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 ]

Law Requiring Antifreeze Bittering Agent Takes Effect

December 31, 2009

Nashville, TN (2009-12-31) The Haley Ham Law requiring a bittering agent in all antifreeze sold in Tennessee takes effect on January 1, 2010. The law is intended to help prevent the accidental or intentional poisoning of people, pets and other animals as a result of ingesting antifreeze or engine coolants. [ Read More ]

Senator Yager Looks Forward To Concentrating On Education In Special Session

December 30, 2009

Nashville, TN (2009-12-30) The Tennessee General Assembly will convene in a Special Session on Education in January.  State Senator Ken Yager, a freshman legislator from Harriman, is looking forward to the Session and wants to put education first in 2010.  While lawmakers have other important issues for the upcoming session, including the budget, jobs and the economy, Senator Yager believes the Special Session can be conducted efficiently and expeditiously to help move educational achievement forward in Tennessee. [ Read More ]

Local Unemployment Rate Edges Up In November

December 23, 2009

Nashville, TN (2009-12-23) The jobs market in Scott County was relatively stable in November; however, the local unemployment rate still edged up 0.1 of a percentage point last month.  The increase left Scott County tied with Hancock County for having the third highest jobless rate in the state. [ Read More ]

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