General Assembly Endorses ‘Big Step In Right Direction’ For Tennessee Small Brewers

Senate Bill 177 Aims To Change The Game For Small Craft Breweries. Current Tennessee Law Prevents Breweries From Self-Distributing Beyond County Lines.

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Hamilton County Lifts Mask Mandate

As Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger Promised, The County-Wide Mask Mandate Has Lifted As Of Today, April 29th.

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Hagerty And Blackburn Urge Small Business Association To Properly Implement Relief Funds

Senators Bill Hagerty And Marsha Blackburn Have Joined A Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Of Lawmakers In A Letter To Small Business Administrator Isabella Guzman Urging Her To Ensure The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Emergency Relief Program Is Implemented And Funding Is Distributed To Eligible Recipients As Congress Intended.

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The Tennessee Conservative News Break April 15, 2021

1) Biden’s Policies Cause Inflation
2) Gov. Lee to Consider Bill on LGBTQ Curriculum
3) Bill Banning ‘Dark Money’ In Elections Passes Tennessee Senate
4) Nashville Dem Representative Ready to Jump on Board with Amtrak Expansion
5) Report Details Franchise Corporation Practices That Hurt Small Business
6) Gas And Other Consumer Prices Spike In 2021 First Quarter
7) Chattanooga Public Library Patron Data Breach Detected

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Report Details Franchise Corporation Practices That Hurt Small Business

A First-of-its-kind Report Released Tuesday By A U.S. Senator Details Alleged “Deceptive And Misleading” Practices By Franchise Corporations That Hurt Small Business Owners.

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The Tennessee Conservative News Break April 14, 2021

1) TN Government Overreach Killed 24.4% of TN Small Businesses
2) Hagerty Condemns Biden For Allowing Border Crisis To Expand To Tennessee
3)Governor Bill Lee and Other State Representatives Speak Out About Knoxville Shooting
4) Tennessee Congressman Fleischmann And Colleagues Call On VP Harris To Visit Border Immediately
5) Biden Administration Puts Religious Freedom Programs On Hold
6) Kelly Takes The Chattanooga Mayoral Seat, Hill And Hester Win For City Council

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Tennesseans Express Concerns over Essential Workers Bill of Rights

Tennessee’s New Senate Bill Would Provide Essential Workers More Protections And Hazard Pay In The Event Of A Pandemic, But Many Residents Have Expressed Worry Over What Else It Could Do. There Are Concerns That The Bill Could Interfere With Established Small Businesses By Adding More Restrictions.

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Effort To Help Tennessee’s Craft Brewers Expand Passes Senate

The Tennessee Senate Unanimously Passed A Bill Wednesday That Would Expand Craft Breweries’ Ability To Distribute Their Beer On Their Own. The Legislation Was Aimed To Be A Gateway For Small Brewers To Grow On Their Own Throughout The State, Making Them Then More Attractive To Wholesalers.

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Bill To Level Playing Field For Tennessee Small Businesses Heads To Lee’s Desk (updated April 8, 2021)

The Tennessee Legislature Has Discussed Many Policy Changes In Reaction To The Government’s Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic, Including How Restrictions Affected Small Businesses. To That End, The General Assembly Has Unanimously Passed Legislation To Level The Playing Field For Small Businesses.

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