Lobbyists For Titans Stadium Include Family Members Of Top Tennessee Officials

To Secure Passage Of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s $52.8 Billion Budget, Which Included $500 Million In State Bonds To Fund A New Domed Stadium For The Tennessee Titans, The Organization Built A Team Of 15 Individuals To Lobby Legislators To Secure Their Votes. Among The Lobbyists Included Nicole Watson, Wife Of Senator Bo Watson And Virginia Ezell Briley, Daughter Of Tennessee’s Commissioner Of Tourist Development, Mark Ezell.

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Nashville And Memphis Prevented From Mandating Masks

Leaders In Nashville And Memphis Are Once Again Eager To Mandate Masks For Their Cities, Despite Waning Numbers Of Cases, But Governor Bill Lee Says That A New Emergency Declaration Is Not Needed.

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Almost 1,200 Reports Of Human Trafficking In Tennessee For 2021

Human Trafficking Continues To Be A Public Health Concern In Tennessee. Through Mid-December 2021, The Tennessee Bureau Of Investigation’s Human Trafficking Hotline Had Received 1,185 Tips Or Leads Related To Human Trafficking Concerns.

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Lawmakers Delve Into No-Bid Contracts With Eye On McKinsey Deal

State Lawmakers Are Taking A Tougher Stance On Sole-Source Contracts, Asking Hard Questions Of State Agencies And Homing In On Deals The State Signed With Mckinsey & Co.

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Tennessee Health Officials Issue Warning About Counterfeit Drugs

Tennessee Has Seen A Rise In Overdose Deaths And Counterfeit Pills. The Tennessee Bureau Of Investigation, The Department Of Health, And Other Groups Held A News Conference On Monday, October 11, To Warn Tennesseans About This Epidemic.

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TN Health Commissioner Acknowledges “Unintended Consequences” of Biden’s Federal Mandate

Tennessee’s Commissioner For The Department Of Health Is Concerned About The “Unintended Consequences” That May Occur As A Result Of President Biden’s Recent Order That Forces Bigger Companies To Make Vaccines Mandatory For Their Employees.

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Tennessee Has Recommended Vaccinated Lose Access To Monoclonal Treatment

The TN State Govt Recommends That Residents Who Are Fully Vaccinated Be Denied Monoclonal Antibody Treatment. They Have Said It Is Being Done In An Effort To Preserve The State’s Limited Supply. Recent Caps Were Put On Federal Shipments Of The Drug.

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TN Dept of Health Plans To Share Children’s Private Information With Federal Government

In A Letter That Was Sent To All TN School Superintendents, TN Dept Of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey And TN Dept Of Ed Commissioner Penny Schwinn Outlined The State’s Directive To Collaborate With The Federal Government To Collect And Share Data Concerning Contact Tracing Of Children Among Other Private Information.

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