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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Fair board thanks volunteers and sponsors for ‘leap of faith’

Fair board thanks volunteers and sponsors for ‘leap of faith’

FROM: Williamson Herald – This year’s Williamson County Fair will mark the 15th anniversary of the popular event.  After an almost 50-year absence, the fair tradition was resurrected in 2005 by a group of dedicated community leaders and county officials in an effort to highlight the agricultural industry that was once the mainstay of this fast-growing county. About 200 sponsors and volunteers gathered at the Ag Expo Park Tuesday night

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Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge resolution clears Health Committee, faces Senate floor next

Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge resolution clears Health Committee, faces Senate floor next

FROM: Franklin Homepage – By RACHAEL LONG – State senators on the Health and Welfare Committee passed a resolution Wednesday recognizing the suicide problem at the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge. The resolution was carried through the House by Rep. Sam Whitson (R-Franklin), who worked with Sen. Jack Johnson to get the resolution on the Senate Health and Welfare Committee’s consent agenda for Wednesday afternoon.  The resolution details the high number of deaths that have occurred at

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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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Williamson lawmakers support Gov. Bill Lee’s Education Savings Accounts plan, though it won’t touch their county

Williamson lawmakers support Gov. Bill Lee’s Education Savings Accounts plan, though it won’t touch their county

FROM: The Tennessean – Gov. Bill Lee’s proposed education savings account program, which will give state money to students in failing schools for education opportunities, is backed by powerful players in the legislature from Williamson County. Their support for Lee’s initiative stands in stark contrast to the county’s school leaders, who vehemently oppose Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) and voucher programs. Lee, who also calls Williamson County home, unveiled his plan for

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Tennessee General Assembly Recognizes The Franklin Band with Official Proclamation

Tennessee General Assembly Recognizes The Franklin Band with Official Proclamation

FROM: Williamson Source – The award-winning Franklin Band received a proclamation last week from the Tennessee General Assembly, recognizing the band’s successful 2018 marching season. The proclamation was sponsored by Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson, Representative Glen Casada of the 63rd House District, Representative Sam Whitson of the 65th House District, and Representative Brandon Ogles of the 61st House District. Representative Ogles, a proud graduate of Franklin High School, presented the

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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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