Norris News – December 2, 2016
November was Historic! more…

Norris News
September 16, 2016 On the eve of Constitution Day, I’m reminded of Benjamin Franklin’s response when asked whether we’d created a republic or a monarchy; “A republic…if you can keep it.” more…

Norris News – Happy Labor Day!
September 2, 2016 Labor Day is a good time to reflect on our progress in workforce development in Tennessee. Unemployment is down, and prospects for new employment opportunities are up. more…

News from Nashville
July 29, 2016 Tennessee’s “Sales Tax Holiday” is this weekend! As all holidays are cause for celebration, this one is no different. more…

The Attorney General Agrees for Us to Proceed with the Lawsuit!
July 13, 2016 Thanks to the support of SJR467, the Refugee Resettlement Resolution, we are now free to enforce your rights against unconstitutional refugee resettlement. more...

News from Nashville
June 30, 2016 “These are troubled times in which we live. Now, more than ever, we must re-dedicate ourselves to the cause of freedom and the knowledge required to appreciate and sustain it. With your encouragement and support, we will. Happy 240th, America! Here’s to Old Glory’s 240th next year!” more…

Statement from Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris regarding Supreme Court ruling blocking President’s Obama’s controversial executive actions on immigration
June 23, 2016  Sen. Norris said, “The Supreme Court struck a blow for liberty today and against regulation without representation,” regarding the decision. “It matters who governs and it matters when the power of those who govern is unconstitutionally usurped.” more…

News from Nashville
June 14, 2016 I am proud to salute the American Flag today and every day. As we approach our nation’s 240th Anniversary on July 4, let us recommit ourselves to courage and “to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” more…

News from Nashville
June 1, 2016 This is a day to celebrate our statehood and our sovereignty as a state. It is also a day to be mindful that our Constitution also provides “(t)hat government being instituted for the common benefit, the doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.” more…

News from Nashville
May 23, 2016 In response Senator Norris gave the following statement: “I consider the ‘guidance letter’ to be of neither legal force nor effect. A letter is not the law. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration has issued the letter as though it were law. more…

News from Nashville
April 26, 2016 The “Rural Economic Opportunity Act of 2016,” sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) has two components that aim to alleviate unemployment in these areas by supporting jobs and economic development. more…

News from Nashville
April 15, 2016 “Senate Bill 2653 is the Balanced Budget Act of 2016,” said Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), sponsor of the legislation. more…

News from Nashville
April 8, 2016 This includes a major bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) to spur economic development in some of the state’s most economically distressed counties. more…

News from Nashville
April 2, 2016 “Balancing the budget is the most important work we do every year,” said Senator Norris. “Assuring our taxpayers the best return on their investment is critical. This budget accomplishes these objectives.” more…

News from Nashville
March 26, 2016 Legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) protecting Tennessee’s farming industry was given final approval this week as the General Assembly recognized “Ag Week.” more…

News from Nashville
March 18, 2016 The Senate Judiciary approved major legislation this week sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) aiming to reduce crime and improve public safety. more…

News from Nashville
March 11, 2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a major bill this week strengthening Tennessee’s DUI laws. The proposal, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), requires immediate sharing of an impaired driver’s DUI arrest and conviction history with law enforcement, the courts and the National Crime Information Centers (NCIC). more…

News from Nashville
March 4, 2016 A resolution sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) concerning the federal Refugee Resettlement Program has been validated by comments from NATO commander, General Philip Breedlove this week. more…

News from Nashville
February 26, 2016 Senate Bill 2566, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) and Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains), was given approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee and is part of a package of bills submitted to the legislature by Governor Bill Haslam. more…

News from Nashville
February 20, 2016 Education moved front and center this week as the Focus on College and University Success (FOCUS) Act passed its first legislative test with approval by the Senate Government Operations Committee on Wednesday. more…

News from Nashville
February 13, 2016 The full Senate has approved a bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), which sets the framework for how provisions can be made by persons while living for alternative access to digital assets such as Facebook, Linked-in and email accounts. more…

News from Nashville
February 5, 2016 Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) visited the Tri-Cities area on Thursday and Friday. He was the keynote speaker at Northeast State Community College’s Blountville Campus on Friday recognizing the VETS Campus designation. more…

News from Nashville
January 29, 2016 Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson appeared before the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee this week urging state lawmakers to look to the future when deciding how to spend state funds and excess state revenues. more…

Senate Convenes 2016 Legislative Session
January 15, 2016 The Tennessee General Assembly returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to begin the 2016 legislative session with a host of issues slated for discussion this year including the state budget, jobs, education, criminal justice, transportation, prescription drug abuse and taxes. more…

 

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