Johnson builds momentum of prosperity in Senate race

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By Kerri Bartlett Proud of Tennessee’s fiscal condition with a consecutive surplus, low unemployment rate and cut in taxes, Sen. Jack Johnson, R-Franklin, wants to continue the momentum as he runs for re-election in the 23rd District. Seeking his fourth term, Johnson could also soon take the highest seat in the Senate as Majority Leader if re-elected to serve the … Read More

10th Annual Boots and Jeans, BBQ and Beans Event

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Please join State Senator Jack Johnson for his 10th Annual Boots and Jeans, BBQ and Beans event with Special Guest, Congressman Marsha Blackburn, honoring the Williamson County Republican State House Candidates: State Representative Glen Casada, State Representative Charles Sargent and Colonel Sam Whitson (Republican Nominee for the 65th House District). BBQ provided by Martin’s BBQ and music by Charlie Richards … Read More

Senator Johnson Introduces Legislation to Ban Local Hire Requirements

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LEGISLATION WOULD BAN CITY AND COUNTY GOVERNMENTS FROM REQUIRING THAT LOCAL COMPANIES BIDDING ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS EMPLOY WORKERS WHO LIVE WITHIN THEIR JURISDICTION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                               Contact: Darlene Schlicher … Read More

Get your tickets to see Governor Scott Walker today!

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I am excited to announce that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be my special guest this year at our 9th Annual Boots and Jeans, BBQ and Beans event being held on August 23, 2015 from 4-7 PM at the Factory at Franklin.  I hope you will be able to join us!  Reserve your tickets today. Sincerely,         … Read More

Governor Haslam presents budget proposal focusing on education and jobs for Tennesseans

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Education and jobs were the focus on Capitol Hill this week as Governor Bill Haslam unveiled his proposal to fund state government for the 2015-2016 fiscal year in his annual State of the State Address.  The $33.3 billion balanced budget makes strategic investments in education and workforce development, while continuing a thoughtful approach to making government work more efficiently and … Read More

General Assembly wraps up Special Session

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The first Extraordinary Session of the 109th General Assembly adjourned on Wednesday after three days of legislative deliberations on Governor Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee proposal.  The action to adjourn came after the Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted 7 to 4 against giving the Governor authorization to enter into a contract with the federal government to expand the number of … Read More

General Assembly to Reconvene Regular 2015 Legislative Session on Monday as Governor Prepares to Deliver Budget Address

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Now that the Special Session is complete, the General Assembly will reconvene the regular session on Monday evening, when lawmakers will gather to hear Governor Bill Haslam’s fifth annual budget address.  Rising healthcare costs to the TennCare program combined with inflationary growth for the state’s Basic Education Program have compounded the state’s budget problems during the slow economic recovery.  These … Read More

Brooking Report Heralds Tennessee’s New Labor Education Alignment Program

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Tennessee’s new Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) has been heralded as a model for other states to follow, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the Brookings Institute, a private nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and innovative policy solutions.  The competitive grant program provides for cooperative efforts between government, education and businesses to fill the skills gaps … Read More

Taskforce Set To Examine Tennessee Sentencing Structure, Recidivism Rate

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A task force formed by Governor Bill Haslam meets Thursday in Nashville to continue studying the state’s sentencing structure and examine ways to reduce Tennessee’s high recidivism rate, or the number of people returning to prison within three years of being released.  The goal of the task force is to develop recommendations for the Governor and his cabinet in an … Read More

Sen. Jack Johnson reappointed Chairman of Senate Commerce and Labor Committee

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(NASHVILLE, TN), – State Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) has been reappointed Chairman of the Senate Commerce and Labor.  The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey as the General Assembly wrapped up a week of organization duties.   The Commerce Committee has jurisdiction over legislation concerning banking and lending institutions; communications; regulation and licensing of occupations; protections of trade … Read More