tennessee’s Legislature. This weekend, airing on Sunday morning, May…

Representative Ron Travis Praises North American Expansion Of Nokian Tyres

Finland-based tire manufacturer to bring 400 new jobs to Rhea County (NASHVILLE) — Today, State Representative Ron Travis (R–Dayton) joined State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Governor Bill Haslam to announce that Nokian Tyres will build its first North American manufacturing facility in Rhea County. The Finland-based tire manufacturer plans to invest $360 million in the…

House Republicans Support Legislation To Protect The Unborn

(NASHVILLE) — This week, House Republicans passed legislation sponsored by State Representative Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) that protects the lives of Tennessee’s unborn children. House Bill 1189, also known as the Tennessee Infants Protection Act, prohibits abortions — except in medical emergency — after 24 weeks and requires testing to determine viability of an unborn child if…

House Republicans Create A Culture Of Respect For Tennessee’s Educators

(NASHVILLE) – This week, Republican lawmakers passed legislation sponsored by State Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin) that establishes a strong foundation for the rights of Tennessee’s educators. House Bill 174, also known as the Teacher’s Bill of Rights, is supported by the Professional Educators of Tennessee. The legislation ensures that licensed educators in our state are treated…

Freshman Phenom Michael Curcio Wraps Up His First Year In The Tennessee General Assembly

(NASHVLLE) — State Representative Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) has already made an extraordinary impact in the House chamber in just his first year as a member of the Tennessee General Assembly. His 2017 legislative session began in January with an appointment from the Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) to serve as Vice-Chairman…

Representative Rick Tillis Announces Funding To Restore Historic Henry Horton State Park Facilities

(NASHVILLE) — Friday, State Representative Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) announced a $10 million budget appropriation from the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC) that will restore the historic facilities at Henry Horton State Park. The funding is part of the fiscally conservative $37 billion balanced budget that was passed by the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this…

Republican Lawmakers Create Middle College Scholarship For Tennessee High School Students

(NASHVILLE) — This week, Republican lawmakers passed legislation sponsored by State Representative Kent Calfee (R-Kingston) and State Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton) that helps industrious high school students who are also working toward earning their associate degree. House Bill 980 creates the Tennessee Middle College Scholarship program and expands eligibility for the Tennessee HOPE scholarship to students…

Rep. John Crawford’s Legislative Update: 05/08

Budget Discussion Begins On House Floor This week in Nashville, lawmakers began discussion and debate regarding the state’s annual budget amongst the full legislative body on the House floor. As originally proposed, the $37 billion budget cuts taxes, puts $132 million in the state’s Rainy Day Fund, fully funds Tennessee’s educational system, and focuses in on…

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