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Monday, February 19, 2018

Tennessee Senate action
State Senator Steve Southerland says the Senate recently moved several pieces of legislation. R Reentry Incentive Grant program aims to reduce recidivism in Tennessee jails. Legislation calling for an innovative pilot program to provide grants to local county sheriffs or to probation departments that are successful in reducing recidivism passed through committee. The bill would provide $2 million in grants to fund a three-year successful reentry program in four Tennessee counties. The bill now is headed to the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee for consideration. A bill which seeks to foster parent-teacher engagement in the earliest grades of a child's education was unanimouslyapproved by the Senate Education Committee. It proposes a three-year, voluntary pilot program under the Tennessee Department of Education to test the best practices models for parent-teacher conferencing in six schools across the state within K-2nd grade classrooms. The Department of Education will set up an application process for schools that are interested in participating in the pilot program and will decide which models to use. Fostering engagement will help parents understand the skills their children should be mastering and how to help at home. The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability tells lawmakers that charities serving the elderly will benefit from $36 million provided by the settlement of nursing home litigation. The final order issued by the court means non-government funds will go to major statewide initiatives serving elderly Tennesseans in four areas: affordable housing, transportation, dental and legal assistance.


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Friday, June 22, 2018

  • Faison/Fodness debate
  • I-40 work schedule
  • Jobless numbers
  • Trustee Office transfer clarification

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

  • Celebrating Cosby
  • July 4 travel to be a record breaker
  • Tarriff talk
  • Keeping families together
  • Storytelling at Cades Cove

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

  • Trucks in downtown Newport
  • Murphy is sentenced
  • Association Health Plans
  • Corker and Alexander oppose separating families
  • Roe talks re-election
  • Hamblen drownings

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

  • Commercial District approved for West Highway 25/70
  • Mason ordered to serve 12 years
  • Douglas Lake boating incident
  • Rausch appointed TBI head

    Monday, June 18, 2018

  • FSA Committee
  • U Haul fire on I-40
  • Suicide is up in Tennessee
  • Whiskey tarriffs
  • TVA cutting rebates aimed at energy conservation
  • Gas prices are dropping slowly
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