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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,…

General Assembly reconvenes for 61st extraordinary session

This week, the General Assembly reconvened in Nashville for the 61st Extraordinary Session in Tennessee history. As part of this historic special session, four new committees were created so that every House member had the opportunity to work on the three issues that comprised Governor Lee’s call for the session. These panels focused on setting new standards…

Rep. John Crawford announces Career and Technical Education grant for Bristol City Schools

NASHVILLE, TN— State Rep. John Crawford, R-Bristol/Kingsport, today announced Bristol City Schools will receive a $50,000 Perkins Reserve Grant to expand career and technical education. The district will also receive a Regional Career Pathways Award of $118,727 to implement regionally focused secondary and post-secondary partnerships. The Tennessee Department of Education on Wednesday announced the U.S. Department of Education has approved the state’s…

Criminal Justice Subcommittee Approves Rep. Timothy Hill’s, John Crawford’s & Bud Hulsey’s Evelyn’s Law Legislatio

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Members of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee this week advanced a measure sponsored by Rep. Timothy Hill (R-Blountville), State Rep. John Crawford (R-Kingsport), and State Rep. Bud Hulsey (R-Kingsport) that increases penalties against parents or guardians who fail to expediently report a missing child to law enforcement or the appropriate agency. Known as…

State Representative John Crawford’s Weekly Wrap

Republican-Led Initiative To Expand Access To Vocational & Technical Training Passes House On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 949, also known as the GIVE Act, to expand access to vocational and technical training for Tennessee students by a 92-0 vote. One of Governor Lee’s first initiatives, this legislation is a two-pronged approach that utilizes…

State Representative John Crawford’s Weekly Wrap

Republican-Led Initiative To Secure Our Tennessee Schools Passes House This week, Republican lawmakers passed House Bill 947, which will help secure our Tennessee schools and provide additional safety resources to protect our future leaders. The initiative proposes a $30 million investment for the school safety grant fund and additional changes to existing law to prioritize the distribution…

Representative John Crawford’s Weekly Wrap

House Republicans Focus On Education This week, House Republicans continued their commitment to Tennessee’s future leaders so they are better prepared for success. This commitment includes an $11.3 billion total investment for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Additionally, $6.5 billion will directly benefit K-12 education in our public schools. Our K-12 investment allocates $71 million in teacher…

State Representative John Crawford’s Weekly Wrap

House Republicans Applaud Governor Lee’s State Of The State Address This week, House Republicans gathered in the Capitol to hear Governor Bill Lee’s first State of the State Address. During his remarks, the Governor presented his budget priorities, which emphasized continued improvements in Tennessee’s education system, overhauling our criminal justice system, and improving access and the…

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