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. more…

Norris News – June 14, 2017
Let us mark the beginning of the next two centuries of freedom by honoring the beginning of Old Glory’s 240th anniversary all year long. more…

Norris News – May 12, 2017
The 2017 session of the 110th General Assembly has adjourned to become a part of Tennessee history with some of the most important bills of the year being approved during the final week of legislative action. more…

Norris News – May 5, 2017
Senate Bill 887, sponsored by Deputy Speaker Ferrell Haile (R-Gallatin) and Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) would establish the “Zero to Three Initiative Courts” within either a Juvenile Court or General Sessions Court, similar to Tennessee’s Drug Courts. more…

Norris News – April 28, 2017
The legislation, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), aims to meet necessary skill standards of industries in Tennessee as part of the LEAP program. more…

Norris News – April 21, 2017
“We are taking some of the excess revenues we have for Tennesseans and reallocating those to return as much as we can to the taxpayers,” said Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville). more…

Norris News – April 14, 2017
Senate Bill 1220, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), authorizes the Department of Transportation (TDOT) to pay up to 100 percent of the cost to repair or replace bridges on local roadways through a new “High Priority” category in the state-aid highway program. more…

Norris News – April 7, 2017
“Bankers are often on the frontlines of witnessing attempted exploitation and these tools will give them greater flexibility to protect vulnerable Tennesseans,” said Sen. Norris. more…

Norris News – March 31, 2017
Last Friday, Lipscomb University became the 19th “VETS” campus. This is made possible through legislation sponsored by Senator Mark Norris in 2014. more…

Norris News – March 24, 2017
“We have worked diligently to rebuild our state, not only with a focus on keeping our roads and bridges safe, but to reallocate revenues to maximize the return to Tennessee taxpayers,” said Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville). more…

Norris News – March 17, 2017
“We need better access, not bigger government,” said Sen. Norris. “Broadband is critical to commerce and the quality of life of every Tennessean and is essential for our current and future education and economic initiatives.” more…

Norris News – March 10, 2017
The State Senate approved major legislation to make Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college. more…

Norris News – March 3, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris announced comprehensive legislation to address abuse of elderly or vulnerable adults in Tennessee. more…

Norris News – February 24, 2017
I am excited to sponsor SB1215, the Broadband Accessibility Act, this year. 34% of rural Tennessee is unserved. That’s 725,000 Tennesseans without adequate access! more…

Norris News – February 17, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) has been reappointed chairman of the Senate Veterans Subcommittee. more…

Norris News – February 10, 2017
This week saw the Senate begin its work for the year. The committee system is the foundation of the good work the General Assembly does. Bills and department budgets began being presented in earnest this week. more…

Norris News – February 3, 2017
The new law, sponsored by Senator Norris, prescribed local boards for Austin Peay State University, East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Memphis. more…

Norris News – January 28, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) has been reelected Chairman of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR). more…

Norris News – January 20, 2017
Today we saw the best of America: not just the peaceful transfer of power from one political party to another or from one President to the next, but from Washington back to the people. more…

Norris News – January 13, 2017
“You know, food insecurity, let’s call it what it is, hunger, is a problem in Tennessee just like every state, and it’s really unacceptable to us so we do what we can to help alleviate that. We provide funding each year for several food banks statewide but this gives some extra oompf,” said Senator Mark Norris. more…

Norris News – January 6, 2017
Those of us who had the honor to be re-elected by our constituents last November will take the oath of office. Chris will be with me to hold our family Bible as I’m sworn into my fifth term of office at Noon. more…

 

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