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State Rep. Michele Carringer’s Capitol Hill Review

House Republicans pass historic criminal justice reform The Tennessee House of Representatives approved two major criminal justice reform bills this week in Nashville.  Both are proposals from Gov. Bill Lee’s legislative package and are part of his efforts to reform criminal justice in Tennessee. The bills reflect changes recommended by the Tennessee Criminal Justice Reinvestment…

General Assembly approves CTE legislation to prepare students for high-skill, high-wage jobs

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee General Assembly has approved legislation sponsored by State Rep. Tim Hicks, R-Gray, and State Sen. Rusty Crowe, R-Johnson City, requiring the Tennessee Department of Education to begin preparing students in middle school grades for a Career Technical Education (CTE) pathway that may align with their career aptitude.  House Bill 1446 introduces…

State Rep. Tim Hicks’ Capitol Hill Reivew

House Republicans make Covid relief tax deductible for business Tennessee businesses will be eligible to receive more pandemic assistance through a bill that will exempt relief funds from state taxes. Republican leaders on Monday night successfully guided unanimous passage of House Bill 776 which exempts Covid-19 relief payments received between March 1, 2020 and Dec. 31,…

Chairman Gary Hicks helps guide $41.8 billion budget through House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 11, 2020 Contact: Jennifer Easton 615-741-5760 jennifer.easton@capitol.tn.gov    NASHVILLE, Tenn. —State Rep. Gary Hicks, R-Rogersville, this week signed the 2021-22 budget bill as newly reappointed chairman of the House Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of the Tennessee General Assembly. As chairman, Hicks will work with Republican leaders to craft a balanced state budget that builds on…

First Weekly Wrap of 2021

January, 22, 2021 House Republicans address education in special session Republicans returned to Nashville on Tuesday to begin a special legislative session on education called by Gov. Bill Lee. In a joint convention of the House and Senate, the governor laid out his legislative initiatives for the lawmakers. In his speech, Lee pointed to learning loss, low literacy…

State Rep. Matthew Hill announces financial meal assistance for Tennessee students

P-EBT program replaces school lunches NASHVILLE,  ​Tenn. – ​State Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, announced financial assistance is available to help families provide food for their children through the Tennessee Department of Human Services. The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer or P-EBT aims to provide financial assistance for school meals missed during the months of March, April, and…

Tennessee state employees endorse Matthew Hill

The Tennessee State Employee Association’s political action committee, Tennessee Employee Action Movement (TEAM-PAC,) announced it has endorsed Matthew Hill for the 7th District seat in the House of Representatives. “Matthew Hill has been there when state employees needed him the most. He really knows how to get the job done for his district and our members.…

Johnson City Firefighters Association 1791 endorses Rep. Matthew Hill in District 7 State House Primary

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, today received an endorsement from the Johnson City Firefighters Association Local 1791 for the Aug. 6th House District 7 Republican primary. According to its Facebook page, the Johnson City Firefighters Association Local 1791 was first organized in 1968 to protect and save the lives and property of the citizens…

National Rifle Association endorses State Rep. Matthew Hill in 7th District State House Primary

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The National Rifle Association (NRA) today announced it has endorsed State Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, in the Republican primary for the Tennessee 7th District State House race on Aug. 6, 2020. Hill has been a strong defender of the second amendment rights for all law abiding Tennesseans throughout his 16 years of service in…

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