Tag Archives: Governor Bill Lee

Governor Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce $447 Million in Broadband Infrastructure Investments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) Commissioner Stuart McWhorter announced today that the state will award $446,770,282 in grants for the expansion of internet access across the state of Tennessee. In total, the broadband infrastructure grants will provide broadband access …

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Sen. Yager and Rep. Alexander join Gov. Lee to sign legislation lowering barriers for retired teachers to return to classroom amid school staffing challenges

(NASHVILLE) On Thursday, Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative Rebecca Alexander (R-Jonesboro) joined Governor Bill Lee for a ceremonial signing of legislation sponsored by Yager and Alexander to help alleviate school staffing challenges. The new law allows retired teachers to be reemployed as a K-12 teacher, substitute teacher or bus …

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GOVERNOR PROCLAIMS MARCH 4 AS ARBOR DAY IN TENNESSEE

Germantown Hosts State Arbor Day Celebration NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed March 4 as Arbor Day in Tennessee to recognize the importance of planting and maintaining trees in our state. This year’s celebration will be held in Germantown in Shelby County. “We congratulate Germantown for being recognized as …

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New education funding formula proposed for Tennessee

Penny Schwinn Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Penny Schwinn on Thursday officially unveiled their new plan to fund public schools. They call the new formula the “Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement” (TISA) and say that it is based on each individual student’s needs. If approved …

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Governor Lee’s Budget Proposal Continues Historic Support for Tennessee Law Enforcement and Fire Service

Governor Lee’s Historic Budget Proposal Provides Increased Protection and Safety for Tennessee Consumers NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee made historic proposals in his 2022-23 budget that will further improve Tennessee’s standing as a national leader for law enforcement, firefighter training, and consumer protection. During Governor Lee’s fourth State of the …

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State Grant Program Will Provide $1 Million to Purchase Equipment for Tennessee Volunteer Fire Departments

Program Supports Tennessee’s Volunteer Fire Departments, Communities NASHVILLE – To help support the lifesaving mission of the over 500 volunteer fire departments in Tennessee the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announce that applications will be accepted starting Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, …

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