TennCon’s BIG 7 Weekend Digest!… August 27, 2021

1) Nearly 8,700 Criminals Arrested At Southern Border In Past 10 Months, Including Repeat Sex Offenders
2) TN GOP Critical Of Lee’s Handling Of Covid By Executive Order
3) Report Finds Only 53% Of State Funding For Education Used In Classroom
4) Parent Wins Victory For Rutherford County Middle School Students
5) Tennessee Music Venues Disagree On COVID Policies
6) Voting Legislation Heads To U.S. Senate, Would Expand Fed Control Over Election Rules
7) Death Toll From Tennessee Flood Rises As Biden Approves Disaster Relief

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TennCon’s BIG 7 Weekend Digest!… August 20, 2021

1) TN Dept of Health Plans To Share Children’s Private Information With Federal Government
2) Lee Signs Executive Order Giving Parents Final Say On Masks, Declines Special Session
3) Legislature Refuses To Back Down To School Systems That Defy Mask Opt-Out Order
4) Illegal Immigration Investigation In TN Continues With Study Committee
5) Illegal Immigration, Drug Seizures Spike In July
6) Congressmen Double Down On Calls To Impeach Mayorkas
7) Biden Pushes For 3rd Dose, Vaccine Mandate For Nursing Home Workers

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Tennessee’s COVID Policies Limited Damage To Economy

Lee’s Approach To Pandemic Mitigation Efforts Helped Limit The Impact On TN’s Economy Without Having A Negative Effect On The State’s COVID-19 Metrics, A New Report from The Beacon Center Of Tennessee Says.

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Can A Police Officer Stop An Individual Carrying A Handgun In TN?

If A Law Enforcement Officer Sees An Individual Carrying A Handgun In Public Is That Sufficient To Allow The Officer To Make An Investigatory Stop Of The Individual? The Answer To This Question Requires A Careful Consideration Of Tennessee Law.

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Court Places TN’s Medicaid Block Grant Lawsuit On Hold

A Lawsuit Challenging Tennessee’s TennCare III Medicaid Block Grant Has Been Put On Hold By A Federal Judge While A Public Comment Period On The Funding Occurs.

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State Expects Chattanooga Illegal Alien Shelter’s License To Be Suspended Into Fall

The Closed Chattanooga Shelter Was The Focus For Much Of The TN Legislature’s Study Committee On Refugee Issues Meeting. TN Suspended The Baptiste Group’s License To Operate The Shelter After A Sexual Battery Arrest…

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Haslam Named Treasurer Of TN Right-To-Work Amendment Committee

Former Governor Bill Haslam Will Serve As Treasurer On The Newly Formed “Yes On 1” Committee That Was Launched To Put Right-To-Work Into The Tennessee Constitution.

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House Speaker Threatens Legislation Against School Closures And Masks

House Speaker Cameron Sexton Announced That He Will Call For A Special Session Of The State Legislature If School Districts Close Their Doors Or Force Mask Wearing During The Latest Wave Of COVID-19. Sexton Says He Will Push Legislation That Would Pave The Way…

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Commission Discusses Reducing Property Tax Rate, Maintaining Same Tax Revenue

Last Week, The Hamilton County Commission Heard, Upon First Reading, A Resolution To Adopt A New Tax Levy For 2021. The New Property Tax Levy Is A Culmination Of The County Tax Assessor’s 4-Year Reappraisal Process Where All Real And Personal Property Were Sifted Through And All Values Were Reassessed.

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