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Tennessee House Republicans Crack Down On Illegal Immigration

(NASHVILLE) — A measure sponsored by State Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin) that secures Tennessee’s borders and outlaws sanctuary cities in our state will become law. House Bill 2315 adds teeth to Tennessee’s existing immigration laws by holding any Tennessee city or local municipality that provides safe harbor to illegal immigrants accountable for their actions. Those who are…

Governor Haslam Signs Representative Johnson’s Measure Reducing Backlog Of Court Cases In Tennessee

(NASHVILLE) — Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed an initiative sponsored by State Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) that reduces the backlog of court cases currently on the books in Tennessee. House Bill 10 — which passed in both the House and Senate — adds a trial judge to the Sixteenth, Nineteenth, and Twenty-First Judicial Districts in…

State Representative Jay Reedy’s Measure Securing Tennessee’s Borders To Become Law

(NASHVILLE) — A measure sponsored by State Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin) that secures Tennessee’s borders and outlaws sanctuary cities in our state will become law. House Bill 2315 adds teeth to Tennessee’s existing immigration laws by holding any Tennessee city or local municipality that provides safe harbor to illegal immigrants accountable for their actions. Those who are…

Representative Gant & House Republicans Lead Efforts To Address Tennessee’s Opioid Crisis

While conversations about the opioid epidemic have only just begun at the federal level, Tennessee has taken the lead on an issue that will define future health outcomes for the citizens of our state. Every day in Tennessee, at least three people die from opioid-related overdoses; this is more than the daily number of traffic fatalities.…

State Representative Tilman Goins Honored For His Support Of Hamblen County Fraternal Order Of Police

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Tilman Goins (R-Morristown) was honored today by the Hamblen County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) for his active involvement in the FOP and his support of its Cops and Kids Program. The award was presented to Goins during National Police Week. The Cops and Kids program consists of local officers who take…

Chemring Group Is Bringing New Jobs To West Tennessee

Press Release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Defense contractor to invest $40 million, create approximately 100 jobs TOONE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Chemring Group officials announced today that the defense contractor will invest $40 million to expand its Kilgore Flares…

State Representative Ron Travis Announces Coil Design Corporation To Establish Facility In Rhea County

Manufacturer to invest $3.4 million in Dayton, creating approximately 70 jobs.  (NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ron Travis (R-Dayton) recently joined with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) and local officials to announce that Coil Design Corporation — a leader in the HVAC and refrigeration industries — is investing $3.4 million in its…

State Representative Jim Coley Secures $250,000 For Historic Clayborn Temple

Monies part of 2018-2019 Fiscal Year budget.  (NASHVILLE) — State Representative Jim Coley (R-Bartlett) today announced that he has secured $250,000 for the historic Clayborn Temple in Memphis. The monies are a part of the 2018-2019 budget and will be used for the restoration and redevelopment of this fixture of Shelby County and United States history. Opened…

General Assembly Approves Representative Vaughan’s Initiative Promoting Shelby County Business Expansion

(NASHVILLE) — Recently, the Tennessee General Assembly unanimously approved an initiative sponsored by State Representative Kevin Vaughan (R-Collierville) that promotes business expansion in Memphis and Shelby County. House Bill 2064 encourages residential and business developers to expand operations outside of the central business district through deregulation and tax incentives. Current law restricts economic developers — including the…

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