State Agencies Make Pitches For Spending Billions In TN ARPA Money

Tennessee’s Financial Stimulus Accountability Group Met With State Agency Heads Last Week Regarding Funding Requests Related To The Second Half Of $3.7 Billion In Federal American Rescue Plan Act Relief.

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Study Finds Tennessee Collects $38M In Court Fines, Fees

A New Report From The Sycamore Institute Shows Tennessee Collects Nearly $38 Million Annually In Fines And Fees Through The Criminal Justice System, While County Governments Are Collecting A Shrinking Amount In Fines And Fees.

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Tennessee Senate Passes Lee’s Top Criminal Justice Priorities

The Tennessee Senate Passed Two Criminal Justice Reform Bills Wednesday That Aim To Alter How Many Tennesseans Go To Jail For Minor Offenses And To Require Mandatory Supervision Once People Leave Prison.

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Lee’s Imprisonment Alternatives And Prisoner Re-entry Bills Pass Tennessee House

Two Bills Touted By Gov. Bill Lee As The Key To His Criminal Justice Reform Package Passed The Tennessee House On Thursday.

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Tennessee Inmate Runs International Crime Network

According To Prosecutors, A Tennessee Inmate Spent At Least Three Years Running An International Crime Ring From Inside The Prison, Orchestrated A Number Of Violent Acts As Well As Instructed The Flow Of Cash From Drug Sales Between Middle TN And Mexico.

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Victim Of Stalking & Violent Crime Shares Her Harrowing Story In Support of Lifetime Protection Bill

The Tennessee State Senate Unanimously Passed The Lifetime Order Of Protection Bill this Week. The Final Vote Will Take Place On Monday, March 15th On The House Floor. This Bill Is To Help Prevent Victims Of Violent Crimes From Being Re-victimized. Nikki’s Situation is Only One Example Of Why This Legislation Is Needed Here In TN. Unfortunately, There Are Other Victims Of Horrific Crimes In Our State Who Need Help Also.

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