June 7, 2010

Legislature passes no tax budget 

State Senators worked late hours and into the weekend, passing a state budget and approving several important bills as the 2010 legislative session draws closer to adjournment. more…

May 21, 2010

Democrat proposal spends more of the state’s savings and adds vast array of new spending measures despite state’s revenue gap

The Senate Finance Committee and its Budget Subcommittee met this week as members debated several bills that have a financial impact on Tennessee’s state budget. more…

May 14, 2010

Budget moves front and center in busy week on Capitol Hill 

The State Senate passed several key immigration and crime bills this week; however, it was the budget, that was front and center with the presentation of Governor Phil Bredesen’s amended budget package to the Senate Finance Committee. more…

May 7, 2010

Capitol Hill Week overshadowed by destruction from devastating storms

The federal government has declared Shelby, Tipton and Dyer counties as major disaster areas.  We have compiled information from a variety of sources to assist you and provide information during this time. more…

April 22, 2010

Cost saving legislation would overhaul the way state government procures contracts for goods and services  

Major legislation overhauling the way state government contracts for the purchase of up to $25 billion in goods and services has been approved by the Senate State and Local Government Committee. more…

April 8, 2010

Committees prepare to close for 2010 session 

Senate Committees approved several important bills this week as they prepare to close for the 2010 legislative session.  The focus will shift next week to the state budget as the State Legislature plans to conclude the 106th General Assembly within three to four weeks. more…

April 1, 2010

Education headlines Capitol Hill Week with announcement that Tennessee will receive Race to the Top funds

Tennessee will receive approximately $500 million and Delaware $100 million over the next four years to implement a bold plan that will improve public education. more…

March 25, 2010

Senate Republicans urge action on Tennessee Health Freedom Act 

Fueled by the recent passage of federal healthcare legislation in Congress, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville), Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) and members of the Senate Republican Caucus held a press conference on Wednesday urging the state’s House of Representatives to take immediate action to pass the Tennessee Health Freedom Act. more…

March 18, 2010

Bills to honor and assist Tennessee veterans approved in Senate Committees

Senate Committees worked at “full steam” this week as they wrapped up budget hearings for various agencies and departments of state government and moved a number of important bills to the Senate floor for final action. more…

March 11, 2010

Bill seeks to curb illegal drug activity from out-of-state “pill mills” 

The Senate and House Judiciary Committees approved legislation this week to attack a major source of illegal drug activity in Tennessee. more…

March 5, 2010

Lawmakers continue to focus on budget 

The State Senate continued to spend the majority of its time this week hearing budget proposals from various agencies and departments of state government, amid news that Tennessee continues to fall short of budget projections for the current fiscal year. more…

February 25, 2010

Legislative pace quickens

The pace quickened on Capitol Hill this week as committees considered a wide variety of bills and continued to review budget requests from departments and agencies of state governments. more…

February 18, 2010

Legislation advances to make it easier for troops deployed overseas to vote

Legislation making it easier for troops who are deployed overseas to vote is advancing in the State Senate after approval by the State and Local Government Committee this week. more…

February 5, 2010

Governor presents budget proposal

“Unlike Congress, the Tennessee General Assembly is constitutionally bound to balance the budget and we are not going to do it on the backs of the taxpayers,” said Senate Republican Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville). more…

 

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