Happenings Around the Hill – January

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Members of the legislature convened in Nashville on January 11th to begin the 2nd legislative session of the 112th General Assembly. As the legislature kicked off, discussions about the newly drawn electoral maps dominated many conversations around Capitol Hill and beyond. As Republicans in Washington seek to regain a majority in the House, Tennessee’s 5th […]

A Summary of the 2022 State of the State Address

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Last night, members of the 112th General Assembly filed into the House chamber to hear Governor Lee deliver his fourth and final State of the State address of his first term. The Governor revealed his legislative priorities for this session and his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which could be the largest budget […]

Recent Headlines – October 2021

The Tennessean: Lee administration unveils proposal to spend $3.9B in federal stimulus funds Following months of budget hearings and funding pitches from departments and organizations, Gov. Bill Lee’s administration unveiled a series of recommendations Wednesday to spend $3.9 billion in federal stimulus funds. A draft of the Tennessee Resiliency Plan, released during a Financial Stimulus […]

Tennessee Economic Investments

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For months, Governor Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group (FSAG) have heard from various state departments and agencies on how they could utilize federal funds produced by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). In early October, the “Tennessee Resiliency Plan (TRP)” was published by the FSAG outlining their proposal for expending Tennessee’s […]

Happenings Around The Hill – October 2021

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October proved to be a busy month for the Tennessee General Assembly. The legislature convened for a special session on October 18th to address funding, buildout, and oversight of the Memphis Regional Megasite after Ford Motor Company and SK Innovation jointly committed to investing $5.6 billion at the site. During the special session, legislators approved […]

News Articles

WZTV: Tennessee group weighs how to spend $3.88 billion in available federal funds The Federal Stimulus Accountability Group (FSAG) in Tennessee discussed how the state should use $3.88 billion available to the state as part of the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP). The state has the option of filing a claim for the federal funds […]

Economic Stimulation Across Tennessee

As Tennessee’s population continues to explode, so does business investment in the Volunteer State. The historic explosion of private industry investment this year began with LG Energy Solution and General Motors’ join venture, Ultium Cells, LLC. In April, they announced the single largest economic development investment in the history of Tennessee totaling $2.3 billion. Ultium […]

Happenings Around the Hill

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As the Tennessee General Assembly’s annual legislative session nears, members are beginning to set their sights on top priorities for the upcoming session. The bipartisan House Select Committee on Redistricting held its first meeting on September 8th. The Senate’s bipartisan redistricting committee was announced earlier this month and is expected to hold its first meeting […]

News Articles

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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 […]