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May Revenues

June 20, 2017

News Release from the Department of Finance & Administration NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee tax revenues exceeded budgeted estimates in May. Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin today announced that overall May revenues were $1.1 billion, which is $53.1 million more than the state budgeted. “Total reported revenues in May reflect significant improvement compared […]

Representative Lamberth Appointed To Blue Ribbon Task Force On Juvenile Justice By House Speaker Beth Harwell

June 19, 2017

(NASHVILLE) — Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) today announced that she has appointed State Representative William Lamberth (R-Cottontown) to the Joint Ad Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice. The Chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee is one of four legislative members selected to serve as part of the task force. […]

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Minth Group Ltd. To Establish New Manufacturing Plant In Lewisburg

June 19, 2017

News Release from the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development China-based auto supplier to invest $13.2 million, create 200 jobs  LEWISBURG, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Minth Group Ltd. officials announced today that the automotive supplier will invest $13.2 million over the next […]

Speaker Beth Harwell appoints Dr. Ken Moore to Tennessee Local Development Authority

June 15, 2017

NASHVILLE – Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) announced today she has appointed Dr. Ken Moore, who also serves as the Mayor of Franklin, Tennessee, to the Tennessee Local Development Authority (TLDA). The TLDA is responsible for issuing bonds for local governments to provide funding for needed projects. These projects can include water, sewer, or solid waste […]

Speakers create and appoint Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice

June 10, 2017

NASHVILLE – Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) and Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) this week announced the formation of the Joint Ad Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice. The task force will be co-chaired by Speaker Harwell and Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville). The task force will study, evaluate, analyze, and […]

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell’s Letter to Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III

June 2, 2017

Tennessee Capitol Report for May 21st Highlights the 2017 session of the 110th General Assembly including bills that Governor Haslam has signed into law

May 19, 2017

News release from WKNO-TV Memphis Memphis, Tennessee, May 17, 2017 – TENNESSEE CAPITOL REPORT concludes its third season as a 30-minute show on Tennessee’s Public Television stations this Sunday. Shot on location at the State Capitol in Nashville, the show offers in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes video covering Tennessee’s Legislature. This weekend, airing on Sunday morning, […]

Representative Ron Travis Praises North American Expansion Of Nokian Tyres

May 18, 2017

Finland-based tire manufacturer to bring 400 new jobs to Rhea County (NASHVILLE) — Today, State Representative Ron Travis (R–Dayton) joined State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Governor Bill Haslam to announce that Nokian Tyres will build its first North American manufacturing facility in Rhea County. The Finland-based tire manufacturer plans to invest $360 million in […]

House Republicans Support Legislation To Protect The Unborn

May 18, 2017

(NASHVILLE) — This week, House Republicans passed legislation sponsored by State Representative Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) that protects the lives of Tennessee’s unborn children. House Bill 1189, also known as the Tennessee Infants Protection Act, prohibits abortions — except in medical emergency — after 24 weeks and requires testing to determine viability of an unborn child […]

House Republicans Create A Culture Of Respect For Tennessee’s Educators

May 18, 2017

(NASHVILLE) – This week, Republican lawmakers passed legislation sponsored by State Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin) that establishes a strong foundation for the rights of Tennessee’s educators. House Bill 174, also known as the Teacher’s Bill of Rights, is supported by the Professional Educators of Tennessee. The legislation ensures that licensed educators in our state are […]