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TNGOP’s Haynes: TN a ‘Republican Model for Success’

Press release from the Republican Party of Tennessee, January 11, 2016: TNGOP Statement on Opening of Second Session of the 109th General Assembly NASHVILLE, Tenn.–With the opening gavel set to come down on the opening of the second session of the 109th General Assembly, Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes released the following statement: “Since […]

Republicans Want Legislative Probe of UT Diversity Office

Press Release from the Republican caucus of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Jan. 11, 2016: Knox County Legislative Delegation Requests Special Committee To Examine UT Office Of Diversity Group would convene to investigate how taxpayer dollars are being spent and hear testimony regarding university office and related personnel (NASHVILLE) — This week, members of the […]

Year-to-Date State Budget Surplus Nearly $375M

Press release from the State of Tennessee, January 8, 2016: December Revenues NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee revenue collections for December of 2015 reflected growth more than the same period a year before. Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin reported today that state revenue collections for December were $1.1 billion, representing 8.95% growth and $91.1 million […]

Two Law Enforcement Officers Indicted for Stealing From Nonprofit Association

PRESS RELEASE from the Office of Tennessee Comptroller Justin P. Wilson, Jan. 11, 2016: A special investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has revealed that two members of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Officers Association (TLETOA) stole at least $175,700 from the nonprofit association. The investigation was initiated at the request of TLETOA officials after […]

Senator Wants State Insurance Commissioner to Justify ‘Double-Digit Increases’ to Health Premiums

Press release from the Senate Republican Caucus, January 8, 2016: NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As Vice Chairman of Tennessee’s Senate Committee on Commerce, Senator Mark Green, MD (R-Clarksville) has submitted a written request for testimony from Commissioner Julie McPeak to explain the specific process and justification for the double-digit increases in premium costs to health insurance […]

Due to Mississippi River Flooding, TWRA Shutting Down Hunting in Some Parts of NW TN

Press release from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Jan. 7, 2016: Portions of Northwest Tennessee Closed for Young Sportsman Deer Hunt NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has voted to close portions of northwest Tennessee for this weekend’s Young Sportsman Deer Hunt due to severe flooding along the Mississippi River. The commission met […]

Fitzhugh Statement on Morgan Retirement, Haslam Higher-Ed Restructuring Plan

Press release from House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley, Jan. 7, 2016: House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh released the following statement on the retirement of John Morgan as Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents: “For 30 years, John Morgan served this state with distinction. From his time as a research assistant for the fiscal […]

TBR Chancellor John Morgan Retiring

Press release from the Tennessee Board of Regents, Jan. 7, 2016: John Morgan, chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, today announced his plan to retire at the end of the month. Morgan, who has served as chancellor of the state’s university and community college system since October 2010 and led the system’s transformation to […]

Haslam Appoints Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Roger Amos Page to State Supreme Court

Press release from the Office of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, January 7, 2016: Appointed to replace Justice Gary R. Wade, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Roger Amos Page of Madison County to the Tennessee Supreme Court, replacing Justice Gary R. Wade, who retired in September. […]