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State Representative Debra Moody Honors Artist Jean Wheeler For Winning 2017 Tipton County Art Contest

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Debra Moody (R-Covington) today received Tipton County resident and local artist Jean Wheeler’s artwork “Hedgerow” for display in her Nashville legislative office. Wheeler was selected as the winner of the Second Annual Tipton County Art Contest last year from a group of artists who submitted renderings which they believe best represented Tipton…

State Representative Susan Lynn Fights For Additional Funding To Improve School Bus Safety

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Susan Lynn (R-Mt. Juliet) continues to fight for additional funding that will improve school bus safety in districts across Tennessee. In February, Representative Lynn met with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to discuss gaining his support of the bill to protect students who rely on the bus to travel to and from school. …

Representative Boyd, House Republicans Advance Welfare Reform

NASHVILLE—Recently, Tennessee House Republicans passed House Bill 1551 — sponsored by State Representative Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon) — which reinstates work requirements for certain able-bodied citizens receiving benefits through the state’s Medicaid program, TennCare. House Bill 1551 instructs the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration to file a new waiver that allows Tennessee to…

Initiative Sponsored By Chairman Williams Reducing Burdens On Tennessee’s Physicians Passes In House

(NASHVILLE) — Recently, Republican lawmakers supported passage of an initiative sponsored by House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) that reduces unnecessary burdens on Tennessee’s physicians. House Bill 1927, which passed by a 94-0 vote tally, ensures that physicians will not have to leave patients in their communities behind to complete their maintenance of certification for…

Representative Terry’s Initiative Improving Opioid Abuse Reporting Passes In House

(NASHVILLE) — This week, Republican lawmakers supported passage of a measure sponsored by State Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) that improves reporting on instances of opioid abuse. House Bill 2004 establishes an opioid abuse and diversion intake line, managed by the Tennessee Department of Health, for the purposes of receiving allegations of opioid abuse or diversion. Additionally,…

House Approves State Representative Susan Lynn’s National Motto In The Classroom Act

Initiative displays “In God We Trust” in prominent locations within schools (NASHVILLE) — This week in the House chamber, Republican lawmakers supported passage of an initiative sponsored by State Representative Susan Lynn (R-Mt. Juliet) that calls for our national motto — “In God We Trust”— to be displayed in schools across Tennessee. House Bill 2368, which…

State Representative Micah Van Huss Fights For Additional Funding For School Safety

(NASHVILLE) — In the wake of last month’s tragic school shooting in Florida, State Representative Micah Van Huss (R-Johnson City) continues to fight for additional funding in order to improve student safety in classrooms and school buildings across Tennessee. Recently, Representative Van Huss met with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to discuss the need for more resources…

Initiative Sponsored By Representative McDaniel Supporting State’s Military Families Passes In House

(NASHVILLE) — Monday night, House Republicans unanimously supported passage of a measure sponsored by State Representative Steve McDaniel (R-Parkers Crossroads) designed to support Tennessee’s military families. House Bill 1573 — which passed by a 95-0 vote tally — allows spouses of deceased members of our military reserve to be issued a National Guard license plate until…

State Representative Matthew Hill Announces $500,000 For Jackson Theatre

(NASHVILLE) – State Representative Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) today announced that he has secured $500,000 in funding for the renovation and restoration of the Jackson Theatre. The monies are a part of Governor Haslam’s 2018-2019 fiscal year budget. From its humble beginnings as a furniture store in the 1800s, the theatre served as a center for entertainment throughout the early 20th…

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