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State Rep. John Ragan updates Anderson County construction projects

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– State Rep. John Ragan, R-Oak Ridge, today provided an update on several important highway projects managed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation in Anderson County. More than a dozen construction projects totaling more than $32,000,000 are moving forward which will serve to improve safety and support economic growth. "I’m glad to see we’re making…

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…

State Representative John Ragan Announces Arts Commission Grants For Anderson County

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge) today announced that the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) has awarded seven grants totaling $68,530 to organizations within Anderson County for the 2019 fiscal year. According to the TAC, the grants will support projects that demonstrate creative and innovative arts education programs in community settings or non-traditional school environments, recognize and acknowledge outstanding…

State Representative JohnRagan, Department of Education Announce Critical Growth Funds

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge) and the Tennessee Department of Education announced district growth funding for Clinton City Schools to support education initiatives in the county. Specifically, Clinton County Schools received $95,000. This funding is a direct result of a Republican-led effort by Tennessee General Assembly members to not only fully fund education in…

Representative Ragan, House Health Committee Members Improve Healthcare For Tennesseans In 2017

(NASHVILLE) — During the 2017 legislative session, the House Health Committee — including State Representative John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge) — effectively worked to improve healthcare and the quality of life for citizens across Tennessee. Committee members advanced a total of 62 legislative initiatives in 2017; fifty were signed into law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. These initiatives combat prescription drug abuse, address…

State Representatives Calfee & Ragan Announce Wastewater Construction Loan From TDEC

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Kent Calfee (R-Kingston) and State Representative John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge) announced today that the City of Oak Ridge is one of seven communities to receive low-interest loans from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) for water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects. Specifically, the City of Oak Ridge will receive a…

Representative Ragan Fights To Increase Employment Opportunities For Veterans And Their Families

(NASHVILLE) — Thursday, lawmakers unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Representative John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge) aimed at increasing private employment opportunities for military veterans and their families. House Bill 165 encourages private employers to hire honorably discharged veterans, spouses of a veteran with a service-connected disability, unmarried widows or widowers of veterans who died of service-connected disability,…

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