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State Rep. Lowell Russell and State Rep. Mark Cochran announce $20.2 million for local broadband expansion projects

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Rep. Lowell Russell, R-Vonore, and State Rep. Mark Cochran, R-Englewood, today announced $20.2 million has been awarded in broadband expansion grants that include Loudon, McMinn and Monroe counties. The grants were made available by utilizing a portion of Tennessee’s American Rescue Plan funding from the federal government. The counties will receive…

REPRESENTATIVE COCHRAN, SENATOR BELL APPLAUD PROPOSED FUNDING FOR MCMINN HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Representative Mark Cochran (R-Englewood) and State Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville) today applauded Governor Lee for his $14.2 million funding proposal for the McMinn County Higher Education Center, which was unveiled as part of the proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget during the State of the State Address on Monday. Both Cochran and Bell have…

Representative Cochran Supports $2.8 Million In Broadband Grants For McMinn & Monroe Counties

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Mark Cochran (R-Englewood) today announced he has helped secure a Broadband Accessibility Grant totaling approximately $1.5 million for Tellico Telephone Company, Inc. to expand broadband access in Monroe County.  Additionally, Cochran supported efforts to secure a $1.3 million Broadband Accessibility Grant for the Volunteer Energy Cooperative  to increase broadband services in McMinn County. These…

House Passes Legislation Recognizing The Sanctity Of Life

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Representative Mark Cochran’s (R-Englewood) legislation, House Bill 966, passed the House of Representatives on Monday night with strong bipartisan support. It requires the Department of Health (DOH) to develop a commemorative certificate of  birth. The legislation also requires DOH to make the appropriate form available on the Department’s website. “My hope is that this…

Governor Lee Signs Legislation Co-Sponsored By State Representative Mark Cochran Tossing Gym Tax

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has signed an initiative co-sponsored by State Representative Mark Cochran (R-Englewood) that tosses the amusement tax on small gyms. House Bill 1138 eliminates the amusement tax on small gyms, fitness studios, and similar entities across Tennessee. It levels the playing field for these facilities so they can compete against their larger…

Rep. Mark Cochran announces reelection bid for District 23 State House seat

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Rep. Mark Cochran (R-Englewood) today announced he is seeking reelection to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2020. “It has been an incredible honor serving the citizens of District 23, and I will never stop fighting for additional resources to support our citizens and our communities,” said Cochran. “I pledge to continue to…

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