Investigation Finds Questionable Cash-Handling Within Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit

An Investigation By The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office Focuses On The Activities Of A Jackson Police Captain Who Has Managed The Administrative Aspects Of The Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit’s Seizures And Forfeitures Since 2010.

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Lee Partners With Michigan College For Tennessee Charter Schools

Gov. Bill Lee Confirmed Thursday Hillsdale College, A Conservative Michigan Institution With Ties To Former President Trump’s Administration, Is Making A Big Push To Expand Its Influence In Tennessee With Multiple Charter Schools.

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Grants Awarded To Make Tennessee Courthouses Safer For Crime Victims

Tennessee Counties Have An Opportunity To Improve Safety For Crime Victims When They Appear In Court To Support Charges Against Perpetrators.

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Tennessee Counties File Suit Against Consulting Firm Over Role In Opioid Crisis

In A Coordinated Legal Strategy, Seven Counties In East Tennessee And Five Counties Plus One City In West Tennessee Have Filed Separate Lawsuits Against Consulting Firm McKinsey & Co. Over Its Involvement In The Opioid Crisis.

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Bill Placing Health Departments Under State Control Passes Without Governor’s Signature

When Governor Bill Lee Signed The Sweeping Covid-19 Legislation Last Week, He Chose Not To Sign A Bill That Would Remove County Health Departments From Local Control. He Returned The Legislation To The General Assembly Without His Approval.

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$2M in Perkins Reserve Grant Awards To Be Shared With 38 School Districts

On Wednesday, June 9, The Tennessee Department Of Education Announced The Perkins Reserve Grant. The $2 Million Dollar Grant Will Be Spread Out Over 38 School Districts In The State To Support Technical And Career Education.

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Blackburn Leads Delegation In Support Of TN Disaster Declaration

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn Led The Tennessee Delegation In A Letter To The White House Supporting Governor Bill Lee’s Request For A Major Disaster Declaration To Address The Deadly Storms That Occurred From March 25 Through April 3, 2021.

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Medical Marijuana Moves Forward in TN After Compromise

Tennessee State Legislators Have Come To An Agreement On A Medical Cannabis Decriminalization Bill After A Wider-ranging Bill Just Barely Failed To Pass.

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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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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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