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VITAL POLICY – Governor Lee Signs Partisan School Board Elections into Law, Jefferson County Republican Party Calls Primary

VITAL POLICY – Governor Lee Signs Partisan School Board Elections into Law, Jefferson County Republican Party Calls Primary

Governor Bill Lee signed multiple bills into law late Friday that were enacted in the Third Extraordinary Session of the Tennessee General Assembly, among those House Bill 9072 authorizing partisan school board elections, supported by Representatives Jeremy Faison, Andrew Farmer, and co-sponsored by Senator Frank Niceley (SB9009). Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee, expecting Lee’s signature […]

Tennessee Republicans lead charge against forced government discrimination in Covid-19 special session

Tennessee Republicans lead charge against forced government discrimination in Covid-19 special session

The House and Senate chambers concluded a third extraordinary session of the 112th General Assembly Oct. 30, passing a comprehensive legislative package that restores individual rights of Tennesseans by protecting against harmful federal mandates. The extraordinary special session covered a number of issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic, including President Joe Biden’s unconstitutional plan to […]

AG Slatery Files Lawsuit Challenging Biden Administration’s Vaccine Mandate for Private Sector Employees

AG Slatery Files Lawsuit Challenging Biden Administration’s Vaccine Mandate for Private Sector Employees

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and six other attorneys general have filed a petition before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit challenging the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for private sector employees.  The coalition asks the court to review the emergency temporary standard issued by the Biden Administration’s Occupational Safety and Health […]

The General Assembly Approves Historic Ford Deal

The General Assembly Approves Historic Ford Deal

The House and Senate chambers on Wednesday concluded a historic extraordinary session of the Tennessee General Assembly that paves the way for the single-largest economic development investment in state history. Ford Motor Company and SK Innovations announced plans in September to invest $5.6 billion to build a 3,600-acre campus that will be called Blue Oval […]

Gov. Lee, FSAG Release Plan to Continue Tennessee’s Economic Recovery

Gov. Lee, FSAG Release Plan to Continue Tennessee’s Economic Recovery

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group (FSAG) released recommendations for federal relief dollars to support the state’s continued economic recovery, including more than $3 billion in investments to further strengthen infrastructure and businesses. “As Tennessee continues its strong economic recovery, it’s important that we maintain proper stewardship of federal dollars coming […]

Quick and Easy Screenings Offer Meaningful Opportunity to Participate in National Depression Screening Day

Quick and Easy Screenings Offer Meaningful Opportunity to Participate in National Depression Screening Day

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is urging everyone to take a moment to take a quick screening in honor of National Depression Screening Day: October 7, 2021.  Free screenings are available on the TDMHSAS website at this link through our partners at the Mental Health Association of America. The screenings feature […]

Attorneys General Support Congressional Hearings Addressing Youth Social Media Use

Attorneys General Support Congressional Hearings Addressing Youth Social Media Use

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III is leading a bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general expressing strong support for hearings conducted by the U.S. Senate Committee addressing protection and safety of kids and teens using social media. Attorneys general have been concerned about the harmful impact of social media on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of […]

Tennessee Celebrates Child Health Month

Tennessee Celebrates Child Health Month

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is recognizing Child Health Month (CHM) throughout the month of October. This annual recognition is a time to celebrate and raise awareness around what Tennessee is doing to promote the health of our most important resource: Tennessee’s children. “Our work has always included a focus on protecting, promoting and improving the wellbeing […]

Rate the Plates: Gov. Lee Unveils New License Plate Design Picked by Tennesseans

Rate the Plates: Gov. Lee Unveils New License Plate Design Picked by Tennesseans

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee unveiled the state’s next standard license plate chosen by Tennesseans through a statewide vote. “In our 225th year of statehood, we invited Tennesseans to cast their vote and help select the state’s next license plate,” said Gov. Lee. “I’m proud to announce the winning design that will represent our unique grand divisions and […]

Comptroller’s Office Studies Affordability of College Course Materials

Comptroller’s Office Studies Affordability of College Course Materials

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office of Research and Education Accountability has completed a study on the affordability of course materials (e.g., print or digital textbooks, workbooks, audiovisual materials, online homework platforms, and other supplemental materials) in institutions of higher education in Tennessee. Although the cost of course materials is only one component of the cost of […]

Commissioner Gonzales Announces 2021 Bank Holiday Schedule

Commissioner Gonzales Announces 2021 Bank Holiday Schedule

Bank Holiday Schedule In response to anticipated questions, this will serve as confirmation that Tennessee state-chartered banks may be closed on the following dates, in addition to federally designated holidays, provided that adequate notice is given to customers prior to the closing: ·       Friday, November 26, 2021 (in addition to Thursday, November 25, 2021) ·       Friday, December […]

AG Slatery Sues Biden Administration to Stop Enforcement of Guidance that Threatens Women’s Sports and Student and Employee Privacy

AG Slatery Sues Biden Administration to Stop Enforcement of Guidance that Threatens Women’s Sports and Student and Employee Privacy

Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, leading a 20-state coalition, filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Tennessee today. The complaint seeks to stop the Biden Administration from enforcing new, expansive, and unlawful interpretations of federal antidiscrimination laws. In the complaint, the multi-state coalition challenges federal guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity […]

New Dashboard Will Assist Counties with Redistricting

New Dashboard Will Assist Counties with Redistricting

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has produced a new online dashboard that gives county government officials and citizens a better understanding of how county commission districts must change in response to the 2020 U.S. Census. The dashboard uses GIS technology to display population information for each of the state’s 849 county commission districts. The dashboard includes […]

Tennessee Secretary of State Celebrates National Voter Registration Month

Tennessee Secretary of State Celebrates National Voter Registration Month

In celebration of National Voter Registration Month in September, the Secretary of State’s office is leading voter registration efforts in Tennessee with college voter registration tailgates, the launch of the Ann Dallas Dudley Award for high schools and by working with businesses and organizations across the state. “More Tennesseans are registered to vote now than […]

VITAL POLICY – Tennesseans Will Vote on State Constitutional Amendment in November 2022

VITAL POLICY – Tennesseans Will Vote on State Constitutional Amendment in November 2022

Tennessee is one of the most financially responsible states in the nation, has a fully funded retirement system for teachers and other civil service employees, no income tax, low unemployment, very low debt, and a healthy economy that has weathered many financial storms. Tennessee ended its 2020-2021 fiscal year with a budget surplus of over […]

AG Slatery Co-Leads Bipartisan Coalition Calling on FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes and Oral Nicotine Products

AG Slatery Co-Leads Bipartisan Coalition Calling on FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes and Oral Nicotine Products

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III is co-leading a group of thirty-one states, U.S. territories, and jurisdictions urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to halt the surge of youth nicotine addiction. Specifically, the bipartisan coalition is calling on the FDA to use its regulatory power to eliminate youth-appealing flavors, limit nicotine levels […]

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