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Tennessee lawmakers take 6 nominations to Governor Lee’s state board of education

March 19 – NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Senate has approved a bill stripping Governor Bill Lee of his sole power to appoint members to the State Board of Education, ceding two-thirds of the nine nominations to House and Senate Speakers. The measure, which had previously passed the House as the 1838 bill, was approved by the GOP-led Senate in a ...

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Tennessee expands employee protections over COVID-19 vaccination mandates – Jobs & HR

United States: Tennessee expands employee protections over COVID-19 vaccination mandates March 18, 2022 Proskauer Rose LLP To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has signed into law a bill that expands protections for employees subject to employer COVID-19 vaccination mandates. The ...

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Tennessee GOP uses Texas as model, introduces anti-abortion bill

Nashville, Tennessee. Despite having already enacted one of the toughest abortion bans in the United States, Republicans in Tennessee on Tuesday began proposing another anti-abortion measure strategically drafted to avoid challenges in federal courts. The proposal is almost a direct copy of legislation currently enacted in Texas, which not only prohibits doctors from performing abortions before most people know they ...

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‘Age-appropriate’ school library bill heads to TN governor’s office

Marta W. Aldrich The Tennessee Legislature sends a school library bill to Governor Bill Lee’s office to review library materials for “age appropriateness”. Along partisan lines, the GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted 73 to 21 Monday night to approve the Republican governor‘s proposal after the measure was swiftly passed by the Senate last month. The legislation would require each public ...

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Why state laws have local leaders fearing the next pandemic | Best States

As local mask mandates quickly fall by the wayside, public health officials worry that restrictions placed on them during the pandemic by state officials could hamper future efforts to contain the next virus to hit the America. A case in point is Tennessee, where the state passed a law last year that bans mask mandates in public buildings and schools ...

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Florida isn’t the only state to pass legislation that could be harmful to LGBTQ students | national

Just over two months into the new year, lawmakers in dozens of states have introduced a slew of bills that could limit the rights of LGBTQ Americans. The proposals range from banning teaching about gender identity in the classroom to restricting access to gender-affirming health care and excluding transgender youth from school sports. Tuesday, the Florida Senate passed the controversial ...

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Governor dodges questions about charter schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – Should children in Tennessee be taught that civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination are a bad thing? On Wednesday, Governor Bill Lee dodged those questions. This follows a NewsChannel 5 investigation of a college in Michigan that Lee personally urged to start charter schools across Tennessee. This survey revealed that Hillsdale College’s 1776 curriculum is rewriting the ...

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Breweries partner with Tennessee farmers to create local beers

axios on facebookAxios on TwitterAxios on LinkedInAxios by email Illustration: Aida Amer/Axios Local Tennessee breweries are collaborating with the state Department of Agriculture on a farm-to-tap initiative that connects volunteer farmers across the state with beer makers. Why is this important: The goal is to build a pipeline of locally grown ingredients for use in beers made in Tennessee. And ...

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Composite decking and railing manufacturer will create more than 300 jobs in Tennessee

Welcome to Thomas Insights – every day we post the latest news and analysis to keep our readers up to date with what’s happening in the industry. Sign up here to get the day’s top stories straight to your inbox. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced that Fiberon would introduce manufacturing and distribution operations to Columbia in ...

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Senate Approves Residency Requirements for US House Candidates | Tennessee News

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Just weeks after finalizing Tennessee’s new congressional boundaries, GOP lawmakers are now considering a possible residency requirement for U.S. House Republican and Democratic hopefuls seeking the nomination of their political party later this year. The GOP-controlled Senate on Monday advanced legislation requiring candidates for the U.S. House and Senate to meet ...

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Tennessee lawmakers introduce another reform that could be seen as a model for other states to follow

Tennessee State Capitol Getty NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee is a state where, despite an already relatively low tax burden and no state income tax, lawmakers have continued to find new ways to improve the tax code in recent years, with reforms that provide additional relief to individuals, families and employers. New legislation recently introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly, if ...

