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State Representative Kelly Keisling’s Capitol Hill Review: 04/19/18

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 balanced budget. The $37.5 billion budget builds on previous legislative priorities by making strategic…

State Representative Matthew Hill Honored With National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) has received the distinguished National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Medallion Award from Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett. The NASS Medallion Award allows individual Secretaries of State to recognize outstanding service and dedication to furthering the mission of the association within each state. It was created to honor…

State Representative Susan Lynn Fights To Address TNReady Testing Problems

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Susan Lynn (R-Mt. Juliet) is fighting to address another round of issues associated with the state’s TNReady testing system. The latest problems plaguing TNReady’s online testing platform occurred this week and have frustrated parents, teachers, and school superintendents while also placing unnecessary stress on students. The most significant development took place on Tuesday…

State Representative David “Coach” Byrd’s Capitol Hill Update: 04/19/18

House Legislators Pass ‘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. This week, House Legislators passed legislation to combat the state’s opioid problem head on Tennessee Together. Tennessee Together is a multi-faceted…

Fiscally Conservative Balanced Budget Passed By House Of Representatives

Representative Faison Helps Spearhead Effort To Fix TNReady Testing Problems 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 Clark Boyd Addresses TNReady Issues

In recent days, The TNReady assessment process has been plagued by yet another round of issues. Like many of you, I am extremely disappointed in the continuous flaws associated with current testing methods.  You have expressed your concerns to me about TNReady, and I want you to know that I hear you loud and clear, and I share those very same concerns. This…

Rutherford County Delegation’s Bill Moving Tennessee Away From Vehicle Emissions Testing Passes

HB 1782 passes by 96-0 vote tally in House Monday night (NASHVILLE) – An initiative sponsored by State Representative Tim Rudd (R- Murfreesboro), State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna), State Representative Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro), and State Representative Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) requiring counties to take all necessary steps to end mandatory vehicle emissions testing in Tennessee…

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

(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 cost…

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

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 company…

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

(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 authorized…

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