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Tennessee General Assembly Makes historic $250 million contribution to Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System

NASHVILLE (TN TRIBUNE) – The 112th Tennessee General Assembly appropriated a historic one-time additional contribution of $250 million to the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) State and Higher Education plan. The largest single contribution in the […]

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Cooper Statement on Governor Bill Lee’s Announcement to End Expanded Unemployment Benefits for Tennesseans

WASHINGTON – Last night Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) released the following statement after Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced he will opt Tennesseans out of expanded unemployment benefits:  “Why would Gov. Lee take $300 a week from unemployed Tennesseans? […]

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Hagerty, Colleagues Seek Removal of Retaliatory Tariffs on Wine and Spirits, including Tennessee Whiskey

Letter follows Hagerty’s encouragement to Amb. Tai to negotiate a reduction     WASHINGTON – United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) joined Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Todd Young (R-IN) and 14 other colleagues in sending a […]

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Cheney on Trump: ‘I will do everything I can’ to keep him away from the White House

Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) vowed following House Republicans’ Wednesday vote to remove her as GOP conference chairwoman to do everything she can to keep former President Trump from returning to power. Sources inside a closed-door session Wednesday morning said lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to […]

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Democratic Caucus Leaders Slam Gov. Lee’s Decision to ‘Punish’ Families Receiving Federal Unemployment Benefits

NASHVILLE—Democratic Caucus leaders in State Legislature condemned the decision today by Gov. Bill Lee to end all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs in Tennessee, effective July 3. Sen. Raumesh Akbari, chairwoman of the Senate Democratic […]