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Four Takeouts from the University of Tennessee State Address

Expansion and innovation were on the minds of University of Tennessee leaders when they delivered the State of the System University address on Wednesday. Leaders focused on the university’s accomplishments in 2021: a new campus, rising enrollment trend, new research opportunities and more. But there were few details about what the directors want to achieve next, in the short and ...

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Family of 12-year-old TN boy killed by stray bullet calls on lawmakers to review unlicensed transportation and tackle gang violence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — This was a call for lawmakers to do something — anything to prevent another tragic child shooting death from happening again. Artemis Rayford, 12, was killed on Christmas morning when a stray bullet flew through his house and hit him while he was playing with his gifts. Artemis had Christmas morning circled on his calendar and ...

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The wheels are in motion to repave Foothills Parkway

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park received its first funding under the Great American Outdoors Act championed by the former US senator. Alexander Lamarand they will be used to repave Foothills Parkway West in Blount County. The park received $31 million to rehabilitate the 17-mile road between Lake Chilhowee and Walland. Some full lane closures will take place beginning March ...

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee plans to make places of worship safer

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee wants to make places of worship safer. Faith leaders say the idea sounds appealing, but there are some caveats. Lee announced during his state of the state address on Jan. 31 that he was tasking the Department of Safety and Homeland Security with developing a plan to enhance security at places of worship. Religious leaders said ...

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It’s time for the governor to go back to school – Tennessee Lookout

Memo to Governor Bill Lee and staff: Read your sources before citing them in a state of the state address. The governor, invoking President Ronald Reagan, called on Tennessee students to be “informed patriots” during his recent state of the state, saying it’s important “we teach real American history, unbiased and apolitical. And he noted approvingly, “The Fordham Institute recently ...

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Governor voices support for small Oak Ridge nuclear reactor

In his State of the State Address, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee spoke of his desire to revive a project at Oak Ridge, the Clinch River site, for a small modular reactor fleet. “We are working directly with TVA to formalize a long-term strategy so that the Clinch River site can be part of America’s diet,” Lee said. “If we’re going ...

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Tennessee enacts new state legislative districts – Ballotpedia News

Tennessee enacted new state legislative districts on Feb. 6, 2022, when Governor Bill Lee (R) signed a proposal approved by both legislative houses. The maps will go into effect for the 2022 Tennessee state legislature elections. The Senate ad hoc committee released a proposed map of the Senate district on January 13. On January 18, the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended ...

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Educating through COVID: From New York’s declining enrollment to Tennessee’s bid to boost school spending by a billion dollars, 9 ways states are coping with the crisis

register here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Donate here to support The 74’s independent journalism. A recently released report by Unicef, UNESCO and the World Bank paints a grim picture of education progress across the globe, with student achievement hampered by school closures amid the COVID pandemic -19. According to the report, disruptions associated with virtual learning have affected more ...

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Tennessee governor signs bill for congressional map giving GOP big advantage

RState Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee has signed legislation establishing a congressional map that favors Republicans in the state. Lee signed SB 781 effective Sunday, according to Bloomberg Government. The map is expected to give Republicans an advantage in eight of Tennessee’s nine congressional districts, which will prevent some incumbent Democrats from running for re-election. “Today I am announcing that ...

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Bill would return the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest to the Confederate group

A Tennessee senator wants to transfer the infamous bust of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the state’s first Ku Klux Klan leaders, to the sons of Confederate veterans. Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, introduced a bill this week to transfer the bust to the headquarters of Confederate veterans’ sons in Columbia, Tenne. The Confederate group commissioned and donated the ...

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The payout: Online sports betting takes off and pays off in Tennessee

For Tina Hodges, and for the State of Tennessee, the bet seems to have paid off. Hodges is the president of Action 24/7, the only Tennessee-based online sports betting option among the state’s nine gambling partners, and a startup that takes on some of the biggest names in the gambling industry. Game. Approved by the state legislature in 2019 and ...

