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Bill Protects Patients Access, Choice, & Transparency for Prescription Drugs Editor’s Note: A constituent, Carol who lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee sent me a message concerning her high cost of insulin. The price of the drug has gotten way out of reach for her and many others. A few months ago my wife was telling me a story of one of her...
  As runners prepare for the $300,000 Cornhusker Handicap at Prarie Meadows on Friday, July 2, there is a big ole question mark surrounding the top dog in the hunt…Will we see the super Knicks Go we saw back in January in the Pegasus Cup, or that Clark Kent version that showed up at Belmont Park in June? Since moving to...
  Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, that will make it less expensive for gun owners to safely store their firearms has officially been signed into law by Gov. Bill Lee. House Bill 761 incentivizes the safe storage of firearms by exempting the purchase of gun safes and gun locking devices from state retail sales tax in Tennessee for...
  When it comes to operating a boat, it is not the same thing as driving a car. The water alone can cause mishaps if you don’t know how to navigate the current correctly. Some of these people couldn’t even get to the water because their boat toppled off the trailer while they were still on the road! From sunken...
  Led by Williamson County mother and Air Force combat vet, Robin Steenman, the Williamson County chapter of Moms for Liberty (MFL) managed to pack full another room on June 15 with concerned parents, teachers, grandparents, and politicians from all over the state to hear a comprehensive presentation about the Wit and Wisdom curriculum that is currently being considered for...
By Rep. Jeremy Faison Your Tennessee General Assembly makes laws that protect the integrity of our state and defend those of us who are the most vulnerable. This time, the group in desperate need of defense is our children. A dangerous theory of thought is sweeping through our schools. You may have heard of it: critical race theory (CRT). CRT teaches...
  The University of Tennessee System has added a fifth campus. The new addition to the UT higher education system will be the first in more than 50 years. Martin Methodist College, located in Pulaski, will become part of the system as the University of Tennessee Southern. The partnership with Martin Methodist College will help to bring affordable higher education to southern Middle Tennessee. Martin...
  JUNE 25, 2021 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and the ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court today challenging a new, first-of-its-kind Tennessee law that would require businesses and other entities that open their facilities to the public and allow transgender people to use the restroom that matches their gender to post a government-prescribed warning sign. The lawsuit, filed on...
State Rep. William Lamberth, right, the majority leader in the Tennessee House of Representatives and MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee discuss the university’s growth during a meeting in the President’s Conference Room in the Cope Administration Building Friday, June 25. As Executive Assistant Kim Edgar, second from left, and attorney and state lobbyist Russ Farrar listen, McPhee responds to...
  According to the Washington Times, Democrats’ sweeping attempt to overhaul the nation’s election system fell to a whimpering defeat Tuesday, dealing President Biden his first major legislative loss. While the immediate cause of death was a Republican-led filibuster, the legislation, which sprawled across more than 800 pages of text and would have overridden state election laws across the country, collapsed...

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