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Tennessee House Republicans Choose Jeremy Faison As Caucus Chairman

Tennessee House Republicans Choose Jeremy Faison As Caucus Chairman

Members of the Tennessee House Republican Caucus chose State Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) as their Republican Caucus Chairman during a special caucus meeting held inside the Old Supreme Court Chamber. As Republican Caucus Chairman, Jeremy Faison will preside over meetings and is the second ranking officer of the caucus. His duties include calling in conjunction with the […]

Purchase TN Crash Website Available For Crash Reports

Purchase TN Crash Website Available For Crash Reports

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced the launch of an efficient method to access traffic crash reports from law enforcement agencies across the state. Effective immediately, involved parties may obtain their crash reports through www.PurchaseTNcrash.gov. “Our goal is to provide the best customer service to citizens of Tennessee and to those who travel […]

Tennessee Educator Survey Highlights Actionable Ways for Leaders to Support Tennessee’s Teachers

Tennessee Educator Survey Highlights Actionable Ways for Leaders to Support Tennessee’s Teachers

Today the Tennessee Department of Education and Tennessee Education Research Alliance at Vanderbilt University (TERA) released the results from the 2019 Tennessee Educator Survey. Over 45,000 Tennessee educators completed this year’s survey, representing 62 percent of the state’s teachers – an all-time high response rate. Survey results point to progress made and maintained in a […]

TDOE Releases TNReady Results for 2019

TDOE Releases TNReady Results for 2019

TNReady assessment results released today by Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn indicate that students across the state are performing better in almost all math subjects.  The TNReady scores also show that more than half the schools in Tennessee – 56 percent – improved their growth scores (TVAAS scores) from the previous year, with 41 percent of […]

AG Slatery and Secretary Hargett Remind Donors to be Wary of Charitable Scams

AG Slatery and Secretary Hargett Remind Donors to be Wary of Charitable Scams

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and Secretary of State Tre Hargett are warning donors about possible charitable donation scams following mass shootings last weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. “Sadly, it’s common for scam artists to take advantage of those who want to reach out and help,” said General Slatery. “You […]

Tennessee Awarded Grant to Expand Apprenticeships Statewide

Tennessee Awarded Grant to Expand Apprenticeships Statewide

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) awarded Tennessee a grant to create and expand apprenticeship programs across the state. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) will receive $1.4 million in funding over the next three years through the USDOL Apprenticeship State Expansion grant. “I am committed to expanding work-based learning across the […]

Millions of Dollars Earmarked for Tennessee’s Rural Communities

Millions of Dollars Earmarked for Tennessee’s Rural Communities

To help strengthen and expand workforce development programs in Tennessee’s rural counties, the Tennessee Workforce Development Board recently approved a $3 million investment to support Governor Bill Lee’s rural initiatives. The Rural Initiative Funding Opportunity Announcement (RIFOA) will make monies available to local workforce development boards over the next three years. “Our hope is this […]

Tennessee’s Largest Occupations and the Salaries They Earn

Tennessee’s Largest Occupations and the Salaries They Earn

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has compiled the latest data that reveals the largest occupations in the state and the salaries workers in those fields earn. The five largest occupational groups with median annual wages greater than $20,000 represent one of every two workers in Tennessee. These groups include healthcare practitioners, production […]

The Department of Safety and Homeland Security Partners With Participating County Clerks To Issue REAL ID

The Department of Safety and Homeland Security Partners With Participating County Clerks To Issue REAL ID

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) Driver Services Division began issuing Real ID driver license and identification cards July 1, 2019. Starting today, Tennessee residents have four new avenues to obtain a Real ID rather than visiting a Driver Services Center.  Wilson, Jefferson, Union and Grangier County clerk offices are now able […]

Tennessee Higher Education Commission Wins SLC STAR Award for Third Consecutive Year

Tennessee Higher Education Commission Wins SLC STAR Award for Third Consecutive Year

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s (THEC) Tennessee Reconnect program was selected as one of two winners of the Southern Legislative Conference’s 2019 State Transformation in Action Recognition (STAR) award. The STAR award identifies and promotes state government solutions to regional problems, focusing on policy innovations that are creative, impactful, transferable and effective. This STAR award […]

Tennesseans Locate Over $17.5M in Life Insurance Benefits

Tennesseans Locate Over $17.5M in Life Insurance Benefits

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) announces that over $17.5 million in life insurance benefits have been located for Tennesseans since Jan. 1 through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Life Insurance Policy Locator Service. Available since November 2016, the Life Insurance Policy Locator Service is a free tool that enables beneficiaries, executors, […]

50 Attorneys General Secure $600 Million from Equifax in Largest Data Breach Settlement in History

50 Attorneys General Secure $600 Million from Equifax in Largest Data Breach Settlement in History

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today announced that a coalition of 50 Attorneys General, comprising 48 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has reached a settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into a massive 2017 data breach. The investigation found that Equifax’s failure to maintain reasonable […]

Civil Asset Forfeiture: New Research Indicates Limited Value, Federal and State Reform Legislation Pending

Civil Asset Forfeiture: New Research Indicates Limited Value, Federal and State Reform Legislation Pending

A media release and comprehensive report made by the Institute for Justice (IJ) demonstrates the limited value of civil asset forfeiture in curtailing crime. Tennessee ranks among the top states for the use of civil forfeiture, the practice of seizing private property and cash under criminal code without the requirement of a conviction or filing […]

Shop Tax Free in Tennessee Next Weekend!

Shop Tax Free in Tennessee Next Weekend!

 Mark your calendars, and get your shopping carts ready! Tennessee’s once-a-year sales tax holiday weekend happens Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28. During this holiday period, shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on more than 150 different items, including clothing, school supplies and computers, as students prepare for the back-to-school season. State and local […]

SFMO: Don’t Give Fire Safety a Vacation this Summer!

SFMO: Don’t Give Fire Safety a Vacation this Summer!

While school is out and temperatures rise, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding Tennesseans to not send fire safety on a summer vacation. Overall, summer is statistically less deadly than winter when it comes to fires. However, summer comes with its own set of dangers that parents and homeowners shouldn’t forget. Remember: […]

TN REDLINE Adds New Text Communication Capability

TN REDLINE Adds New Text Communication Capability

The Tennessee REDLINE today unveiled its new text message capability for people seeking a referral to addiction treatment services.  The number for confidential referrals via voice call or text message remains the same: 800-889-9789. Since 1989, the Tennessee REDLINE has served as a referral service to addiction treatment for people and their families looking for […]

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