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Tennessee proposes moving 3 schools from Memphis due to potential flooding

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is proposing to relocate three schools from Memphis due to the possibility of flooding, a school building change not currently part of a new facilities plan. Schools in Memphis-Shelby County was unveiled last spring and started in earnest during a recent round of council votes on school closures, mergers, school building additions and HVAC upgrades. Inspired ...

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Opinion: Will Governor Bill Lee tout Tennessee’s ‘freedom’ to spread COVID more freely?

On Monday evening, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will deliver his fourth State of the State Address to the General Assembly and Tennessee. “I look forward to sharing my vision for Tennessee, including my budget and legislative priorities for the year,” Governor Lee said in a press release announcing the event. “Tennessee is showing the rest of the country that America ...

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Governor Lee and Commissioner Rolfe announce that Fiberon will establish operations in Maury County

Composite decking, railing and cladding company to create 310 new jobs in Colombia NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Fiberon officials announced today that the company will establish new manufacturing and distribution operations in Columbia, Tennessee. . Fiberon, a subsidiary of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., will create ...

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Lawmakers revisit school vouchers related to COVID-19 – Tennessee Lookout

Three years after a school voucher bill crippled the Legislative Assembly, lawmakers are being asked to choose sides again, but this time with COVID-19 as the primary factor. With dozens of school districts across the state asking the Department of Education for permission to offer virtual classes in the event of omicron’s surge, lawmakers will be pressured to choose between ...

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Maury County, Tennessee, Elections 2022: Voter’s Guide to Columbia

This year marks a transition point for Maury County as many elected community positions, including county mayor, county commissioners and odd-numbered school board seats, will once again be on the ballot when of the 2022 elections. County general elections held on August 4 and city and state elections on November 8, including seats for city mayor, state officials and governor, ...

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Adoption agency won’t help Tennessee couple because they’re Jewish

A Knoxville couple are suing the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, claiming a state-sponsored Christian adoption agency refused to help them because they are Jewish. This is the first state lawsuit to challenge a new law which allows religious adoption agencies to deny service to families whose religious or moral beliefs do not align with those of the provider, the ...

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2022 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Stewardship process begins | Sunday stories

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation invites Tennessee residents to submit nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Stewardship. “We are proud to recognize organizations that stand out in protecting our precious natural resources in Tennessee,” Governor Bill Lee said. “These awards honor those who go above and beyond to responsibly protect and preserve Tennessee’s beauty ...

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Tennessee Schools Just Learned ‘Immediately Necessary’ COVID Isolation Guidelines Signed Dec. 22 | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) released new rules on COVID-19 quarantine and isolation on Dec. 22, six weeks after a new one took effect. COVID law that has confused school systems and others — but many school systems just learned of the new rule this week. New guidelines were put in place as students ...

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University of Memphis cancels grant for social justice program

The University of Memphis canceled a recent grant for its social justice program, formed in August 2020, after Governor Bill Lee expressed concerns about the latest initiative, according to a statement from the governor’s office. The program has 14 groups focused on improving educational outcomes for students of color, retain the faculty of color and improving pay equity, as well ...

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Tennessee releases draft new school funding formula for public review

The draft framework comes as lawmakers began a new legislative session on Tuesday. Governor Bill Lee said it was “very possible” to come up with a new formula for lawmakers. The state is now seeking public comment on the framework until Jan. 18. To comment, email the Tennessee Department of Education at [email protected] A potential new school funding formula would ...

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Governor Lee announces appointees to major boards and commissions

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced appointments to a series of key boards and commissions. “Tennessee’s success depends on engaged citizens, and I’m proud to announce these people who will ensure our state continues to thrive,” Governor Lee said. “I salute their leadership and willingness to serve.” The appointees will fulfill a variety of roles to ensure ...

