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What Winter Is It?

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm

     PETTUS READ                                    Tennessee Farm Bureau                        Once again, down at the store, the talk is centered on what kind of winter we are in the grips of, and the vote was tied between Dogwood and Redbud, since both are now in

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  • Session expected to wrap this week

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Billy Spivey

    BILLY SPIVEY state representative In what was likely to be the last full week of Session this year, we scored two more victories by getting HB1858 and HB2425 through the House and across the finish line in the Tennessee General Assembly. This makes for a total of six bills that I’ve been privileged to introduce and blessed to see through to winning votes on the full House floor. It has

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  • Lincoln County has received $2.3M in TAEP funds

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Pat Marsh

    PAT MARSH state representative “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~ -Winston Churchill Session is nearing a close for the year and we have suspended a lot of our rules to allow legislation to move more freely and quickly through committees and to the floor for a vote. We should be through for this session either this week or

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  • Families continue paying the price for big business

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Tennessee families struggling to have their autistic children treated liked other kids were dealt another blow when they learned a bill was pulled in the Tennessee General Assembly that would have increased insurance coverage for children with au-tism. Children that are on the autism spectrum deal with develop-mental disabilities that typically cause significant social, com-munication and behavioral challenges. Medical costs associated with doctors, pharmaceuticals and similar medical necessities as well

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  • Community notification bill ready for governor

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Billy Spivey

    BILLY SPIVEY state representative The past week has been quite an adventure here in the Tennessee State Legislature! Last Thursday’s Session kicked off its regular calendar with consideration of HB1860, the “community notification of certain sexual offenders” bill that I introduced this year and have been fighting to get over the finish line. The Senate version of the bill, SB2398, sponsored by Senator Jim Tracy, had already cleared the Senate,

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  • Bill gives parents, teachers more input on textbooks

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 5:43 am

    Pat Marsh

    PAT MARSH state representative “You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help small men by tearing down the big men.” ~ Abraham Lincoln I have written many times about how staff at the Legislature and the State in general are very professional, competent and very eager to help when I have a concern. I wanted to let you know that a lot of these folks are

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  • Community notification bill up for House vote

    Posted on April 1, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Billy Spivey

    BILLY SPIVEY state representative Last year was my first time witnessing Session from inside the State Legislature, and, since being honored with that experience, I have often described the progress of a legislative season here in Nashville as being something like a train that starts in January and just keeps on picking up steam from there. It rolls quickly out of the gate and just gets faster from there. It

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