Chattanooga Approved For 20 Afghan Refugees

Chattanooga Has Been Approved To Receive 20 Afghan Refugees Out Of The 415 That Will Be Resettling In Tennessee. Governor Lee’s Office Made The Announcement Shortly After The Biden Administration Informed Him About The Resettlements. The Refugees Will Be Placed In Local Agencies Upon Arriving In The State.

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Governor Lee Asks For Greater Transparency In Afghan Resettlement

Governor Lee Is Asking White House For Transparency As TN Prepares For At Least 415 Refugees From Afghanistan. An Email Sent By The U.S. Department Of State’s Afghan Placement And Assistance Program Provided Lee’s Office With An Estimated Number Of Refugees To Expect But Also Told Them To Anticipate That The Number Would Increase.

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Lee Authorized Afghan Refugee Resettlement Across Tennessee

Although Lee Has Stated That The Federal Government Owes Americans A Plan Before Anything Can Be Considered In Regards To Taking Afghan Refugees, His Previously Stated Open-Door Policy For Welcoming Refugees Appears To Be Alive And Well As They Are Currently Arriving And Being Relocated Within The State.

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House Kicks Off Tennessee Redistricting Process

Nearly 10 Public Commenters Went In Front Of The Tennessee House Select Committee On Redistricting On Wednesday, Calling For Transparency In The Legislative Map-Drawing Process And Not Splitting Up Municipalities.

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TN Approves $65M Incentive For Oracle’s Nashville Project

The Tennessee Comptroller State Funding Board Has Approved $65 Million In FastTrack Grants For Oracle’s New Nashville Campus.

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Kelly Appoints Mary Beth Ikard And Karista Jones To Fill Vacancies In City Hall

Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly Announced The Appointment Of Mary Beth Ikard As The City’s Director Of Communications, And Karitsa Mosley Jones To Head Up The City’s Community Forward Schools Partnership, Effective Yesterday.

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Tennessee’s Most Abusive Tax Goes Unchecked

It Is Time Tennessee Reforms Its Feudal Property Tax System If It Wants To Continue To Be Billed As A Destination State For Business And Retirement. If We Don’t Reduce The Tax Burden For Our Seniors They Will Relocate Elsewhere. If We Fail To Adopt “Truth-In-Taxation Revenue-Driven Property Taxation” Like Other Growth States, Our Residents And Businesses Will Move To More Property Tax Friendly States.

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Metro Nashville Schools Implement Mask Mandate After Push By Education Association

After A Last-Minute Push By A Local Education Group, Metro Nashville Schools Have Implemented A Mask Mandate For The Upcoming School Year. The Decision Was Made On Thursday, August 5, With A School Board Vote Of 8-1.

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