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University cancels plan to pay professors to create CRT programs

The University of Memphis has dropped plans for a social justice program that allegedly paid some professors $ 3,000 to add critical race theory principles to their programs, according to a new report. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee told the Washington Free Beacon that he contacted the public university after reading reports about the program, which would have encouraged the addition ...

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Strengthening Manufacturing in Tennessee

[ad_1] Washington DC – Tennessee manufacturers rely on semiconductors to support local and global supply chains. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation recently advanced my legislation with Senator Peters to encourage local economic development, identify resource gaps, and address the challenges Tennessee businesses face as they recover. . Strengthening manufacturing in Tennessee The supply chain crisis resulting from ...

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Lawmakers Tackle Budget, Taxes and School Funding

[ad_1] The Tennessee General Assembly will meet again at noon on January 11. Below are several topics that will be reviewed. Budget The budget is always a priority issue, but it will be especially important given the strong tax collections, excess revenue and the flow of federal stimulus funds into Tennessee. The state is in the best financial position in ...

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Tennessee’s Bill Dance Signature Lakes Initiative Announced | Sports

[ad_1] Nashville – Governor Bill Lee and fishing icon Bill Dance announced a new initiative to improve and enhance Tennessee lakes, increase visitor numbers and honor Dance’s legacy with the creation of Bill Dance Signature Lakes. TWRA and the State of Tennessee will invest $ 15 million in above and below water improvements in 18 lakes that bear the Dance ...

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Morning fire completely destroys abortion clinic in Tennessee

[ad_1] Knoxville Fire Department A Planned Parenthood clinic in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a “total loss” after a devastating fire broke out early on New Year’s Eve, according to local officials. The clinic, which offers abortions, was burned down around 6:30 a.m., the Knoxville Fire Department said in a 9:30 a.m. statement. “Upon arrival, the companies found a large, one-story commercial ...

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Can Tennessee School Districts Be Far Away During COVID-19 Peaks?

[ad_1] Coronavirus cases are again due to omicron variant, which has raised concerns about the spread of the deadly virus in public schools. But are schools allowed to switch to distance education? The answer is complicated. Under current guidelines, classrooms or individual schools can temporarily switch to distance learning for up to seven days, but school districts cannot. Classrooms and ...

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Tennessee Voices with Victor Evans, Executive Director of TennesseeCAN

[ad_1] David Plazas is the Opinion and Engagement Director for USA TODAY Network Tennessee. The subject of public education elicits a wide range of emotions and ideas about whether it is working, whether it is receiving enough money, and whether the money is being invested in the right way. Recently, Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education agreed ...

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and fisherman Bill Dance announce Bill Dance Signature Lakes initiative

[ad_1] Nashville, Tennessee – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and fishing icon Bill Dance have announced a new initiative to enhance and showcase the lakes of Tennessee, increase visitation and honor Dance’s legacy with the creation of Iconic lakes from Bill Dance. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and the State of Tennessee to invest $ 15 million in above and ...

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Panel appeals to two appeals judges and Associate Solicitor General for consideration by Governor Bill Lee

[ad_1] The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments Thursday appointed two Tennessee appeals judges and the state’s deputy solicitor general for consideration to fill a vacant seat on the Tennessee Supreme Court. Tennessee Court of Appeal Judge Kristi Davis, Associate General Counsel Sarah Campbell and Court of Appeals Judge William Neal McBrayer were appointed after a two-day interview process with nine ...

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Governor Lee authorizes deployment of Tennessee Guard to southern border as drug crisis escalates

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee authorized the dispatch of additional Tennessee National Guard support to the southern United States border in early 2022 to curb a growing drug crisis. “An open border has far-reaching consequences that fuel a drug crisis impacting both our national security and the safety of our state,” Governor Lee said. “I have ...

