Sen. Roberts Announces $987,699 Grant for BRIDGE to Work Program

Statement from Senator Kerry Roberts regarding major grant for TCAT Dickson

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336

(NASHVILLE), November 7, 2019 - State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) made the following statement regarding the announcement that the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Dickson will receive a $987,699 grant under provisions of the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) Act which he co-sponsored.  The funds will be used for the BRIDGE to Work Program. 

“I am very pleased that the TCAT Dickson will receive this major grant,” said Sen. Roberts, who is chairman of the Senate Government Operations Committee.  “This program helps us increase job opportunities, including extending dual enrollment credits for high-skill, high-demand career-focused programs at our TCATs and community colleges.  Many local students will greatly benefit from the programs funded by this grant for many years to come as we raise the number of Tennesseans with a post-secondary credential or degree.”

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Sen. Roberts Announces $242,000 Grant to New Johnsonville

Sen. Roberts and Rep. Reedy announce $242,000 grant to improve fire protection services in New Johnsonville

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CONTACT:  Molly Gormley (615) 741-8760

(NASHVILLE), October 11, 2019 – State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) and Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin) announced today that New Johnsonville will receive $242,000 through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).   Roberts and Reedy made the announcement after receiving the information from the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). 

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Sen. Roberts Confirms Criticism of Liberal Bias in Higher Education

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CONTACT:  Molly Gormley (615) 741-8760

(NASHVILLE), September 10, 2019 - Please see the statement below from Tennessee State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) confirming and clarifying his critique of liberal bias in higher education made on his radio show last week.

“While the call for eliminating higher education was clearly hyperbole, I stand behind my general critique of higher education in America one hundred percent.

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Senator Roberts Selected as 2019 Toll Fellow

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CONTACT: MOLLY GORMLEY 615-741-8760

(NASHVILLE) June 21, 2019 -- State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) is one of 48 of the nation’s top government officials from across the nation selected for the prestigious Toll Fellowship Program sponsored by The Council of State Governments, August 23-27, 2019, in Lexington, KY.

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Senator Roberts receives Legislator of the Year Award

Senator Roberts receives Legislator of the Year from Foundation for Government Accountability

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CONTACT: Molly Gormley 615-741-8760

(NASHVILLE) December 13, 2018 – This week Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) received the 2018 Legislator of the Year Award from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA). This honor is awarded to leaders dedicated to promoting work and combating long-term dependency in their states. Senator Roberts is only the third legislator nationwide to win this award twice.

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Sen. Roberts Completes Five-County Get-Out-The-Vote Tour

Concludes with large crowd at Springfield rally feature future governor Bill Lee

State Sen. Kerry Roberts concluded his five-county get-out-the-vote tour across the 25th senate district with a rousing reception featuring future governor Bill Lee at the Historic Perk coffee shop in Springfield.

 

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Sen. Kerry Roberts Releases Priorities For Next Legislative Session

Working with new Gov. Bill Lee to lower healthcare costs will be a strong priority.

SPRINGFIELD (October 17, 2018) – Sen. Kerry Roberts today has released a list of priorities for the upcoming legislative session and the next four years, should he be re-elected this November.

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Get Registered to Vote by Tuesday! Then Join Us At Vuocolo's in Ashland City For a Campaign Meet-and-Greet!

(SPRINGFIELD) Oct. 8, 2018 – Senator Kerry Roberts and his wife Dianne are hosting a “meet-and greet” at Vuocolo's in Ashland City Tuesday afternoon, which happens to also be the last day for supporters of Roberts to register to vote in the November 6 election.

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Senator Roberts Gets Highest Possible Rating From the NRA

SPRINGFIELD (October 4, 2018) – Sen. Kerry Roberts is proud to receive the highest possible rating from the National Rifle Association, and their endorsement as he seeks re-election to the state Senate next month.

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Sen. Roberts Gets Highest Rating From American Conservative Union

SPRINGFIELD (October 3, 2018) – Sen. Kerry Roberts is one of only two Senators in the Tennessee legislature to receive the American Conservative Union's highest accolade for adhering to conservative principles during the 2018 legislative session. Roberts, along with Sen. Brian Kelsey, was given the ACU's Award for Conservative Excellence, which is based on an extensive review of how lawmakers voted on a variety of important legislation.

The ratings – done at both the federal and state levels – are an initiative of the American Conservative Union Foundation's Center for Legislative Accountability. “These ratings are designed to reflect how elected officials view the role of government,” the ACU said in a press release announcing its rating for Tennessee lawmakers in 2018.

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