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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…

State Rep. Kelly Keisling’s Capitol Hill Review

Tennessee General Assembly passes $39.45 billion budget  This week in Nashville, both the House and Senate approved a $39.45 billion budget that addresses the unexpected revenue shortfalls caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in Tennessee. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021 budget reduces the size of government through common sense reductions and cuts totaling $1.5 billion over…

State Rep. Kelly Keisling’s Capitol Hill Review

House passes pro-life abortion reversal legislation   Recently in Nashville, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed pro-life abortion reversal legislation by a 77-22 vote. House Bill 2568 requires facilities where 50 or more abortions are performed each year to post a sign informing chemical abortion patients that their procedure is reversible after the first dose of…

State Rep. Kelly Keisling’s Capitol Hill Review

House resumes legislative session following 10-week recess caused by Covid-19 The Tennessee General Assembly officially returned to the House chamber following a 10-week recess caused by the Covid-19 pandemic this week. Floor sessions resumed inside the Capitol with certain safety measures in place to allow for a limited amount of the general public to attend proceedings.…

State Rep. Kelly Keisling announces fire safety grants for Scott and Clay counties

Rep. Kelly Keisling announces fire safety grants for Scott and Clay Counties NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Rep. Kelly Keisling, R-Byrdstown today announced Clay and Scott County volunteer fire departments would receive more than $82,000 for fire safety grants. The grants are awarded through the Volunteer Firefighter Equipment and Training Grant Program, created by legislation overseen by Gov.…

State Rep. Kelly Keisling’s Capitol Hill Review

Covid-19 testing increases as new tests become available The state of Tennessee continues to make considerable progress increasing the number of Covid-19 tests being performed across our state. As of Friday morning, 59,849 Tennesseans have been tested, with 55,215 negative test results and 4,634 positive tests. This week, the state received 120 Covid-19 rapid result tests.…

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