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Tennessee Unemployment Remains Near Historic Low In May

Tennessee Unemployment Remains Near Historic Low In May

Tennessee’s statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2019 inched up slightly to 3.3 percent after remaining at an all-time historic low for three consecutive months, according to data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). May’s preliminary rate of 3.3 percent is 0.1 of a percentage point higher than the […]

Tennessee Department of Finance Releases May Revenues

Tennessee Department of Finance Releases May Revenues

Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Stuart McWhorter today announced that overall May revenues were $1.2 billion, which is $46.3 million more than the state budgeted. “Total reported revenues in May were more than estimated and demonstrated sound growth over this same time period last year,” McWhorter said. “Both sales tax and corporate tax revenues […]

AG Slatery’s Comments to the FTC on Data and Privacy

AG Slatery’s Comments to the FTC on Data and Privacy

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III called for regulatory intervention that will protect consumers and allow competitors to enter the market currently dominated by a handful of tech platforms. General Slatery made this statement at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska to a special session of the FTC as part of a multi-state panel of […]

Tennessee Offers New Incentives to Provide Equal Access to Child Care

Tennessee Offers New Incentives to Provide Equal Access to Child Care

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) announced its second major change this year to help families participating in the Child Care Certificate Program access quality care.  Beginning in July, TDHS is adding a 15% bonus to child care payment subsidy rates in the below counties identified as either distressed or child care deserts.  Availability […]

Tennessee’s Free Fishing Day Is Saturday June 8

Tennessee’s Free Fishing Day Is Saturday June 8

The 2019 Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 8 when anyone may fish free without a license in Tennessee’s public waters. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides the annual free day in hopes of increasing interest in fishing. The day allows anyone the opportunity to try this great outdoor sport, especially children to celebrate fishing […]

Jefferson City Receives Sight Development Grant

Jefferson City Receives Sight Development Grant

Nine new Site Development Grants totaling more than $1.3 million TNECD’s Site Development Grant program helps communities prepare industrial sites for business investment Since 2016, TNECD has awarded 80 Site Development Grants across Tennessee Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that nine communities will collectively […]

AG Slatery Urges Congress to Hold Internet Service Providers Accountable, Ensure States Maintain Right to Stop Criminal Violations of State Law

AG Slatery Urges Congress to Hold Internet Service Providers Accountable, Ensure States Maintain Right to Stop Criminal Violations of State Law

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III joined a bipartisan group of 47 Attorneys General calling on Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act in order to ensure states and local authorities can protect citizens online and act against criminals. The Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA) was designed to encourage the growth of the internet […]

Tennessee State Parks Host Service Events for Tennessee Promise Students

Tennessee State Parks Host Service Events for Tennessee Promise Students

Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events at 54 of the 56 state parks for Tennessee Promise scholars to fulfill their community service hours. Most of the events are on Saturday, June 22. “This is an excellent opportunity for Tennessee Promise students to meet their requirements and be a part of the outdoors at the […]

Tennessee, 15 Other States Reach $900,000 Data Breach Settlement

Tennessee, 15 Other States Reach $900,000 Data Breach Settlement

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced today that a U.S. district court judge has signed a consent judgment negotiated by 16 states’ attorneys general and Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. This case was the nation’s first-ever multistate lawsuit involving a HIPAA-related data breach. The lawsuit, led by Indiana, was filed in December of 2018 against […]

AG Slatery Calls for Automatic Discharge of Student Loans for Permanently Disabled Veterans

AG Slatery Calls for Automatic Discharge of Student Loans for Permanently Disabled Veterans

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today joined a group of 51 Attorneys General urging the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to automatically forgive the student loans of veterans who became totally and permanently disabled in connection with their military service. The bipartisan coalition issued its letter as the country prepares to honor fallen troops […]

TDCI: Credit Freeze Laws Provide Protection for Identity Theft Victims

TDCI: Credit Freeze Laws Provide Protection for Identity Theft Victims

Consumers beware: Identity theft is on the rise in Tennessee, and it’s costing residents. A recent report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows a more than 20% increase of identity theft in the Volunteer State last year as 6,808 Tennesseans reported being a victim of identity theft. Scam artists have preyed on Tennesseans, making the Tennessee […]

TDCI Promotes Older Americans Month, Provides Tips for Scam Prevention

TDCI Promotes Older Americans Month, Provides Tips for Scam Prevention

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is proud to join the Administration for Community Living in promoting May as Older Americans Month. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Connect, Create, Contribute,” which encourages older adults and their communities to: Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation. Create by engaging in activities […]

Unemployment Rates Drop In 94 Of Tennessee’s Counties During April

Unemployment Rates Drop In 94 Of Tennessee’s Counties During April

Unemployment rates for 94 of Tennessee’s 95 counties dropped in April 2019 according to data released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The unemployment rate in Maury County remained unchanged for the month. Ninety-four counties have rates lower than 5 percent and only one county’s rate is higher than 5 […]

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Launches Mobile Application to Enhance Customer Service

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Launches Mobile Application to Enhance Customer Service

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) Driver Services Division launched a new mobile application that will better serve Tennesseans.  The mobile application, titled TN Driver Services, can be found on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Driver Services is offering another way to conduct business rather than visiting a driver services center. […]

Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Traditional Start to Tennessee’s Summer Boating Season

Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Traditional Start to Tennessee’s Summer Boating Season

The 2019 Memorial Day holiday weekend is May 24-27 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to emphasize the use of life jackets along with boating in a safe and responsible manner. The Memorial Day holiday weekend is regarded as the unofficial start to the summer boating season and is one of the year’s busiest […]

2019 National Safe Boating Week Underway

2019 National Safe Boating Week Underway

The 2019 National Safe Boating Week is May 18-24 and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season starts in full force. National Safe Boating Week is annually held the week prior to Memorial Day weekend. Boating partners across the United States and […]

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