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Area lawmakers speak out for Medicaid expansion

[ad_1] “Not expanding Medicaid is the worst mistake Tennessee has made in modern history,” said Tennessee Representative Gloria Johnson, retired educator and Democrat who represents House District 13 in Knox County. She said a federal law would allow the state to extend Medicaid free of charge for 10 years as she answered questions in a recent online forum sponsored by ...

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130 volunteers removed 34,500 pounds of waste in October, Smashing River group’s goal of eliminating 125,000 pounds in 1 year

[ad_1] A total of 134 volunteers participated in six river cleanups organized by Keep the Tennessee River Beau, helping to shed 34,481 lbs. of waste from Tennessee and Cumberland rivers in October. The month was declared by four governors and four mayors to be “Keep the Beautiful month of the Tennessee River watershed. ‘ “Last month’s success is a testament ...

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Tennessee Disability Coalition opposes new state mask law

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – The Tennessee Disability Coalition opposes the new Omnibus law passed by the state legislature. A spokesperson for TDC said it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Despite promises that change could come, some families in Tennessee fear it will impact children with disabilities. Without Tristan Hart’s high school photography program, his new hobby probably would ...

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TN governor pushes “Right to Work” amendment; Union leaders say his decision to keep cheap labor

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – The so-called “Right to Work” amendment will be on the ballot next November. The push led by leading Republicans will take what is already state law and enshrine it in the state constitution if voters approve it. Union leaders say this is another attempt to keep wages low and consolidate Tennessee as a state at ...

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee hires out-of-state cops regardless of vaccinations: NPR

[ad_1] Tennessee Governor Bill Lee speaks to reporters on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. He posted a video Wednesday urging law enforcement officers across the country to join the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Mark Humphrey / AP hide caption toggle legend Mark Humphrey / AP Tennessee Governor Bill Lee speaks to reporters on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in Nashville, ...

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Don’t like money orders? Come Work in Tennessee, Governor Says | WJHL

[ad_1] TENNESSEE (WATE) – In a video shared Wednesday afternoon, Governor Bill Lee asked law enforcement officers on the west and east coasts to apply to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The call is specifically addressed to skilled law enforcement agencies that leave states with restrictive mandates, according to a press release. He calls on officers in New York and MPs ...

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New TN GOP laws limit 6 independent health boards COVID-19 Mitigation

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Major cities across the state of Tennessee are trying to figure out how to respond to new COVID laws passed in a special session this weekend. The GOP qualified majority has targeted leading independent health councils to prevent them from implementing COVID mitigation strategies. ‘Unprecedented’ and ‘Dangerous’ TN COVID Laws Metro Council writes in letter ...

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Thursday Special Session Bills – Tennessee Lookout

[ad_1] A sweeping series of measures designed to curb local dissent over state COVID policies, and to verify the governor’s emergency powers, easily made their way through the hearings of the Republican-dominated committee in the specially called legislative session. Thursday. They include tough new penalties for members of locally elected school boards who defy executive orders and a mechanism for ...

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Tennessee lawmakers caved in to session on COVID-19 restrictions

[ad_1] As the Tennessee legislature prepares for the special session to reduce COVID-19 restrictions, Republican lawmakers want a wide range of goals to be met. Among the nearly 100 bills tabled Wednesday afternoon, some seek punitive measures against companies with mask or vaccine mandates, while others aim to ban mask warrants in schools. Range :Lawmakers want to restrict schools, businesses ...

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Tennessee Approves $ 884 Million in Funding, Creates Board of Directors for $ 6 Billion Ford Project

[ad_1] The Tennessee Legislature ended its special session on Ford’s $ 5.6 billion electric truck project on Wednesday by approving $ 884 million in spending and the creation of a Megasite Authority of West Tennessee board of directors to oversee operations. “This is the largest economic investment in rural Tennessee history,” Governor Bill Lee said. “… More importantly, this is ...

