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Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III Statement on Leak of Draft Opinion in Mississippi Abortion Case (Dobbs)

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III Statement on Leak of Draft Opinion in Mississippi Abortion Case (Dobbs)

Nashville- Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today issued the following statement following the leak of a draft opinion in Dobbs: “While we have a vested interest in the outcome of Dobbs in Tennessee, we will let the Supreme Court speak for itself. This leak is more than regrettable, it is an affront to the integrity of […]

Gov. Lee Passes Full ‘America At Its Best’ Agenda

Gov. Lee Passes Full ‘America At Its Best’ Agenda

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee marked the close of the 2022 legislative session, which includes the passage of his $52.8 billion budget and full agenda as outlined during his State of the State address in February. “Tennessee is America at Its Best, and we’ve made strategic investments to cut taxes, strengthen infrastructure and invest in education at […]

AG Slatery Joins Lawsuit Challenging Biden Immigration Policy

AG Slatery Joins Lawsuit Challenging Biden Immigration Policy

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with a coalition of 20 state attorneys general, is joining a federal lawsuit against the Biden Administration for ending Title 42, a public health policy that allows border officials to turn away migrants because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition joins Missouri, Arizona, and Louisiana on the amended […]

TDOT Reminds Motorists to Work with Us – Move Over, Slow Down in Work Zones

TDOT Reminds Motorists to Work with Us – Move Over, Slow Down in Work Zones

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to ask motorists to Work with Us – move over and slow down for highway workers. TDOT will spread that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 11-15) to improve safety in Tennessee’s interstate and highway construction and maintenance work zones. “It’s been six […]

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for 2023-2025

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for 2023-2025

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation Interim Commissioner Joe Galbato today released TDOT’s annual three-year transportation program, featuring just over $3.6 billion in infrastructure investments for 58 individual project phases in 34 counties across the state. The program supports Governor Lee’s first Executive Order by funding work on 22 highway and bridge […]

State Rep. Jeremy Faison’s Capitol Report

State Rep. Jeremy Faison’s Capitol Report

State budget becomes central focus in final weeks of 112th General Assembly House Finance, Ways and Means Committee considers budget amendments On the Hill this week, Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley briefed members of the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee about Gov. Bill Lee’s updated budget plan for the 2022-23 fiscal year that […]

AG Slatery Leads Nationwide Investigation into TikTok

AG Slatery Leads Nationwide Investigation into TikTok

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with a bipartisan group of attorneys general, is leading a nationwide investigation of the social media platform TikTok to determine whether the company violated state consumer protection laws that put the public, especially children and young adults, at risk. The investigation will look into physical and mental health […]

State Rep. Jeremy Faison’s Capitol Report

State Rep. Jeremy Faison’s Capitol Report

Transparency in Sentencing for Victims Act passes House chamber The House of Representatives on Thursday unanimously passed the Transparency in Sentencing for Victims Act. House Bill 2657 is designed to better inform crime victims and their families about how much time an offender will serve at the time of sentencing. House Speaker Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, […]

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AWARDED PROJECT TO BUILD ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AWARENESS

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AWARDED PROJECT TO BUILD ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AWARENESS

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) announced it was awarded a two-year project to build capacity to promote Alzheimer’s disease awareness. This project will support provider engagement, strategic planning, and public awareness of risk reduction, early diagnosis, and treatment. TDH is one of 16 public health departments awarded this capacity-building opportunity under the Building Our […]

State Rep. Jeremy Faison’s Capitol Report

State Rep. Jeremy Faison’s Capitol Report

Members of the General Assembly this week got their first look at Gov. Bill Lee’s proposal to modernize how the state provides money for Tennessee’s K-12 public schools. Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn officially unveiled the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) on Thursday, Feb. 24 to replace the state’s current Basic Education Program (BEP) created […]

Gov. Lee, Commissioner Schwinn Unveil Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement Act

Gov. Lee, Commissioner Schwinn Unveil Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement Act

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn released the details of the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) Act (SB2396/HB2143) that would transition Tennessee’s K-12 public schools to a student-based funding approach. Starting in the 2023-24 school year, the TISA would invest an estimated $9 billion in education funding for the […]

Campbell Confirmed As Tennessee Supreme Court Justice

Campbell Confirmed As Tennessee Supreme Court Justice

Sarah Keeton Campbell is officially the newest justice on the Tennessee Supreme Court. Justice Campbell was confirmed today during a joint session of the Tennessee General Assembly, the final step in the appointment process, and took the oath of office.  She was nominated by Governor Bill Lee on January 12 after being one of three […]

Judge John Campbell Confirmed To Court of Criminal Appeals

Judge John Campbell Confirmed To Court of Criminal Appeals

Judge John W. Campbell was confirmed by the General Assembly today as the newest member of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals – Western Section.  Judge Campbell was appointed by Governor Bill Lee on January 12 after being one of three candidates recommended by the Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments.  He fills the vacancy left […]

Tennessee Needs at Least $61.9 Billion of Public Infrastructure Improvements

Tennessee Needs at Least $61.9 Billion of Public Infrastructure Improvements

Tennessee needs at least $61.9 billion worth of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of July 2020 to June 2025—a $3.4 billion (5.7%) increase from the year before—according to a new report by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR).  Of the $3.4 billion increase in infrastructure needs reported in this year’s inventory, […]

Tennessee Pioneers Permanent Program to Become a Teacher for Free, First State to Sponsor Registered Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship

Tennessee Pioneers Permanent Program to Become a Teacher for Free, First State to Sponsor Registered Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship

Paving the way for teaching and educator workforce development nationwide, the Tennessee Department of Education announced today it has pioneered a new way to develop teacher pipelines, and is the first state to be approved by the U.S. Department of Labor to establish a permanent Grow Your Own model, with Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and Austin Peay State University’s Teacher Residency program becoming the first registered apprenticeship program for teaching in the country. Tennessee is the first state in the country […]

State Rep. Jeremy Faison’s Capitol Report

State Rep. Jeremy Faison’s Capitol Report

House Committees begin work, bill filing deadline set for Feb. 2 The pace picked on Capitol Hill this week as House members worked to finalize their legislative proposals before the Feb. 2 bill filing deadline. House committees began to meet as bills are being introduced and referred to their respective committees. Omicron COVID-19 and TANF […]

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