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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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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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Memphis Parents Take Action for a Quality Education

“It’s important that this work be led by parents, because we’re closest to the problem,” said Dianechia Fields, Memphis Lift’s Chief of Staff. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – There is a lot of talk after Wednesday Memphis-Shelby County Schools“District State. Some celebrate the slight increase in student performance levels, but others say, “how can people celebrate when so many others still need ...

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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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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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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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Lawmaker wants ‘deaf and dumb’ removed from Tennessee code

NASHVILLE, Tenn, (WKRN) — New legislation passed by the House Health Subcommittee aims to use more inclusive language in the state of Tennessee. State Rep. Darren Jernigan introduced House Bill 1670, which calls on Tennessee to replace the term “deaf and dumb” with “deaf or hard of hearing” in the Tennessee Code Annotated, which describes vocabulary used in laws States. ...

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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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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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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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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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Newly expanded to Chattanooga, Project Return is in the second chances business

Each year, Tennessee penitentiaries release nearly 300 people a week who have served their sentences. Nearly half of them are back behind bars within three years, according to the Tennessee Governor’s Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism. Project Return, started in 1979 by two ministers from Nashville, expanded to Chattanooga this fall with support services, vocational training and placement for ...

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

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 below ...

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

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 candidates. ...

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

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 authorized ...

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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

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 to ...

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Launches “Operation Open Road” to Address Supply Chain Problems During Holiday Season

Nashville, Tennessee – Tennessee Governor and Republican Governors’ Public Policy Committee Chairman Bill Lee launched “Operation Open Road,” calling on administration Joe Biden to resolve the supply chain crisis by suspending onerous regulations. Lee, along with 14 other governors, have pledged to take state-level action to help the trucking industry. “Republican governors across the country are committed to doing everything ...

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Governor Lee Launches “Operation Open Road” to Tackle Holiday Supply Chain Problems

NASHVILLE, Tennessee. – Today Tennessee Governor and Chairman of the Republican Governors’ Public Policy Committee Bill Lee launched “Operation Open Road,” calling on the Biden administration to resolve the supply chain crisis by suspending heavy regulations. Lee, along with 14 other governors, have pledged to take state-level action to help the trucking industry. “Republican governors across the country have pledged ...

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Assistant Governor of Tennessee warned new COVID law was illegal

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s office has warned lawmakers that their sprawling bill limiting COVID-19 restrictions would violate federal law that protects people with disabilities and put the state at risk of losing federal funds, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. The Republican-controlled legislature ignored the advice and passed the bill anyway. Less than two ...

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

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, Tennessee. ...

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Tennessee GOP Prime Fees Create Ethical Dilemma For Judge Candidates

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Republican Party’s approval earlier this year of a plan to require candidates for elected federal, state and county positions pay a fee to run in a GOP primary generates a ethical and political heartburn cases for state judges and judicial candidates. Legal angst stems from a Sept. 7 opinion from the state’s judicial ethics committee on ...

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Tennessee faces federal lawsuit over ban on trans athletes

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Two civil rights groups on Thursday filed a challenge in federal court against a Tennessee law that prohibits transgender athletes from participating in public sports in high school or college aligned with their gender identity. The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and Lambda Legal, which defends LGBTQ civil rights, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District ...

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

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 those ...

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

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 alumnus ...

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New Tennessee license plate revealed

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 that ...

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

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” in ...

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Holston Road, first road across the Cumberland Plateau | Editorial

There isn’t much left except a few stories. In the middle of Tennessee, the first road through the Cumberland Plateau was called Holston Road The first road across the Cumberland Plateau connected Fort Southwest Point (on the east side) to Fort Blount (on the west side). It went by several names, including Holston Road, Fort Blount Road, Avery Trace and ...

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

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 SK ...

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Editorial: Withdrawal order must be canceled | Editorials

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 Tennessee ...

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Tennessee Electric Vehicle Investments Lead Southeastern United States

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 $ 6.2 ...

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Federal court bars Tennessee parents from withdrawing from school mask warrants – JURIST – News

The West Division of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee issued a preliminary injunction on Friday to block Tennessee Governor Bill Lee. decree allowing Shelby County parents to opt out of school mask requirements, saying plaintiffs have established evidence that Lee’s order prevents children with health problems from going to school safely security during the ...

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Mask Mandate Hearing Raises “Separate But Equal” Issue for Tennessee Students With Disabilities

Schools can use creative schedules to comply with the Tennessee governor’s order that allows families to opt out of mask warrants in schools while protecting the rights and health of immunocompromised students, the lawyer argued Jim Newsome at a hearing Thursday. Newsome, lawyer for the defendant Gov. Bill lee, was among the parties presenting their cases in a Memphis courtroom ...

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Tennessee National Guard sends aid to Louisiana to rescue hurricanes

Nashville, Tennessee – At the request of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, more than 300 Tennessee National Guardsmen are in Louisiana to help with recovery operations after Hurricane Ida ravaged the south coast on August 29, 2021. The relief force includes soldiers from the 1176th Transport Company, headquartered in Smyrna with two additional detachments in Dresden and Jacksboro. The 1176th carried ...

