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Why we banned Critical Race Theory

Your Tennessee General Assembly makes laws that protect the integrity of our state and defend those of us who are the most vulnerable. This time, the group in desperate need of defense is our children. A dangerous theory of thought is sweeping through our schools. You may have heard of it: Critical Race Theory (CRT).…

State Rep. Andrew Farmer to Chair Civil Justice Committee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, has named State Rep. Andrew Farmer, R-Sevierville, chairman of the House Civil Justice Committee for the 112th General Assembly. The 17-member House Civil Justice Committee oversees laws governing Tennessee’s civil laws, judicial proceedings, and matters related to the courts and civil law issues. “Andrew Farmer is a dedicated…

Rep. Jeremy Faison’s Capitol Report

House Republicans make Covid relief tax deductible for business Tennessee businesses will be eligible to receive more pandemic assistance through a bill that will exempt relief funds from state taxes. Republican leaders on Monday night successfully guided unanimous passage of House Bill 776 which exempts Covid-19 relief payments received between March 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2021…

Rep. Jeremy Faison’s Capitol Report

Republicans welcome Sen. Lamar Alexander, Candace Owens Republicans on Monday welcomed former Governor and U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander along with conservative commentator Candace Owens to Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville. The General Assembly gathered in a joint session to present a resolution to Alexander, recognizing and honoring the senator for his lifetime of service to Tennessee. He…

Rep. Jeremy Faison’s Capitol Report

House Republicans pass historic criminal justice reform The Tennessee House of Representatives approved two major criminal justice reform bills this week in Nashville.  Both are proposals from Gov. Bill Lee’s legislative package and are part of his efforts to reform criminal justice in Tennessee. The bills reflect changes recommended by the Tennessee Criminal Justice Reinvestment…

Rep. Jeremy Faison’s Capitol Report

The General Assembly approves $42.6 billion budget Provides significant investments in education, health care, and economic development The House and Senate of the 112th General Assembly on Thursday successfully approved a no-debt $42.6 billion budget that provides strategic investments in education, health care, public safety and economic development initiatives. As a result of careful spending…

Rep. Jeremy Faison’s Capitol Report

The General Assembly adjourns Republicans provide solutions that strengthen the economy, improves health care and protects families The 112th General Assembly ended its first session May 5 following passage of landmark legislation that supports Tennessee families, strengthens the economy, increases access to health care, reforms criminal justice, protects the Second Amendment and makes historic investments…

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