Norris News – June 23, 2017

Yesterday, I testified at the first meeting of the Congressional Intergovernmental Affairs Task Force convened by Speaker Paul Ryan in Washington, D.C. I represented state governments as Past Chairman of the Council of State Governments.

Congressional Intergovernmental Affairs Task Force

I said, “This hearing comes at an important time. Last week was National Flag Week during which we celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the adoption of this proud symbol of our Nation’s commitment to freedom and federalism in its truest form. We celebrate these days through Independence Day as a time to honor what makes us the United States by focusing upon that which unites us rather than what divides us.”

The Jimmy Daniel Leadership Award

The Jimmy Daniel Leadership Award

On Tuesday, I was honored to receive the Jimmy Daniel Leadership Award presented by U.T. Martin’s WestStar Leadership Program from which I graduated in 1999. The Award recognizes the alum who has made a difference. Thank you WestStar!

After the 2017 WestStar graduation ceremony in Jackson with Senator John Stevens, Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum, UT Martin’s Chancellor Keith Carver, Senator Dolores Gresham, my wife Chris, and Representative Jimmy Eldridge.

After the 2017 WestStar graduation ceremony in Jackson with Senator John Stevens, Weakley County Mayor Jake Bynum, UT Martin’s Chancellor Keith Carver, Senator Dolores Gresham, my wife Chris, and Representative Jimmy Eldridge.

Wednesday Was Bill Signing Day

Senate Bill 1230 – Fighting financial exploitation of elderly and vulnerable adults.

Senate Bill 1230 – Fighting financial exploitation of elderly and vulnerable adults.

 Senate Bill 1267 – Allowing banks to protect elderly and vulnerable adult customers from financial exploitation.

Senate Bill 1267 – Allowing banks to protect elderly and vulnerable adult customers from financial exploitation.

Senate Bill 1279 – Setting up a task force to consider investigating civil rights crimes and cold cases.

Senate Bill 1279 – Setting up a task force to consider investigating civil rights crimes and cold cases.

Next week, I will cover more about new laws enacted this year which will become effective on July 1, 2017. Until then, please remember to celebrate and safeguard our freedom every day as we approach Independence Day next month.

Father's Day was special. Taking extra time to make memories helps keep it real. My boy and I sored a few lips at home!

Father’s Day was special. Taking extra time to make memories helps keep it real. My boy and I sored a few lips at home!

 

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