2022 Legislative Session Preview

This preview of the 112th General Assembly includes the state budget, tax relief, education funding, redistricting, access to quality healthcare and mental health services, labor shortages, and more.

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Media Advisory: Details for 100-mile ride for flood victims

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Senator Roberts announces details for 100-mile bicycle ride this Sunday to raise money and awareness for victims of flooding in Humphreys County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2021
CONTACT:  Darlene Schlicher 615-741-5336

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) announced today the final details for his 100-mile bicycle ride to raise money and awareness for victims of the deadly August flooding in Humphreys County. His ride will begin at the Robertson County Courthouse and end at the Humphreys County Courthouse in time for Halloween in Downtown Waverly.

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#rememberwaverly #humphreyscountystrong

To donate or volunteer click here; for revised map of ride click here; for media advisory and resources click here; to plan a visit to Humphreys County click here

The story behind riding 100 miles for Waverly and Humphreys County flood victims...

Waverly and Humphreys County have a special place in our hearts. Dianne and I started visiting soon after the new Senate districts were announced in 2012 and were quickly adopted into the Humphreys County family.

When the phone rang Saturday morning, August 21st, I wasn’t prepared for what I heard – and I certainly wasn’t prepared for what I saw the following morning. As the Governor and I toured Main Street, it was all I could do to hold back the tears. The ravaging effect of raging waters was beyond my imagination.

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Senator Roberts calls for a Special Session

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CONTACT:  Molly Gormley (615) 741-8760

Nashville, Tennessee (September 15, 2021) - On Tuesday, State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) sent a letter to Lt. Governor Randy McNally requesting a special session take place of the Tennessee General Assembly. Roberts' letter explains that numerous constituents have reached out requesting a special session.

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Update on Senator Kerry Roberts

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CONTACT: DARLENE SCHLICHER 615-741-6336

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (October 23, 2020) — Many of you have asked for an update regarding Senator Kerry Roberts (R - Springfield) related to the subarachnoid hemorrhage he experienced on Friday, October 9th.

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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

For Immediate Release

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

For Immediate Release

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 [email protected] or Molly Gormley (615) 741-8760 [email protected]

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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