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  The Arkansas Senate on Monday passed three bills targeting employer-mandated coronavirus vaccinations, as a contentious debate over pandemic-related measures overshadowed congressional redistricting once again on the 114th day of the 2021 regular session. Senate Bill 739 by Sen. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, would require employers that mandate vaccinations to provide an exemption process for workers, including requiring them to produce a...
  Because of living conditions, as well as starvation, numerous Irish fled Ireland to come to the United States. It is no wonder that James Joyce described the Atlantic Ocean as a “bowl of bitter tears” and an earlier poet wrote, “They are going, going, going and we cannot bid them stay.”   Today in Tennessee over 7,000 teachers are already eligible...
  Leading U.S.-based firearms manufacturer will invest more than $125 million to relocate from Springfield, Massachusetts to Maryville, Tennessee Company will create 750 new jobs in Blount County   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. officials today announced the U.S.-based leader in firearms manufacturing and...
  TCAT venture built for Blue Oval City Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 09:30am NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee today announced a new Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) to be developed on the Memphis Regional Megasite in conjunction with Ford Motor Company and SK Innovation’s Blue Oval City. “Leading companies select Tennessee because of our skilled workforce,” said Gov. Lee....
  By Tennessee Representative Tim Rudd (R-Murfressboro) A special session of the Tennessee General Assembly needs to be called. Joe Biden drew a line in the sand and has challenged us to cross it. Tennessee’s leaders and elected officials have a choice to make. We are either on Joe Biden’s side or on the side of Tennesseans. We must address Biden’s...
$160M+ State Investment Generates Student Engagement, Improved Reading and Math Scores   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education shared encouraging data around the state’s more than $160 million investment in academic summer camps to address learning loss and accelerate achievement for Tennessee students. “Tennessee has led the nation in getting students back in the classroom and swiftly addressing learning loss,” said Gov. Lee. “As we continue...
TNECD Announces Recipients of Tennessee Historic Development Grants   More than $4 million allocated to renovate and preserve Tennessee’s historic buildings   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) announced today the recipients of Tennessee Historic Development Grants. “Tennessee’s historic buildings are a contributing factor to what makes our communities unique, and I applaud each of these grant...
by Gina Logue, Sept 14, 2021      MTSU kicked off its Constitution Week festivities with a demonstration of how “civic engagement” also can be “civil engagement.” Representatives of three diverse activist groups discussed the connection between state legislatures and national issues in “State Legislatures Shaping the Nation: Tennessee Law and National Civic Culture,” a panel discussion conducted Monday, Sept. 13, before an...
  By ROGER SEVERINO September 2, 2021 With Texas's victory for life yesterday, we have witnessed a true brilliancy and should savor the moment. For those who don't play chess, a "brilliancy," as defined by Grandmaster Kavalek, is "a moment when something astonishing, beautiful, and inspiring happens on the chessboard." The chessboard in the legal fight for preborn children has for decades...
  As the world’s most powerful nations seek to implement a minimum global corporate tax, Ireland resists this threat to its economy. Sunday, August 29, 2021   Under the Biden administration’s leadership, 132 countries, including the twenty most powerful economies in the world, have all agreed to institute a minimum global corporate tax of 15 percent. The goal of this historic “tax harmonization” initiative...

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