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Deadly floods in Tennessee

WAVERLY, Tennessee (WKRN) – Heavy rains and storms hit the counties of Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys in Middle Tennessee on Saturday. The Humphreys County’s death toll has now reached 22, according to Humphrey County Sheriff Chris Davis. Twins among dead after catastrophic Waverly flooding, grandmother says Nashville National Weather Service warning coordinator Krissy Hurley confirmed with News 2 that ...

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At least 8 dead in floods in Tennessee

Catastrophic flooding in central Tennessee left at least eight people dead and dozens missing on Saturday as record rainfall swept homes and rural roads, authorities said. Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis told media more than 30 people were missing. The town of McEwen in Humphreys County, located about 50 miles west of Nashville, was hit by 17 inches of rain ...

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Governor Lee declares August 18 Charlie Daniels day

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee officially declared August 18, 2021 Charlie Daniels Day in Volunteer State. The proclamation comes as friends, family and fans prepare to celebrate the late musical icon at Volunteer Jam 2021: A Musical Salute to Charlie Daniels. The star-studded live concert event takes place on August 18 at 7 p.m. at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. “The ...

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Is Governor Lee running for president? | Opinion

Bill Freeman Customer opinion Bill Freeman You may not see his name on any list of potential presidential candidates, but several sources close to Governor Lee say he is 100% sure he will run for the White House in 2024. Even if he does does not succeed. the Oval Office, as vice president, might work – but both require national ...

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Jimmie Cole appointed Assistant Adjutant General of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tennessee –Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Adjutant General of Tennessee, announced today as Brig. General Jimmie Cole will serve as the Assistant Adjutant General of the Tennessee Military Department effective immediately. “The Brick. General Cole did an outstanding job in his previous role as Land Component Commander,” said Holmes. “His many key deployments and assignments have prepared him for this ...

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Governor Lee Releases 2021 TCAP Results Showing Drop in All Subjects and Grades Across Tennessee | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WJHL) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and other heads of state announced the results of Tennessee’s Spring 2021 Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) testing on Monday afternoon. According to Lee, the results indicated that education in the state was negatively affected by COVID-19. You can watch the stream of News Channel 11‘s announcement below: “These results show that COVID-19 ...

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Johnson City bans smoking and vaping in all city parks and playgrounds | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee (WJHL) – A new ordinance is now in effect in Johnson City banning smoking and vaping in city-owned and accessible parks, playgrounds and recreation areas. The decision was passed unanimously by the Johnson City Commission on Thursday. Johnson Town Commission approves Freedom Hall smoking ban and beer ordinances A law recently signed by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee ...

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Tennessee Governor Rejects Youth Vaccination Requests

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (WMC) – The Tennessee governor’s office responds to the controversy that has swirled the Tennessee Department of Health. On Monday, Tennessee’s top immunization official, Dr Michelle Fiscus, said she was fired for sharing factual information with doctors about underage immunizations. “I was given the choice to quit or be fired, and I chose to be fired because I ...

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Becky Magura appointed President and CEO of Nashville Public Television

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (TN Tribune) – Becky Magura has been named president and CEO of Nashville Public Television. Magura will begin her NPT role on September 8. NPT reaches 2.4 million people in the observation area of ​​mid-Tennessee and southern Kentucky. The station is located in one of the most dynamic and growing regions of the country. Magura is currently President ...

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Tennessee offers 10,000 free air travel vouchers to visitors

Tennessee officials really want tourists to come to the state, and they’re offering travel vouchers to encourage a trip to country music country. Travelers who book a two-night stay for the remainder of 2021 could get a $ 250 flight voucher under a $ 2.5 million program included in the state budget. Vouchers are valid for flights to Nashville, Knoxville, ...

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Tennessee National Guard helps 1 million Tennessee get vaccinated

“Older: TRWA Announces Chris Richardson Promoted to Deputy Director Newer: Marsha Blackburn Report: Celebrating Independence Day” July 4, 2021 | Nashville, Tennessee – As of July 1, 2021, the Tennessee National Guard has helped administer more than one million COVID-19 coronavirus vaccinations throughout Tennessee since the start of Operation Warp Speed. Tennessee Soldiers and Airmen worked alongside the Tennessee Department ...

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Curb Records, Mike Curb Foundation sues Tennessee Governor over transgender law

Pavement CURB RECORDS and Founder / Chairman MIKE CURB’S MIKE CURB FOUNDATION have filed a federal complaint TODAY (6/30) against TENNESSEE Governor BILL LEE, challenging a new state law (HB 1182) which the plaintiffs claim , “Obliges companies to publish a degrading opinion. in their premises if they have policies allowing transgender access on an equal basis with other customers. ...

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Former Tennessee Governor and Mayor examines relationship between faith and politics

Former two-term Tennessee Governor and Mayor Bill Haslam has a new book, Faithful Presence: The Promise and Peril of Faith in the Public Square which opens the conversation to following Christ communication and behavior for the unique and redemptive role of faith in politics. Haslam has been mainstreamed into politics and politics at the local, state, and federal levels, from ...

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