Governor Lee signs tax repeal eliminating a 10% tax on smaller gyms

Governor Lee signs tax repeal eliminating a 10% tax on smaller gyms

FROM: News Channel 5 – By: Kyle Horan – NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 10-percent tax on boutique gyms and fitness studios was eliminated Monday afternoon by Governor Bill Lee and the state legislature. The Amusement Tax was a decades old tax on small gyms in Tennessee. Not affecting large gyms, the tax applies to individual memberships and can costs gyms and fitness enthusiasts hundreds of dollars. Governor Lee signed

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Hillsboro School educator one of three honored by state for pioneering financial education

Hillsboro School educator one of three honored by state for pioneering financial education

FROM: Brentwood Homepage – TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY- This week the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission honored three Tennessee educators for taking the lead in bringing financial education tools to their students. Kara Campbell, Cody Hawks, and Candiace Dandridge were each presented with the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Leadership Award by Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. at an event on Tuesday evening. Chris Holmes, a longtime TNFLC board member, was also

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Senator Dolores Gresham Champions Governor Lee’s Education Savings Accounts Bill Through Education Committee

Senator Dolores Gresham Champions Governor Lee’s Education Savings Accounts Bill Through Education Committee

FROM: The Tennessee Star – NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Governor Bill Lee’s most significant education initiative, Education Savings Accounts, made it through another major hurdle as it passed the Senate Education Committee Wednesday by a vote of 6 to 3. Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville), who is also the Chair of the Education Committee, carried the bill as SB 0795. As such, Sen. Gresham turned the gavel over to 1st Vice-Chair, Senator Brian

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Commentary: A Family Illness Highlighted the Importance of Educational Freedom

Commentary: A Family Illness Highlighted the Importance of Educational Freedom

FROM: The Tennessee Star – Sam Nienow – Why is educational freedom a personal issue to me? Because 17 years ago, my big brother had cancer. In 2002, when my brother was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, he received excellent care at Vanderbilt Medical Center. But the treatment and recovery still took months, and I spent much of that time with him. Our dad worked at the GM plant in

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Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham appointed by governor to state advisory committee

Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham appointed by governor to state advisory committee

FROM: Spring Hill Homepage – By ALEXANDER WILLIS – Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham was appointed on Monday to serve on the state’s Local Government Planning Advisory Committee (LGPAC) by Governor Bill Lee. In addition to serving as city mayor, Graham also serves as the Vice Chair of the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, a body that seeks to prioritize and plan projects seeking government funding. The announcement of Graham’s

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US Education Secretary DeVos visiting Nashville middle school with Gov. Lee

US Education Secretary DeVos visiting Nashville middle school with Gov. Lee

FROM: WSMV – NASHVILLE (WSMV) – Gov. Bill Lee and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be visiting a Midstate school on Monday. The leaders will be discussing state-based school choice policy proposals and how Education Freedom Scholarships could help move their efforts forward. Monday’s event will be held at LEAD Cameron Middle School in south Nashville. This charter school has made significant improvements over the last few years. According to

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Huge Victory For Governor Bill Lee as Education Savings Account Bill Passes 14 to 9 in House Education Committee

Huge Victory For Governor Bill Lee as Education Savings Account Bill Passes 14 to 9 in House Education Committee

FROM: The Tennessee Star – NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The much anticipated vote by the House Education Committee on Governor Bill Lee’s Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) proposal resulted in a huge victory on Wednesday with a 14 to 9 vote in favor of the bill. House Hearing Room I was once again standing room only, despite the early 8 a.m. start time. As with previous meetings, there were attendees wearing red signaling

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Tennessee gym tax repeal receives bipartisan approval in House

Tennessee gym tax repeal receives bipartisan approval in House

FROM: The Tennessean – A bill seeking to repeal a tax on small gyms, fitness centers and health clubs in Tennessee was unanimously approved in the House on Thursday. The legislation, which has the support of Gov. Bill Lee, would eliminate a nearly 10 percent tax that has been imposed on the various small-business owners since the 1980s. Last month the governor vowed to include money in his proposed budget to offset

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Republican Senate Leaders Praise Gov. Lee’s ‘Conservative’ Budget in State of the State Address

Republican Senate Leaders Praise Gov. Lee’s ‘Conservative’ Budget in State of the State Address

FROM: The Tennessee Star – Reactions poured in from Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s first State of the State and budget address, which was delivered Monday night. The responses included statements by three Republican Senate leaders. Lt. Gov. and Sen. Randy McNally (R-TN-05) said: “In his first State of the State address, Bill Lee rightly pointed out the successes of the past while charting a new course for the future. His words tonight lived up to

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Governor Bill Lee’s First State of the State Address Strikes a Positive Tone, Receiving 20 Standing Ovations

Governor Bill Lee’s First State of the State Address Strikes a Positive Tone, Receiving 20 Standing Ovations

FROM: The Tennessee Star – NASHVILLE, Tennessee – In his first State of the State Address, Governor Bill Lee struck an uplifting tone while laying out the four priorities of his legislative and budget agenda in an hour-long speech that received about 20 standing ovations. In a joint session of the Tennessee General Assembly held in the House chambers, that also included the Governor’s cabinet and staff as well as a

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