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Rutherford County legislators want BEP funding study

BEP formula does not provide for rapid growth in school districts NASHVILLE, Tenn.  –Rutherford County legislators today announced they are calling for a thorough study by the state’s Department of Education’s Basic Education Program (BEP) Review Committee examining the BEP funding formula and how it supports rapidly growing school districts in Tennessee. In a letter to Education…

Representative Jerome Moon Selected 2020-2021 Aide-de-Camp to VFW National Commander

MARYVILLE, Tenn. - State Representative Jerome Moon of Maryville has been named the 2020-2021 Aide-de-Camp to Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch II. Following six years of active duty service in the U.S. Navy, over half of which were overseas, Representative Moon has continued his service in support of his fellow veterans returning from foreign conflict.   Moon…

Rep. Doggett supports Martin Methodist College joining the University of Tennessee System

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Rep. Clay Doggett (R-Pulaski) today announced he fully supports Martin Methodist College’s potential move to join the University of Tennessee system. According to multiple media reports, the two institutions signed a nonbinding letter of intent on Sept. 11, which opens up the possibility of the UT system acquiring the private liberal arts…

State Rep. Tim Rudd releases 2021 legislative survey

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – State Rep. Tim Rudd, R-Murfreesboro, today released his legislative survey for 2021 asking constituents of Tennessee House District 34 for essential feedback. The survey questions reflect the issues legislators may make decisions about during the upcoming 2021 session of the 112th General Assembly. Some of those topics include education, health care and policy related to…

Rep. Gant and Sen. Gresham announce $420,000 in major community block grants for Town of Somerville

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– State Rep. Ron Gant (R-Rossville) and State Sen. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) announced today that the Town of Somerville will receive $420,000 in Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant funding for the construction of a new fire department. The lawmakers made the announcement in conjunction with an announcement by Governor Bill Lee and the Department of…

Rep. Howell, Sen. Bell announce $630,000 grant for water system improvements in City of Benton

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Rep. Dan Howell (R-Cleveland) and State Sen. Mike Bell (R-Riceville) today announced $630,000 in community development block grant (CDBG) funding has been approved for the City of Benton to improve the city’s water system. All funds were allocated under a procedure that the General Assembly has previously authorized, based upon priorities set…

Sen. Reeves and Rep. Marsh announce $1.5 million infrastructure grants for Bedford Co.

State Sen. Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) and State Rep. Pat Marsh (R-Shelbyville) today announced  three Community Development Block (CDBG) Grants have been awarded in Bedford County with a combined total of more than $1.52 million.  The infrastructure grants include $398,400 to Bedford County for water system improvements; $500,000 to Shelbyville for sewer improvements and $625,000 to…

State Rep. John Crawford honored with National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award

(NASHVILLE) — State Rep. John Crawford (R-Kingsport) 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 individuals,…

Rep. Gant and Sen. Gresham announce $321,570 in community block grant funding for Fayette County

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– State Rep. Ron Gant (R-Rossville) and State Sen. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) today announced a $321,570 Community Development Block grant (CDBG) has been awarded to Fayette County for ambulance service improvements. “Having access to ambulance services can be a matter of life or death,” said Senator Gresham, who strongly supported the grant application.  “I am…

MTSU-Meharry partnership will transform rural health care

Many in Tennessee state government share the goals of increasing access to health care, helping rural and distressed counties and providing additional funding for education. The Middle Tennessee State University-Meharry Medical School Early Acceptance Program (MSEAP) provides a way for us to promote these three objectives. And I am pleased to report the State of Tennessee…

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