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House Civil Justice Committee Members Work To Improve Tennessee’s Civil Justice System In 2017

October 18, 2017

(NASHVILLE) — During the 2017 legislative session, members of the House Civil Justice Committee — led by Chairman Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) — effectively improved Tennessee’s civil justice system. Committee members advanced a total of 58 legislative initiatives in 2017; forty-one were signed into law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. These initiatives remove certain limitations and […]

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe, Announce Hörman, LLC To Establish Facility in White County Creating 200 Jobs

October 6, 2017

News Release from the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development SPARTA, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Hörmann, LLC officials announced today that the company will invest nearly $64 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Sparta. Hörmann plans to create approximately 200 new jobs […]

House Criminal Justice Committee Enhances Safety and Security for Tennesseans

October 3, 2017

(NASHVILLE) — Throughout the first half of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly, members of the House Criminal Justice Committee energetically worked to strengthen laws that enhanced the safety and security of citizens in communities across the state. Thanks to the hard work of committee members, the panel advanced 50 legislative initiatives that were signed into […]

Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams Reacts To Representative McDaniel’s Decision Not To Seek Re-election After 2018

September 29, 2017

(NASHVILLE) — House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) today thanked Deputy Speaker Steve McDaniel (R-Parkers Crossroads) after McDaniel announced he would not seek re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives following the 2018 legislative session. Deputy Speaker McDaniel is currently one of the longest-tenured members of the House Republican Caucus. Presently, McDaniel is in his fifteenth term and was […]

House Business & Utilities Committee Members Support Tennessee’s Continued Economic Growth In 2017

September 27, 2017

(NASHVILLE) — During the 2017 legislative session, House Business and Utilities Committee members — led by Chairman Pat Marsh (R-Shelbyville) — effectively supported Tennessee’s job growth and upheld the consumer rights of citizens across the state. Committee members advanced a total of 34 legislative initiatives in 2017; thirty were signed into law by Tennessee Governor […]

Representative Williams Supports Recommendations Made By Speaker Harwell’s Task Force On Opioid Abuse

September 8, 2017

Republican Caucus Chairman eager to find new solutions to end epidemic (NASHVILLE) — House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) today commended members of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Opioid Abuse and thanked them for their work addressing the opioid epidemic paralyzing Tennessee and the entire nation. Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) convened the task force at […]

State Representative David Hawk Selected To Participate In Henry Toll Fellowship Program

August 16, 2017

Assistant Majority Leader is the only Tennessee lawmaker selected for prestigious program (NASHVILLE) — State Representative David Hawk (R-Greeneville) has been chosen to represent Tennessee at the Council of State Governments (CSG) Henry Toll Fellowship Program Aug. 25-30 in Lexington, Kentucky. Hawk is the only Tennessee lawmaker participating in the prestigious program. According to the […]

State Representative Ron Gant & State Senator Dolores Gresham Announce Monogram Refrigeration Expansion

August 14, 2017

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ron Gant (R-Rossville) and State Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) today announced that Monogram Refrigeration, LLC is creating 210 new jobs by expanding its manufacturing facility in Selmer, Tennessee. A leading producer of upscale refrigerators, freezers, and other refrigeration products, Monogram is making a $9.3 million investment in the facility by adding […]

Speaker Harwell Appoints Representative Howell To Ocoee River Recreation & Economic Development Board

August 1, 2017

Board will oversee future investments made to preserve the treasured Ocoee River and maintain economic growth (NASHVILLE) — Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville)  today appointed State Representative Dan Howell (R-Georgetown) to the Ocoee River Recreation & Economic Development Fund Board. The board was created with the passage of House Bill 74 sponsored by Howell during the 2017 legislative session. […]

Harwell appoints Mayor Jill Holland to the Emergency Communications Board

July 25, 2017

NASHVILLE – Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) today announced the appointment of Jill Holland to the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board. Holland is the Mayor of McKenzie, Tennessee. “Mayor Holland is uniquely qualified to serve on the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board, and I believe the board will benefit from her voice and expertise,” said Speaker Harwell. “I […]