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Did you quit your job for a vaccine? You can claim unemployment

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – A new bill from GOP State Representative Rusty Grills wants to offer unemployment benefits to those who have resigned or been fired for their company’s vaccination mandate. Grills, which represents District 77, introduced HB 8003 on Monday and, as the bill states, the aim is to ensure that a vaccine does not hamper benefits for ...

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Governor Lee Says Education Key to Fight for Hiring | WJHL

[ad_1] JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee (WJHL) – The U.S. Department of Labor shows unemployment claims have fallen to their lowest level since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet businesses across the country and the volunteer state continue to struggle to hire employees. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports that there are more than 500,000 jobs available in ...

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Tennessee GOP lawmaker criticizes colleagues for supporting commercial vaccine mandates

[ad_1] Republican Tennessee lawmaker calls other members of the General Assembly “medical Nazis” for supporting the right of private companies to impose COVID-19 vaccinations on employees – a right some Republican leaders have hoped for keep intact. Representative Bruce Griffey, R-Paris, ruled those mandates discriminatory and urged lawmakers on Tuesday to remove the power from business owners to require employees ...

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Governor Bill Lee to Visit Johnson City for Disability Employment Awareness Month | WJHL

[ad_1] JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee (WJHL) – October marks Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Governor Bill Lee will stop in Johnson City on Thursday for an update on the city’s employment report , according to a statement from the governor’s office. Lee’s tour will start from Basic Northeastern Tennessee Services at 1:45 p.m., where he will meet with people who have ...

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Senator Art Swann of Maryville supports special session on COVID-19 regulation | New

[ad_1] State Senator Art Swann (R-Maryville) fully supports a special session of the Tennessee legislature aimed at curbing COVID-19 regulations. The special session has been pushed by Republicans in Tennessee for weeks as the Biden administration seeks to institute COVID-19 vaccine mandates “covering workers at large companies, healthcare employers, and employees and contractors federal, “according to Politico. Swann presented the ...

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program for the benefit of volunteer firefighters in place | Local News

[ad_1] A new program created to support Tennessee volunteer firefighters was highlighted by the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office in a press release. The volunteer education incentive program was detailed during Fire Prevention Week, which began Sunday and continues through Saturday. The VEIP program was adopted in the previous legislative session by ...

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Phil Roe Appointed to Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee

[ad_1] Clarksville, Tennessee – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee recently appointed Dr. Phil Roe, a retired U.S. Congressman who represented Tennessee’s First District, to serve on the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Board of Trustees . He will occupy a seat that opened earlier this year when General Gary Luck resigned following his move to Florida. “Dr. Roe, both as an ...

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TN Lawmaker Calls on FBI to Investigate Violence Against Teachers and Education Officials | WJHL

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Due to a worrying spike in harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers and staff, the Department of Justice has said he was committing new resources to eradicate it. Tennessee has been the center of national news at times during the pandemic. As students returned to in-person learning with envisioned ...

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Whistleblower documents raise new concerns over DCS

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – Social workers at the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services have so many cases that some don’t see the kids once a month – as DCS policy requires. A whistleblower provided data to NewsChannel 5 survey which shows a trend that a legislator describes as terrifying. The documents show incredibly high workloads for social workers in ...

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New Tennessee license plate revealed

[ad_1] TN.gov NASHVILLE, TN (Press Release) – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has unveiled the next state standard license plate chosen by the Tennessee in a statewide vote. “In our 225th year of statehood, we invited the people of Tennessee to vote and help select the state’s next license plate,” Governor Lee said. “I am proud to announce the winning design ...

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Tennessee Gives 10% Boost to Child Care Providers Serving Low-Income Children and Families

[ad_1] NASHVILLE – Tennessee Child Care Providers See 10% Increase in Payment Rates for Children with Enrolled Families and Meet Requirements for State Assistance Programs for Low-Income Families . Officials from the Department of Social Services said it was a step to help parents and caregivers better balance their lives while raising a family and keeping a job. The increase, ...

