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Gene Davidson

Farmers honored on Nat’l Ag Day

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 3:51 pm

GENE DAVIDSON, state executive director, Tennessee USDA Farm Service Agency For more than 40 years we have celebrated National Ag Day as a time to pause and honor the American farmer. Today, our farmers are the most productive and efficient in the world with each one helping feed more than 144 people.  We thank you, as well as everyone who plays a role in producing the food, fiber and fuel

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  • Eight bills run through committees

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Pat Marsh

    PAT MARSH state representative “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”~ Thomas Edison I think this past week was our busiest week yet so far this year. I ran 8 different bills of mine through the committee system and had visits from lots of different people including The Bedford County Leadership group and the Lincoln County

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  • Hamburger Day draws Lincoln County crowd

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Pat Marsh

    PAT MARSH state representative “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.” ~ Mark Twain Legislative Session seems to be in full swing with about 1,400 bills set to go through the system. We have 115 bills

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  • What do vouchers mean to taxpayers?

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    DR. TAMMY GRISSOM, TSBA executive director A school voucher is a publicly funded credit or certificate whereby a student may be enrolled in a private school and apply the credit to tuition. So, why should Tennessee taxpayers care? 1. Vouchers use your money to help pay for a student to go to a private school that answers to private administrators and not you the taxpayer. Public schools must answer to

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  • 114th Congress must be a time for action for the American people

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Scott DesJarlais

    SCOTT DESJARLAIS u.s. congressman Countless Tennesseans are still struggling to deal with economic hardships created by policies put forth by the Obama administration — policies that have grown government at the expense of private sector jobs. And while the political class in Washington has prospered these past few years, too many hardworking small business owners and middle class families have not. The 114th Congress must be a time for action

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  • The United States without nuclear power

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Sen. Lamar Alexander

    LAMAR ALEXANDER u.s. senator The day the United States is without nuclear power is a day we don’t want to see in our country’s future. That may seem like a distant and unlikely scenario to some, but in fact, it’s a very real threat to our economy and way of life – and an important part of the energy agenda I laid out last week at the Nuclear Energy Institute.

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  • Marsh has 15 bills on agenda this session

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Pat Marsh

    PAT MARSH state representative “Individually we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” ~ Ryunosuke Satoro This week the legislative session kicked into a much higher gear as the bills started going through the committee system. I have 15 bills on my agenda for this session. Four of them will be going to the subcommittees next week and then hopefully on to the full committee the following week. We

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