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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 […]

TN AG Reaches $5.8 Million Multi-Jurisdiction Settlement with LexisNexis under State False Claims Act

TN AG Reaches $5.8 Million Multi-Jurisdiction Settlement with LexisNexis under State False Claims Act

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and local law enforcement agencies within the State, today announced the execution of a Settlement Agreement with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Inc., and several affiliates (“LexisNexis”). The Settlement Agreement – which also was executed by the State of Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York, and the City of Baltimore […]

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Will Issue REAL ID Driver License Beginning July 1

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Will Issue REAL ID Driver License Beginning July 1

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) Driver Services Division has begun issuing REAL ID driver license and identification cards effective July 1, 2019.  All driver services centers are equipped and ready to issue the credentials to Tennesseans who decide to obtain the REAL ID. The REAL ID Act of 2005 establishes minimum security standards […]

SFMO: Leave Fireworks to the Experts this Fourth of July

SFMO: Leave Fireworks to the Experts this Fourth of July

Ahead of Fourth of July festivities, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding residents of the Volunteer State about the dangers associated with consumer fireworks. The SFMO urges Tennesseans to leave the fireworks to the experts this Independence Day. “Watching a fireworks display is a fun Fourth of July tradition for many Tennesseans,” […]

Gov. Bill lee and Tenn. General Assembly expand Behavioral Health Safety Net Eligibility

Gov. Bill lee and Tenn. General Assembly expand Behavioral Health Safety Net Eligibility

More Tennesseans are now eligible for free mental health services through the state’s Behavioral Health Safety Net program.  New, broader eligibility criteria take effect today (July 1, 2019) increasing the number of uninsured, underinsured, and indigent people who can receive services through the program. Governor Bill Lee proposed and the Tennessee General Assembly approved $5 […]

Operation Dry Water to be Held July 5-7

Operation Dry Water to be Held July 5-7

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 5-7. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water is held annually near the Fourth of July holiday to give BUI […]

Statement from Gov. Bill Lee on Special Session

Statement from Gov. Bill Lee on Special Session

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee released the following statement regarding his signing of a Proclamation calling the Tennessee General Assembly into a special session on August 23: “It is in the best interest of our State to select a new Speaker of the House, and so I am calling a special session of the General […]

Majority of Tennessee Counties Continue To Have Low Unemployment

Majority of Tennessee Counties Continue To Have Low Unemployment

Newly released unemployment data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) for May 2019 shows unemployment rates for nearly every county in the state are below 5 percent for the month. Ninety-one counties have unemployment rates lower than 5 percent and four counties have a rate of 5 percent or higher in […]

Disaster Loans Now Available to Help Flood Impacted Businesses, Residents in 19 Counties

Disaster Loans Now Available to Help Flood Impacted Businesses, Residents in 19 Counties

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced today the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will make its disaster loan program available in five counties recovering from the severe storms and flooding from Feb. 6 through Feb. 24, 2019. “We are committed to pursuing every assistance option available to help Tennesseans put their lives and businesses back together […]

TDCI Provides Recovery Tips Following Weekend Storms

TDCI Provides Recovery Tips Following Weekend Storms

The first day of summer (June 21, 2019) brought widespread severe weather across Tennessee, including heavy rain, damaging winds, and power outages. With severe weather again forecasted for the Volunteer State this week, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is providing tips to aid consumers when filing their insurance claims, selecting contractors, and […]

Hands Free Tennessee Begins In One Week

Hands Free Tennessee Begins  In One Week

On July 1st, motorists will no longer be allowed to hold and use a cell phone while driving on any street in Tennessee. According to a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study for 2017, over 3,100 individuals died nationwide as a direct result of distracted driving with almost 600 being individuals that were not […]

Attorney General Slatery Announces over $6 Million in Debt Relief for Former Tennessee ITT Tech Students

Attorney General Slatery Announces over $6 Million in Debt Relief for Former Tennessee ITT Tech Students

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced today an agreement to obtain over $6 million in debt relief for 699 former ITT Tech students in Tennessee. Nationally, the settlement involving 42 states and the District of Columbia will result in debt relief of more than $168 million for more than 18,000 former ITT students. The […]