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Report on college remediation rates maps challenges for Tennessee schools, colleges and policy makers

Although Tennessee’s college remediation rates have improved, many challenges remain according to information provided to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday by Mike Krause, Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education

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Transportation and Safety Committee briefed on the future of autonomous vehicles in Tennessee

The changing transportation industry was highlighted by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) this week in a presentation to the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee.  TDOT officials talked about the future of connected

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Senate Commerce and Labor Committee is updated on the state’s TennCare Program

TennCare Director Dave Roberts testified before the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on Tuesday to provide an overview of TennCare’s coverage and services. As of October 2018, approximately 1.34 million Tennesseans were covered by TennCare,

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Senate Energy, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Committee hears expert testimony on Chronic Wasting Disease in Tennessee’s Deer Population

The Senate Energy, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Committee heard expert testimony this week from wildlife veterinarian, Dr. Dan Grove, and members of the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) regarding the effects of Chronic Wasting

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Number of registered voters hits all-time high in Tennessee

Tennessee has more registered voters than any time in state history according to Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins who spoke about voter participation and election security in the Senate State and Local

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Future Workforce Initiative aims to increase career and technical education to give K-12 students access to high quality technology jobs

Governor Bill Lee announced a major initiative this week to increase access to career and technical education for K-12 students as part of his education agenda for 2019.  The Future Workforce Initiative calls for an increase in science,

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Senate Judiciary Committee approves JaJuan Latham Act strengthening penalties against those convicted of harming a minor during a drive-by shooting

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), February 14, 2019 –  Legislation strengthening penalties against those convicted of harming a minor during a drive-by shooting overcame its first hurdle with passage in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. 

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In Brief: February 8, 2019

Vocational Education / GIVE Act — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced his first legislative initiative, the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE), to expand access to vocational and technical training for Tennessee

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