This has been an amazing couple of weeks. I learned more about our local medical community and about initiatives for workforce development here in TN. Then a quiz! What do the Pilgrims, a pig farmer, a truck driver, a professional football player, a preacher from Barbados, two historians, and your retired Lt. Col. have in common?
I want to invite you to my Fundraiser at the historic Hazel Path Mansion July 25th, 2013.
The last few weeks I have spent a lot of time in the White House area of District 45 and it was time well spent. Please read to the end, because I have included a ‘Help Your Neighbor’ moment!
Well, the kids are out of school and there is a new element added to trying to maintain balance with family and community and responsibilities!
In the last edition of ‘The Latest’ I had promised to go over some of the high points of the TN Workers’ Compensation Reform Act of 2013. The reason for reform is multi-faceted.
The last week of session went by in a long, protracted blur – bills, amendments added, amendments that strip all previous amendments, fiery debates and speeches. Endurance was the name of the game.
April 15, 2013
Good news from the Secretary of State Tre Hargett (who is also a Forty-fiver in case you didn’t know)! The City of White House application for a library construction grant in an amount not to exceed $100,000 has been approved!
April 8, 2013
On the floor…
HB 0153 (SB 0159), which I had the privilege of carrying with Leader McCormick passed off the floor! This bill is beneficial all around for economic, environmental, and individual concerns by streamlining the hearing process for contested environmental cases resulting from the issuance or denial of a permit or from a violation from the TDEC.
April 1, 2013
Government Spending. A victory (pending the Senate)! My first bill moved through the house! It was in regards to ‘The Copeland Cap.’ The cap is a spending limitation for TN government; the index used is personal income.
March 25, 2013
Good news from the House Floor!
House Bill 534 passed with flying colors! This bill prohibits a state higher education institution that grants recognition to any student organization from discriminating against student organizations on the basis of: