Mayor Kelly Updates Chattanooga’s COVID Executive Order, Still Requires Masks In City Buildings

With The Expiration Of State And County Pandemic Restrictions, Mayor Tim Kelly Issued An Updated Executive Order On Friday To Modify The City’s Guidance On COVID-19 Precautions And Procedures.

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Governor Lee Signs Executive Order To End Public Health Orders

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Announced Tuesday He Will End Statewide Public Health Orders Regarding The COVID-19 Pandemic And Shift The State Toward “Recovery.”

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Tennessee Counties Updating Mask Mandates

With The Start Of Spring, The Continuation Of Vaccinations, And The Approach Of Lee’s Executive Order’s End, Many Counties Are Clarifying Their Plans For Local Mask Mandates.

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The Original “People’s President”

Trump was not the first disruptive, combative, nationalistic, populist President, and he won’t be the last. Jackson is most closely associated with the tradition of populism—appealing to and representing the interests of ordinary Americans. In this regard, he was the precursor to the tumultuous 45th President, with whom he otherwise has little in common.

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TennCare Fraud Cases On The Rise

In March Alone, There Were Six Separate Cases Of Tenncare Fraud Reported In Tennessee. This Number Is Up From Only One Case In February And Another Single Case In January. The March Cases Involve Offenders All Across Tennessee And From Other States Including New Hampshire And Georgia.

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UTC Offers Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics To Students, Faculty, And Staff

The University Of Tennessee At Chattanooga Is Providing Covid-19 Vaccines To Eligible Students And Employees As Clinics Become Available From State Approval Of University Requests.

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Tennessee Bill Seeks Increased Accountability For Local Governments Considering Tax Hikes

House Bill 1315 Directs Tennessee’s Advisory Commission On Intergovernmental Relations To Conduct A Study On The Use Of A Voter Referendum To Approve Significant Tax Increases.

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TN House Bill To Limit Health Board Power Heard In Committee

A New Bill Proposed By Tennessee Representative Jason Zachary Would Give County Mayors Across The State More Power Over Policies During A Response To Any Health Emergencies. In Doing So, It Would Also Limit The Authority Of Independent Health Departments.

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Tennessee Educators Receive Their First Vaccine Doses

Educators Across Tennessee Are Back On The COVID-19 Vaccine Priority List. Phase 1-b Includes Teachers And Childcare Workers With About 100,000 People Total.

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Tennessee Legislative Update March 1, 2021

Legislative Updates Include: Constitutional Carry Introduced, Roadway Protection & Enhanced Penalties For Rioting, Evelyn Boswell’s Law, Increased Penalty For Drag Racing, Protection For Women’s Sports, Honoring Lamar Alexander, And Commemoration Of Tennessee’s 225th Year Of Statehood.

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