Special Session on Insure Tennessee Begins

At 5:45 p.m. CST on February 2, the Tennessee State Senate and House will convene in a joint session to open the state’s 58th Extraordinary Session, the first since 2010. The session, called by Governor Bill Haslam, will be used to discuss the Governor’s hotly debated ‘Insure Tennessee’ plan. Haslam has explained that, if approved, … Continued

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House Speaker Beth Harwell To Tour UT Martin Parsons Center

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) will make her first visit to the UT Martin Parsons Center at 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 2. A tour of the new West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation Nursing Wing that will open in August is the focus of her visit to the center. The expansion will house the university’s Bachelor … Continued

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House Finance Members Hear Compelling UT Pediatrics Presentation

House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee members heard a presentation from UT Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital this week, outlining health advances made possible in part by a 5-year state funding commitment of $15 million. Dr. Jon McCullers, Chairman of the UT Department of Pediatrics, and Dr. … Continued

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Yesterday, the University of Tennessee joined hundreds of law enforcement and health professionals from across the state at the first ever statewide public safety forum. Joining Governor Haslam were Commissioners Dreyzehner (TN Department of Health), Gibbons (TN Department of Safety & Homeland Security), Varney (TN Department of Mental Health), Schofield (TN Department of Correction), and Hagerty … Continued

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House Speaker Beth Harwell, Rep. Mark White Visit UTHSC

House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) and Representative Mark White (R-Memphis) visited the University of Tennessee Health Science Center yesterday to tour the campus, interact with students, and discuss the institution’s mission and multiple impacts on education, research, and outreach.  Also highlighted at the meeting was UTHSC’s substantial statewide economic impact. Some findings from UTHSC’s latest … Continued

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