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Governor Bill Lee meets with conservative Latino group at panel discussion during Hispanic Heritage Month

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – Governor Bill Lee met with Hispanic and Latino leaders in Tennessee on Monday for a panel discussion on business, life and the American dream. Latinos in Tennessee say time spent with the governor allowed for “substantive conversation” during National Hispanic Heritage Month. The conservative nonprofit group previously presented Governor Lee with its “Premio Libertad Award” ...

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Governor Lee Convenes Special Session for Tennessee General Assembly on Historic Ford Investment

[ad_1] Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 3:40 p.m. NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee called for the Tennessee General Assembly to meet on Monday, October 18, 2021 for a special session dedicated to the financing, development and oversight of the $ 5.6 billion Ford Motor Company history. investment at the Memphis Regional Megasite. “Our partnership with Ford and ...

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Editorial: Withdrawal order must be canceled | Editorials

[ad_1] It is difficult to understand the reasoning of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee for giving parents the option of refusing their children to wear a mask that helps protect them and other children from the ravages of COVID. Luckily for these kids, a third federal judge in a week blocked Lee’s order even as the US Department of Education announced ...

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He promised and boy did he keep it

[ad_1] Governor Lee has given West Tennessee a huge opportunity for economic growth with Ford’s new manufacturing plant. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – In tonight’s ransom note: I’ve been criticizing Governor Bill Lee a lot lately, but he scored a big blow on Tuesday. Since his first campaign stoppage years ago on this side of the state, he has vowed to start ...

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Doctors fight back against governor’s COVID policies – Tennessee Lookout

[ad_1] Doctors across the state, including a member of Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 advisory committee, challenge his COVID-19 policies and applaud three court rulings to overturn his executive order allowing parents to step down from school mask warrants . Dr. Erica Kaye, pediatrician, oncologist and palliative care physician at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, wrote a letter to ...

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Tennessee Electric Vehicle Investments Lead Southeastern United States

[ad_1] Ford Motor Company announces Monday the creation of a huge industrial campus in Jackson marked the biggest – but not the first – major investment in the electric vehicle industry in Tennessee. The state, after all, Southeastern US leader in electric vehicle manufacturing. As of 2013, Tennessee is home to more than 152,000 electric vehicles and more than $ ...

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Lee’s mask removal order blocked in Williamson, Franklin districts

[ad_1] Schools in Williamson County and Franklin Special will be able to apply mask warrants under a ruling by a federal judge in Nashville on Friday. U.S. District Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr. issued the order in the afternoon, blocking Gov. Bill Lee‘s executive order allowing parents to remove their children from the district’s mask warrants. The judge’s ruling is ...

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Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark Dies at 71

[ad_1] Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark, who held the post for 16 years and was the second woman to serve as the court’s chief justice, has died of cancer. She was 71 years old. The Tennessee Supreme Court announced his death on Friday morning. Clark, known as Connie, was appointed to the state’s Supreme Court in 2005 by former ...

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COVID cases in Tennessee decline, but deaths rise sharply

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Tennessee is seeing a decrease in COVID-19 cases as the delta variant decreases in the state. However, deaths continue to rise and doctors are now warning people not to let their guard down. The death toll is rising after several weeks of highly positive COVID cases in Tennessee. “The trend of deaths will hopefully reverse, ...

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Summer camps to tackle learning loss work

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – The learning loss caused by the pandemic is something central state school districts are trying to address. New data reveals that Tennessee’s investment of more than $ 160 million in college summer camps to solve the problem is working, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Education. The Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student ...

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THP Trooper Aaron Rumford recalled at Governor Lee’s funeral

[ad_1] Tennessee Highway Patrol Soldier Aaron Rumford is remembered at his funeral Wednesday as a man focused on service, family and his Christian faith. Rumford, passed away on September 13, was a member of the THP Executive Protection Unit, which provides security for the governor. Governor Bill Lee spoke at the funeral, saying the 29-year-old native of Dickson County was ...

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