$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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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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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 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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State Lawmakers Propose A Number Of Bills To Change Tennessee’s Response To Pandemic

Legislators Have Filed A Multitude Of Pandemic-Related Proposals, Including Bills That Would Make The State Pay For COVID-19 Victim’s Burials To A Slew Of Bills To Limit Powers Of The Executive Branch During A State Of Emergency.

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Knox County Commission Aims To Limit Health Board Power; Hamilton County Defers To State Law

The Knox County Commission Attempts To Limit Health Board Power Granted By State Law; Hamilton County Commission Sustains While State Law May Change Early Next Year.

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