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Representative Martin Daniel, Senator Richard Briggs Announce Legislation To Eliminate Unfair Tax on Fitness Centers

(NASHVILLE) — This week, State Representative Martin Daniel (R–Knoxville) and State Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) announced their intent to file legislation to completely eliminate Tennessee’s unfair tax on fitness centers that discourage Tennesseans from staying healthy and put an unnecessary burden on health club business owners across the state. Adopted in 1982 and referred to as…

Washington County Legislative Delegation Announces $475,000 In School Safety Funding Now Available

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Micah Van Huss (R-Johnson City), State Representative Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough), and State Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) today announced more than $475,000 in funding for safety upgrades at institutions within the Johnson City and Washington County School Districts is now available to area schools. The monies are a portion of approximately $35…

Representative John Ragan Announces More Than $422,000 In School Safety Funding For District 33

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge) today announced more than $422,000 in funding for schools in District 33 to be used for the implementation of additional solutions to address school safety concerns. The monies are a portion of approximately $35 million in budget funding — $25 million in one-time funding and $10 million in…

Representative Jay Reedy Announces More Than $1.5 Million In School Safety Funding For District 74

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin) today announced more than $1.5 million in funding for schools in District 74 to be used for the implementation of additional solutions to address school safety concerns. The monies are a portion of approximately $35 million in budget funding — $25 million in one-time funding and $10 million in…

Representative Andrew Farmer Announces $567,620 In School Safety Funding For Jefferson & Sevier Counties

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) today announced more than $567,000 in funding has been allocated to Jefferson and Sevier Counties for the implementation of additional solutions that improve school safety for students in District 17. The monies are a portion of approximately $35 million in budget funding — $25 million in one-time funding and…

State Representative Jason Zachary’s First Responders Appreciation Event Set For October 2

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Jason Zachary (R-Knoxville) today announced he is hosting his annual First Responders Appreciation Event on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. It is scheduled to begin at 10:00AM and will be held at the Rural Metro Fire Station, located at 160 N. Campbell Station Road in Knoxville, Tennessee. This year’s event will feature former…

State Representative Susan Lynn Recognizes Area Schools For Earning Reward School Status

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Susan Lynn (R-Mt. Juliet) today recognized six academic institutions in District 57 for earning Reward School status from the Tennessee Department of Education. This status is the top distinction a school can achieve in Tennessee. Recipients include approximately 318 schools in 85 districts — 20 percent of the state’s schools — who…

Representative Sparks & Secretary Hargett Want To Know: Are You Registered To Vote?

(NASHVILLE) — Recently, State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) hosted Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett for a tour of the new 80,000 square-foot building on the campus of Motlow State Community College in Smyrna, which is scheduled to open next fall. During the tour with Representative Sparks, School President Dr. Michael L. Torrence, La Vergne City…

Small Business Endorses State Representative Dennis Powers in District 36 Race

NASHVILLE, September 25, 2018—The NFIB Tennessee Political Action Committee has endorsed State Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) in the 36th District House race. The PAC is comprised exclusively of NFIB members. “Representative Powers has clearly demonstrated he is a strong supporter of free enterprise and will stand with small business in the 111th General Assembly,” NFIB State…

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