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2018 Farm Bill provides stability for Tennessee farmers and opportunity to benefit from growing hemp

Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee members were briefed by the Tennessee Farm Bureau and the Department of Agriculture (TDA) this week on the effects of the federal Agriculture Improvement Act enacted by Congress last year. 

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Transportation and Safety Committee are briefed on implementation of the federal REAL ID Act

Tennessee will begin issuing licenses compliant with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005 beginning July 1 according to testimony provided to the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee this week. Lori Bullard, Assistant Commissioner of the

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State Senate promotes transparency in legislative proceedings through interactive website and public television access

Bills began flowing through committees this week as state senators start a thorough examination of the issues before the General Assembly in 2019.  As proposals start moving through the legislative process, citizens will find the General

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Senate Judiciary Committee approves resolutions allowing voters to amend State Constitution as the pace quickens on Capitol Hill

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), February 7, 2019 – The pace quickened on Capitol Hill this week as lawmakers faced the deadline to file bills for the 2019 legislative session.  State senators also moved several important proposals through committees,

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In Brief: February 1, 2019

Direct Support Professionals / DIDD – A report conducted by the State Comptroller’s office shows that funds appropriated to raise the pay of direct support personnel who care for some of Tennessee’s most vulnerable citizens is being used for the

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TDOT Chief Engineer Paul Degges updates Transportation Committee on progress being made on Tennessee Roads

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Chief Engineer Paul Degges gave Senate Transportation Committee members an update this week regarding the status of projects underway as a result of the Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads, and

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Governor Lee prepares to present budget focusing on education, criminal justice reform, and mental health care and rural economic development

Newly inaugurated Governor Bill Lee wasted no time this week in getting to work on one of his most important responsibilities – construction of a state budget.  Commissioners of 25 state government departments and agencies presented

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Veteran support programs are priority for Tennessee’s Higher Education Campuses

Veterans in Tennessee colleges and universities are receiving unprecedented funding and program support through several innovative initiatives that help them get their degree. In a meeting of the Senate Education Committee this week, Tennessee

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