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Lawmakers Return for the 111th General Assembly, Committees Appointed

Lawmakers convened on Capitol Hill this week for the start 111th General Assembly. With a total of 29 new members and the upcoming transition from Governor Bill Haslam to Governor-Elect Bill Lee, this week commenced a new and historic era in Tennessee politics.  The Oath of Office was duly administered to legislators, leadership was elected, … Continued

Meet the new members of the Tennessee General Assembly

Meet the New Members of the General Assembly

In yesterday’s General Election, a total of 29 new members were elected to the Tennessee General Assembly in addition to 3 current House members that won their Senate bids. When the legislative session begins in January, the Tennessee General Assembly will not have seen such a change in membership in over 150 years. We invite … Continued

UT Knoxville Highlights Successes at House Education Summer Study

As House Education Committee members gathered for their summer study, an item of significance on their agenda was a presentation by UT Knoxville Interim Chancellor Wayne Davis about recent accomplishments of the campus, its students, and faculty. The presentation was made at the request of retiring House Education Instruction and Programs Committee Chair Rep. John … Continued

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Early Voting Underway for Primary Election

Early voting for state and federal primary elections is officially underway and continues until Saturday, July 28.  Early voting runs Mondays through Saturdays, and Primary Election Day is Thursday, August 2.  To view a sample ballot and find early voting locations, voters can download the GoVoteTN app, available in the App Store or Google Play. … Continued

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