Yager Offers Students Opportunity to Learn About Government First-Handas Senate Page

January 28, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-01-28) Local State Senator Ken Yager today invited local students in grades 6 – 12 in the 12th senatorial district to experience the legislature in action as a page in the State Senate.  Yager said page duties consist of anything from making copies, running errands within the Capitol building, to distributing legislative information to members of the General Assembly.  The student pages report to the Chief Clerk of the House and Senate. [ Read More ]

Teach Tennessee Expands in 2010

January 21, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-01-21) The Tennessee Department of Education is proud to announce the expansion of Teach Tennessee in 2010 to recruit more teachers in the high-need subject areas of math, science and foreign language. A new program, the Teach Tennessee Commissioner’s Fellows program, will augment the existing Teach Tennessee Governor’s Fellows program. [ Read More ]

Tennessee Tourism Releases 2010 Vacation Guide

January 20, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-01-20) The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development has released the 2010 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide. The state’s premiere resource for vacationers is packed with hundreds of colorful photos, feature articles, and descriptions of the state’s attractions, lodging, historic locales, entertainment venues, state parks, outdoor adventures and more. [ Read More ]

State Senate Approves Bill To Delay Law Requiring Purchase Of “PaperTrail” Voting Machines

January 14, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-01-14) The Tennessee Senate approved legislation on the opening day of the 2010 session to delay a law until 2012 that would have required cash-strapped Tennessee counties to spend $30 million to replace their voting machines.  The bill to delay the law until 2012 was easily approved by a vote of 70 to 23 in the House of Representatives last year with bi-partisan sponsors and support.  [ Read More ]

Special Session On Education To Convene On Tuesday

January 8, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-01-08) The General Assembly will reconvene the regular 2010 session of the 106th General Assembly on Tuesday, January 12, 2010.  Legislators will then adjourn at the call of the Governor to allow the General Assembly to meet in a Special (Extraordinary) Session on Education set to begin the same day.   It will be the 57th Extraordinary Session in Tennessee history. [ Read More ]

Traffic Fatalities Decline Over Holiday Weekends

January 4, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-01-04) Preliminary reports indicate ten people were killed in Tennessee traffic crashes during the 2009-2010 New Year’s holiday weekend, compared to 12 fatalities during the 2008-2009 New Year’s holiday weekend.  Statistics for the 2009-10 New Year’s holiday reflect the 102-hour time period from 6:00 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2009 to midnight Sunday, January 3, 2010. [ Read More ]

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