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Washington Examiner: Ending vehicle emissions tests hailed as victory for Tennessee taxpayers Tennessee residents in Hamilton, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties no longer will have to complete emissions tests on their vehicles, starting Jan. 14. The emissions change came after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved changes to Tennessee’s air quality plan. The news […]

Infrastructure in Tennessee

In May 2021, the Hernando de Soto bridge, along Interstate 40, which serves as the primary connector between Memphis and Arkansas, was closed down. The closure was prompted by a significant crack in the bridge, jeopardizing its integrity. After 5 months of repair work on the bridge, it was reopened on August 3rd. Though many […]

August Happenings Around the Hill

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Happenings Around the Hill   In August, the Joint Government Operations Committee, Government Operations Subcommittees, Fiscal Review Committee, and the Study Committee on Refugee Issues all convened for their respective regularly scheduled meetings. Additionally, a multitude of notable announcements from state officials were made during August. Department of Finance & Administration Commissioner Butch Eley announced […]