Senator Kerry Roberts named Tennessee Senate’s Top Taxpayer Hero by Americans for Prosperity

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CONTACT:  DARLENE SCHLICHER 615- 741-6336

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 17, 2020) – State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) has been named a Taxpayer Hero by an independent legislative watchdog group that advocates for economic freedom and other issues of importance to Tennesseans.   Roberts led the Tennessee Senate in the Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee (AFP-TN) scorecard, which evaluates some of the most impactful bills from the 2019-20 legislative sessions.

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Sen. Roberts and Rep. Reedy Announce Major Grant for McEwen to Improve Sewer System

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CONTACT:  Molly Gormley (615) 741-8760

(NASHVILLE), September 15, 2020 – State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) and Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin) announced today that McEwen will receive $490,001 in a Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to make improvements to the sewer system.

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Sen. Roberts Elected Vice Chair of SLC's Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations Committee

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Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336

NASHVILLE (September 14, 2020) - Tennessee Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield), Chairman of the Senate Government Operations Committee, was recently elected vice chair of the Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC). 

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Sen. Roberts Receives Perfect Voting Record on Key Issues for Small Businesses

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Contact: Molly Gormley 615-741-8760

Nashville (July 24, 2020) – State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) has achieved a 100% small business voting record from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for the 2019-2020 legislative sessions.

“NFIB thanks Senator Roberts for supporting key small business bills that were presented on the Senate floor in 2019 and 2020,” NFIB Tennessee State Director Jim Brown said. “Kerry Roberts was a perfect eight for eight on those votes, a very strong record of supporting independent businesses in his district and statewide.”

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2020 Legislative Session Wrap-up

Tennessee General Assembly passes legislation to mitigate effects of COVID-19 in one of the toughest budget years in state history

Lawmakers pass historic legislation to protect the unborn

Contact: Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 darlene.schlicher@capitol.tn.gov or Molly Gormley (615) 741-8760 molly.gormley@capitol.tn.gov

NASHVILLE (July 20, 2020) -- The second session of the 111th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on June 19, 2020 to become a part of Tennessee history.  The 2020 legislative session was overshadowed by one of the toughest budget years in Tennessee history due to the effects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.    The legislative session will also be known for passage of a comprehensive and historic law that protects the life of unborn children, including prohibiting abortions when a fetal heartbeat exists. 

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Governor's Press Release March 12, 2020

Gov. Bill Lee Issues Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19

Order will free up funds, resources to help combat coronavirus spread

Contact: Gillum Ferguson (615) 253-4516 or email: gillum.ferguson@tn.gov

For Immediate Release: March 12, 2020

NASHVILLE – Today, Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 14 declaring a state of emergency in Tennessee to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19.

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Capitol Hill Week March 12, 2020

Senate Judiciary Committee passes major criminal justice reform legislation

Contact: Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email: darlene.schlicher@capitol.tn.us

For Immediate Release: March 12, 2020

NASHVILLE – The Senate Judiciary Committee passed major criminal justice reform legislation this week with approval of two key bills in Governor Bill Lee’s legislative package. This includes legislation streamlining and appropriately leveraging alternatives to incarceration, namely Recovery Courts and felony probation. The bill is sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Jack Johnson (R-Franklin), Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston), and Senator Steven Dickerson (R-Nashville).

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Capitol Hill Week March 5, 2020

Lawmakers work to provide resources to tornado victims

Contact: Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email: darlene.schlicher@capitol.tn.us

For Immediate Release: March 5, 2020

NASHVILLE -- Passage of key legislation in the Senate Judiciary Committee, including comprehensive pro-life legislation to prohibit abortion when a fetal heartbeat exists, topped a busy week on Capitol Hill. Senate committees also heard updates from various officials of state government regarding the emergency response to help victims of the devastating tornadoes and storms that ripped through Tennessee in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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Capitol Hill Week February 27, 2020

Lawmakers join Governor Lee to Introduce Constitutional Carry Legislation

Contact: Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email: darlene.schlicher@capitol.tn.us

For Immediate Release: February 27, 2020

NASHVILLE -- Members of the General Assembly joined Governor Bill Lee at a press conference on Thursday to announce major legislation cracking down on criminals who steal guns or possess them illegally, while allowing law-abiding citizens to exercise their constitutional right to carry firearms without a permit. The move would make Tennessee the 17th state in the nation to pass a “constitutional carry” law.

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Capitol Hill Week February 20, 2020

Senate Judiciary Committee approves legislation strengthening penalties against child sex offenders

Contact: Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email: darlene.schlicher@capitol.tn.us

For Immediate Release: February 20, 2020

NASHVILLE -- It was a short, but busy week on Capitol Hill as lawmakers returned from observing the President’s Day holiday to act on a wide variety of bills. This includes legislation sponsored by Senator Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) strengthening Tennessee’s laws against the “worst of the worst” child sex offenders. Under current law, sex offenders can be charged with aggravated rape of a child if their victim is zero to three years old. Senate Bill 1800 raises that age range to zero to eight years old.

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