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TN Attorney General, Commerce & Insurance Join CFTC to Stop $68 Million Precious Metals Scheme

TN Attorney General, Commerce & Insurance Join CFTC to Stop $68 Million Precious Metals Scheme

The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office and the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) are participating in a consolidated enforcement action to stop a fraudulent precious metals scheme that resulted in solicitations exceeding $68 million from at least 450 investors nationwide. The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office- on behalf of the TDCI- joined the U.S. Commodity […]

Gov. Bill Lee Delivers 2022 State of the State Address

Gov. Bill Lee Delivers 2022 State of the State Address

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his fourth State of the State address and presented budget and legislative priorities to a joint session of the General Assembly. Key highlights are noted below, and the full speech as prepared for delivery can be found on the Governor’s website. A budget overview can be found here. Due to Tennessee’s conservative […]

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 62 Communities to Receive Community Development Block Grants

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 62 Communities to Receive Community Development Block Grants

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved $28.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which will assist communities with infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitations and health and safety initiatives. “Investing in local infrastructure is one of our top priorities, and these funds will play a vital role as communities work to update their assets and keep their communities […]

Secretary Hargett Launches 2022 Statewide Poll Worker Recruitment Campaign

Secretary Hargett Launches 2022 Statewide Poll Worker Recruitment Campaign

On National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, Secretary of State Tre Hargett launched a new statewide campaign, Be an Election Hero. Become a Poll Worker., to encourage Tennesseans to serve their community as poll workers for the 2022 election cycle. “We cannot run elections in Tennessee without poll workers. They are the most fundamental piece of […]

Attorney General Slatery Announces $1.8 Billion Settlement with Student Loan Servicer Navient

Attorney General Slatery Announces $1.8 Billion Settlement with Student Loan Servicer Navient

Nashville-Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced today that Navient, one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers, will provide relief totaling $1.85 billion to resolve allegations of deceptive practices in originating predatory student loans. This settlement, joined by a coalition of 39 attorneys general, resolves claims that since 2009, Navient steered struggling students into […]

Tennesseans Invited to Respond to Draft Public School Funding Framework by Tuesday, January 18th at Noon CT 

Tennesseans Invited to Respond to Draft Public School Funding Framework by Tuesday, January 18th at Noon CT 

After months of strong engagement and conversations about public education funding in Tennessee and years of consistent feedback, today the Tennessee Department of Education released an initial draft overview of a potential student-based funding formula, informed by input of thousands of Tennesseans– parents, educators, superintendents, elected officials, business and community leaders, and citizens from across the state– and is encouraging all […]

AG Slatery Sues to Block Federal Head Start Mandates

AG Slatery Sues to Block Federal Head Start Mandates

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has joined a multi-state lawsuit challenging the Biden Administration’s recent mask requirements for toddlers and COVID-19 vaccinations for staff and volunteers in Head Start Programs. “We have consistently opposed mandates in the context of education, defending state statutes passed by our General Assembly.  This challenge is consistent with our past positions, […]

2021 Highlights: Accomplishments, Investments and Celebrating 225 Years of Statehood

2021 Highlights: Accomplishments, Investments and Celebrating 225 Years of Statehood

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee released 2021 highlights that contributed to greater prosperity, freedom, and opportunity for Tennesseans. “From securing the largest economic investment in state history, to reducing the number of distressed counties to an all-time low, we have worked together with Tennesseans for one of the strongest years in state history,” said Gov. Lee. […]

2021 Tax Incentives Report Posted

2021 Tax Incentives Report Posted

By January 1 of each year, the Department of Revenue prepares a report of tax credits.  The report includes tax credits claimed under Tenn. Code Ann. Sections 67-4-2009 and 67-4-2109 for tax periods ending during the previous fiscal year and contains the following: Name of tax credit Number of taxpayers claiming the tax credit during […]

Secretary of State Encourages Wise End of Year and Holiday Giving

Secretary of State Encourages Wise End of Year and  Holiday Giving

As Tennesseans prepare to make end of year and holiday season charitable contributions, Secretary of State Tre Hargett cautions donors to be wary of scams. “This time of year, as we enjoy the holidays and look to the New Year, many Tennesseans are planning to support their community through charitable giving,” said Secretary Hargett. “It’s […]

VITAL POLICY – Tennessee and Jefferson County’s Constitutional Dilemma with Food Truck Regulations

VITAL POLICY – Tennessee and Jefferson County’s Constitutional Dilemma with Food Truck Regulations

Local Regulations Two of Jefferson County’s five municipalities regulate the operation of food trucks, White Pine and Dandridge; Jefferson City, New Market, and Baneberry do not. The regulations and fees that Dandridge impose on food trucks are centered around health and safety; but the White Pine regulations exceed health and safety by regulating the number […]

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 […]