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State Representative Curtis Halford Announces TOP Grants For Carroll & Gibson Counties

Funding made possible through passage of Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act (NASHVILLE) —State Representative Curtis Halford (R-Dyer) today announced two Training Opportunities for the Public (TOP) grants totaling more than $6,000 for Carroll and Gibson Counties from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). The Carroll County Library is set to receive $2,077 in grant…

Representative Tillis Introduces Legislation Establishing Daylight Saving Time As Standard In Tennessee

(NASHVILLE) — Recently, State Representative Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) introduced legislation that establishes Daylight Saving Time as the standard time in Tennessee. House Bill 1881 would end the semi-annual switch between Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time in communities across our state. The initiative was created based on responses from residents of District 92 to a recent…

Representative Curcio Files Legislation To Improve Quality Of Care For Tennesseans Battling Addiction

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) today introduced legislation designed to improve the quality of care for Tennesseans who are battling addiction. As part of the ongoing efforts of House Republicans to address Tennessee’s opioid and drug crisis, House Bill 1929 — known as the Stopping Addiction & Fostering Excellence (SAFE) Act — ensures that…

Republican Leadership Applauds Proposed Wage Increases For State’s DIDD Employees

Representative Hazlewood leads advocacy efforts for wage increases (NASHVILLE) — House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) and House Majority Leader Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) tonight applauded proposed wage increases for employees of the Tennessee Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam included them as part of his proposed Fiscal Year 2019…

Representative John Crawford’s Weekly Update

Republican Leaders Unveil ‘Tennessee Together’ Plan To Help Combat Opioid Epidemic While the federal government has only just commenced conversation about the opioid epidemic, Tennessee leads the way in fighting the situation here at home. On Monday afternoon, Governor Haslam joined with Republican leaders to unveil a new initiative to combat the state’s opioid problem…

House Republicans Work On Combating Opioid Abuse and Welfare Reform

Republican Leaders Unveil ‘Tennessee Together’ Plan To Help Combat Opioid Epidemic While the federal government has only just commenced conversation about the opioid epidemic, Tennessee leads the way in fighting the situation here at home. On Monday afternoon, Governor Haslam joined with Republican leaders to unveil a new initiative to combat the state’s opioid problem…

State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver Announces Broadband Accessibility Grants For District 40

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster) today announced two broadband grants totaling more than $3 million dollars from the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development (TNECD) for broadband expansion in House District 40. Approximately $1.35 million in funding was awarded to Tri-County Fiber Communications, LLC for expansion in Sumner and Trousdale Counties. Additionally,…

Representative Ryan Williams Announces $3 Million Grant For Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency

Funds to cover new transit hub and administrative office complex (NASHVILLE) — House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) today announced that the Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency (UCHRA) has received a $3 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). The monies will allow the agency to construct a new 30,000 square foot transit…

House Leadership Welcomes Representative Jerome Moon To Republican Caucus

Moon receives committee appointments from House Speaker Beth Harwell (NASHVILLE) — Recently, the House of Representatives officially gaveled into session, marking the beginning of the second half of the 110th General Assembly in Tennessee. As part of the opening week ceremonies, State Representative Jerome Moon (R–Maryville) officially joined his colleagues in the House and was selected to serve on three…

House Leadership Welcomes Representative Kevin Vaughan To Republican Caucus

Vaughan receives committee appointments from House Speaker Beth Harwell (NASHVILLE) — Recently, the House of Representatives officially gaveled into session, marking the beginning of the second half of the 110th General Assembly in Tennessee. As part of the opening week ceremonies, State Representative Kevin Vaughan (R–Collierville) officially joined his colleagues in the House and was selected to serve on three…

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