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State Representative Michael Curcio Sits Down For Chairman’s Chat

February 13, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — Recently, State Representative Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) was a guest of House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) as part of a new social media segment titled Chairman’s Chat. During their conversation, Curcio provided Chairman Williams with insight on topics ranging from why he chose to serve, his role as Vice-Chairman of the House […]

State Representative Andrew Farmer Introduces Legislation That Cuts Costs For Tennessee’s Farmers

February 12, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) today introduced legislation designed to cut costs on permit fees for Tennessee’s farmers. House Bill 1796 exempts operators of farm trucks weighing more than 9,000 pounds from obtaining farm or other seasonal operating permits when their vehicle is used to move horticultural, agricultural, and dairy products or livestock […]

Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) Joins Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) For A Chairman Chat

February 12, 2018

Representative Mike Carter Introduces Legislation Ending Mandatory Emissions Testing

February 8, 2018

HB 1782 receives unanimous support from Chattanooga Legislative Delegation (NASHVILLE) – State Representative Mike Carter (R-Ooltewah), State Senator Bo Watson (R-Hixson), and State Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) today introduced legislation that would end mandatory emissions testing for vehicles in Tennessee. House Bill 1782 — which is receiving unanimous support from members of the Chattanooga Legislative […]

State Representatives Matthew Hill, Micah Van Huss Announce Grant Award For Town Of Jonesborough

February 8, 2018

(NASHVILLE) – State Representative Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) and State Representative Micah Van Huss (R-Johnson City) today announced a $100,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) has been awarded to the Town of Jonesborough. The monies were allocated to the town by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) for commercial façade improvements. They can […]

State Representative Kevin Vaughan Passes First Bill In House Chamber

February 7, 2018

House Bill 1500 streamlines accounting and financial reporting standards (NASHVILLE) — State Representative Kevin Vaughan (R-Collierville) has officially passed his first bill as a member of the Tennessee General Assembly and the House Republican Caucus. House Bill 1500 streamlines local government operations by updating the Local Government Modernization Act of 2005. This ensures that local […]

State Representative Bill Dunn Spearheads Efforts To Help Combat Tennessee Opioid Epidemic

February 7, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — While the federal government has only just commenced conversation about the opioid epidemic, Tennessee leads the way in fighting the situation here at home. This week, State Representative Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) was chosen by House Majority Leader Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) and Governor Bill Haslam to shepherd House Bill 1832 through the legislative […]

Representative Forgety Introduces Legislation Providing Tennesseans A Fresh Start Through Education

February 7, 2018

  (NASHVILLE) — State Representative John Forgety (R-Athens) today introduced a measure aimed at giving Tennesseans a fresh start in life by utilizing the state’s available education opportunities. House Bill 1780 permits an individual who has a Class E felony conviction to apply for a records expunction immediately after he or she earns a certificate […]

Representative Jimmy Eldridge Hosts Jackson Chapter Of Vietnam Veterans Of America In House Chamber

February 7, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — Monday night, State Representative Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson) hosted 11 members of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 995 from Jackson, Tennessee. During their visit to the House chamber, VVA members conducted the 13 Folds of the U.S. Flag Ceremony — a flag folding ceremony performed at funeral services of the brave men […]

Representative Michael Curcio Sponsors Resolution To Bring James K. Polk’s Remains Back Home

February 7, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) today announced that he is sponsoring a resolution to bring the remains of late U.S. President James K. Polk back home to Maury County. The measure expresses support for the relocation of Polk’s tomb from the grounds of the State Capitol to the President James K. Polk Home […]