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Harwell leads House to hold teachers harmless for testing data

NASHVILLE - As the 110th General Assembly began to wrap up its business for the year yesterday, Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) and the House of Representatives fought for a last-minute provision in an education bill to hold teachers completely harmless for the student achievement data generated from the 2017-2018 TNReady assessments. "I am proud we were…

Speaker Beth Harwell, Representative Jeremy Faison Request Comptroller Review Of TNReady Contracts

(NASHVILLE) — Under the direction of House Speaker Beth Harwell (R–Nashville), State Representative Jeremy Faison (R–Cosby) has officially requested a review by the Tennessee Comptroller related to recent testing issues of the TNReady school assessments. The request follows several days of problems tied to TNReady’s online testing platform, the most significant of which occurred on Tuesday…

Measure Sponsored By Representative Faison Removing Barriers For Those Seeking Fresh Start Passes In House

Speaker Beth Harwell cosponsors legislation promoting employment and reducing recidivism (NASHVILLE) — House members have unanimously approved legislation sponsored by State Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) and cosponsored by Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) removing barriers for Tennesseans who are seeking a fresh start in life. House Bill 2248 — also known as the Fresh Start…

House Leadership Welcomes Representative Jerome Moon To Republican Caucus

Moon receives committee appointments from House Speaker Beth Harwell (NASHVILLE) — Recently, the House of Representatives officially gaveled into session, marking the beginning of the second half of the 110th General Assembly in Tennessee. As part of the opening week ceremonies, State Representative Jerome Moon (R–Maryville) officially joined his colleagues in the House and was selected to serve on three…

House Leadership Welcomes Representative Kevin Vaughan To Republican Caucus

Vaughan receives committee appointments from House Speaker Beth Harwell (NASHVILLE) — Recently, the House of Representatives officially gaveled into session, marking the beginning of the second half of the 110th General Assembly in Tennessee. As part of the opening week ceremonies, State Representative Kevin Vaughan (R–Collierville) officially joined his colleagues in the House and was selected to serve on three…

State Representative Mike Sparks Appointed Vice-Chair Of Calendar & Rules Committee By Speaker Harwell

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) has been appointed Vice-Chair of the House Calendar & Rules Committee by Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville). 2018 marks his eighth year in the Tennessee General Assembly. As Vice-Chair of the House Calendar & Rules Committee, Representative Sparks and his fellow committee members will schedule bills for consideration on…

Representative John Holsclaw Appointed Chairman Of Business & Utilities Subcommittee By Speaker Harwell

(NASHVILLE) — This week, State Representative John Holsclaw (R-Elizabethton) was appointed Chairman of the House Business & Utilities Subcommittee by Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville). Holsclaw — who is in his fourth year serving the residents of District 4 — is also currently a member of the House Business & Utilities Committee. This group of…

Speaker Harwell Appoints Representative Howell To Ocoee River Recreation & Economic Development Board

Board will oversee future investments made to preserve the treasured Ocoee River and maintain economic growth (NASHVILLE) — Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville)  today appointed State Representative Dan Howell (R-Georgetown) to the Ocoee River Recreation & Economic Development Fund Board. The board was created with the passage of House Bill 74 sponsored by Howell during the 2017 legislative session. This…

Harwell appoints Mayor Jill Holland to the Emergency Communications Board

NASHVILLE – Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) today announced the appointment of Jill Holland to the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board. Holland is the Mayor of McKenzie, Tennessee. “Mayor Holland is uniquely qualified to serve on the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board, and I believe the board will benefit from her voice and expertise,” said Speaker Harwell. “I am…

Speaker Harwell, Northeast Tennessee House Members Advocate for Aerospace Park Project

NASHVILLE – Speaker of the Tennessee House Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) today sent a letter to the members of the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission urging them to seriously consider the Tri-Cities Airport’s Aerospace Park project for a major grant from the state. Speaker Harwell toured the site recently and believes the project will give the region a…

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