Lee And General Assembly Deliver ‘Conservative Wins’ in 2021 Session

On May 5th, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Marked The Close Of The 2021 Legislative Session, Which Included The Passage Of His $42.6 Billion Budget And Full Agenda As Outlined During His State Of The State Address in February.

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New Report Shows Failure Of Biden-Proposed Heavy-Handed Internet Regulation

A New Report Debunks Claims That The Heavily Regulated Internet Of The European Union Has Resulted In A Superior Experience For Its Consumers. Instead, That Study Finds That The U.S. Bests The EU In Both Broadband Deployment And Adoption, Showing That The Lighter Touch Approach Has Yielded Better Results.

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Tennessee Legislature Budget Proposals Stray From Lee’s Plan

Tennessee Legislature State Budget Proposals Plan To Add $250 Million To The State’s Pension Fund While Cutting $100 Million From Gov. Lee’s $200 Million Proposal For Local Govt Grants And $100 Million From His $200 Million Broadband Expansion Proposal To Cover The Funds Allotted To The State Pension.

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Complete Breakdown Of Lee’s Proposed 2021-22 Fiscal Budget

Gov. Bill Lee Has Announced His Amendment To The Proposed 2021-22 Fiscal Year Budget Which Includes $580 Million In Available Funds.

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Biden Pushes $2 Trillion Infrastructure Spending Plan

Biden Has Unveiled a $2 Trillion Infrastructure Spending Proposal Called The “Build Back Better” Plan Labeled A “Liberal Wish List” By Some, While Others Say Plan Does Not Have A High-Enough Dollar Amount.

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Nearly $15 Million in Broadband Accessibility Grants Awarded Across Tennessee

The Tennessee Department Of Economic And Community Development Recently Announced Nearly $15 Million In Grant Money To Help Provide Broadband Access To A Number Of Unserved Residents.

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Regulators Stifle Broadband Expansion With Exorbitant Pole Attachment Fees

As Government Officials Discuss The Affordability Of Broadband, Some Regulators Are Helping Contribute To The Problem By Implementing Sky-High Pole Attachment Fees, The Cost Of Which Tend To Be Passed On To The End Consumer. Regulators Claim These Costs Are Necessary To Compensate The Cooperatives For The Maintenance Of The Poles But Increasing The Cost Goes Against The Spirit Of A Bill Passed To Set Rates To Boost Rural Broadband Expansion.

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Breaking Down Lee’s $42B State Budget Proposal

After A Year Of Economic Uncertainty Because Of The COVID-19 Pandemic, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Proposed a $41.8 Billion Budget In His Annual State Of The State Address.

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Governor Lee Presents Nearly $42B Budget In State Of The State Address

Touting His Administration’s Commitment To Personal Freedoms And Local Control Throughout The Pandemic, Lee Proposed A $41.8 Billion Budget Monday Night In His State Of The State Address.

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