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Governor Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce New Funding for Nuclear Education

Governor Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce New Funding for Nuclear Education

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter announced today that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Roane State Community College will receive funding from Tennessee’s Nuclear Energy Fund. The institutions will use the additional dollars to support existing nuclear programs as well as develop and implement new […]

Secretary of State Tre Hargett Urges Tennesseans to Become Poll Workers for Upcoming 2024 Elections

Secretary of State Tre Hargett Urges Tennesseans to Become Poll Workers for Upcoming 2024 Elections

In preparation for the Aug. 1 State and Federal Primaries and the Nov. 5 State and Federal General Election, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett today urged all Tennesseans meeting eligibility requirements to consider becoming poll workers for the 2024 election cycle. “Poll workers are essential to conducting elections in Tennessee, and I hope all […]

TDOE Highlights Promotion Pathways for Students & Strong Support for Families

TDOE Highlights Promotion Pathways for Students & Strong Support for Families

Tennessee Department of Education is highlighting the multiple pathways available to support 3rd and 4th grade students who may benefit from extra learning supports. Additionally, new and updated resources are available to support districts and schools as they work with families in determining the best pathway for their student. “As districts and schools begin to have essential […]

Tennessee Promise Application Deadline Extended to May 31 Due to Extraordinary FAFSA Issues

Tennessee Promise Application Deadline Extended to May 31 Due to Extraordinary FAFSA Issues

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) announced today the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline for the Tennessee Promise scholarship program will be extended to Friday, May 31. The new deadline provides high school seniors and their families additional time to complete their FAFSA and remain eligible for the state’s tuition-free higher education program. […]

Tennessee Leads Lawsuit against EEOC’s Illegal Federal Overreach

Tennessee Leads Lawsuit against EEOC’s Illegal Federal Overreach

On Thursday, Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti, alongside Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin, led a coalition of 17 States in suing the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over its new rule mandating workplace abortion accommodations through an illegal interpretation of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2022 (PWFA). “Congress passed the bipartisan Pregnant Workers […]

TN AG Skrmetti Joins Coalition Demanding EPA End Its Racially Discriminatory Practices

TN AG Skrmetti Joins Coalition Demanding EPA End Its Racially Discriminatory Practices

On Tuesday, Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti joined a 23-state coalition demanding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) modify existing regulations in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These regulations consider “disparate impacts” to forward race-conscious “environmental justice” initiatives. “Federal agencies continue to pursue rules that treat people differently based solely on the color of their […]

TDOT Reminds Motorists to Work with Us – Move Over, Slow Down During National Work Zone Awareness Week April 15-19

TDOT Reminds Motorists to Work with Us – Move Over, Slow Down During National Work Zone Awareness Week April 15-19

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is joining states across the nation to ask motorists to Work with Us – move over and slow down for highway workers. TDOT will spread that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 15-19) to improve safety in Tennessee’s interstate and highway construction and maintenance work zones. […]

ETDD Communities Receive $2,339, 370 in funding from CDBG Grants

ETDD Communities Receive $2,339, 370 in funding from CDBG Grants

Congratulations to the following ETDD communities who received a cumulative $2,339,370 in funding from CDBG grants: Caryville New Market Madisonville Hamblen County Roane County ETDD staff has started working with the following communities for CDBG grants due in April. Sweetwater Union County New Tazewell Tazewell Parrottsville Harrogate Scott County ETDD staff is waiting on the approval of the […]

Boy Scouts of America Partners with Nobody Trashes Tennessee

Boy Scouts of America Partners with Nobody Trashes Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee (NTT) litter prevention campaign is once again expanding its youth group partnerships. All six Boy Scouts of America councils serving Tennessee have joined with Nobody Trashes Tennessee to offer scouts the opportunity to earn a Nobody Trashes Tennessee patch. Boy Scouts of all ages have multiple ways to earn the […]

Tennessee Students Encouraged to Complete the FAFSA During “Finish the FAFSA Week,” April 1 – 5, 2024

Tennessee Students Encouraged to Complete the FAFSA During “Finish the FAFSA Week,” April 1 – 5, 2024

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has designated April 1-5, 2024, as “Finish the FAFSA Week.” This initiative urges all high school seniors and their families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before May 15 to maintain eligibility for up to two years of tuition-free college through the Tennessee Promise program. Completing the […]

Tennessee National Guard unveils Women’s History Wall

Tennessee National Guard unveils Women’s History Wall

The Tennessee National Guard hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the addition of a Women’s History Wall in the lobby of Nashville’s Joint Force Headquarters on March 28. The new memorial proudly honors the many significant achievements women have made in the Tennessee National Guard, and the prominent women who paved the way for generations of […]

Unemployment Drops in Every County Across Tennessee

Unemployment Drops in Every County Across Tennessee

More Tennesseans started the second month of 2024 on the job as employment improved across the state in February. Every county recorded lower unemployment rates for the month, according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). All 95 counties showed an improved unemployment situation when compared to their revised […]

Behavioral Health Scholarship Program Opens for Applications

Behavioral Health Scholarship Program Opens for Applications

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is excited to announce that applications are open for a new, multi-million dollar behavioral health scholarship program. The Tennessee Behavioral Health Pathways Scholarship is designed to support the next generation of professionals working in mental health and substance use treatment careers as they earn […]

TN AG Skrmetti Issues Statement Raising Concerns Over Maine’s Proposed Legislative Assault on Federalism

TN AG Skrmetti Issues Statement Raising Concerns Over Maine’s Proposed Legislative Assault on Federalism

On Monday, Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti led 16 state Attorneys General in raising concerns over proposed legislation in Maine that would interfere with other states enforcing their state laws restricting childhood gender transition if those laws differed from Maine law. “We have enough disagreement in America these days without state governments reaching outside their borders […]

TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT ABOLISHES COURT RULE REQUIRING CORROBORATION OF ACCOMPLICE TESTIMONY

TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT ABOLISHES COURT RULE REQUIRING CORROBORATION OF ACCOMPLICE TESTIMONY

The Tennessee Supreme Court has abolished a common law rule that required testimony of a criminal defendant’s accomplice to be supported by other evidence.  The Court’s opinion abolished the accomplice-corroboration rule prospectively, which means only in future cases.  As part of that decision, the Court upheld the first-degree premeditated murder convictions of Mr. Tony Thomas, […]

Republican Caucus Chairman Jeremy Faison, Speaker Pro Tempore Ferrell Haile, introduce the Family Rights and Responsibilities Act

Republican Caucus Chairman Jeremy Faison, Speaker Pro Tempore Ferrell Haile, introduce the Family Rights and Responsibilities Act

House Republican Caucus Chairman Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, and Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Ferrell Haile, R-Gallatin, and have introduced legislation that explicitly lays out 12 fundamental rights of parents in Tennessee law. The Family Rights and Responsibilities Act, House Bill 2936/ Senate Bill 2749, protects parents’ fundamental rights and responsibilities to make education, health care, moral and religious […]

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