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 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    June 17, 2021 

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review: Senator Joey Hensley, MD

Education Budget – The new 2021-2022 state budget includes over $730 million in new spending for education, including money allocated during the special session in January. This includes over $480...

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    June 3, 2021

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

Legislation gives patients more control over prescription drugs - The Patient Access Choice and Transparency Act, legislation prioritizing patient-centered care by making certain reforms to how...

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    May 20, 2021

ennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

The first session of the 112th General Assembly ended on May 5th after a very successful year. Criminal Justice reform was one of the main focuses of this year. The 2021 session will be remembered...

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    May 13, 2021

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned the 2021 legislative session on May 5 after acting on major bills to increase scholarship opportunities for students and help turn around struggling schools....

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    May 6, 2021

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

General Assembly passes key bills, including budget, as lawmakers look to close 2021 session The state budget led a host of important bills that were approved during the week of April 26th as...

 

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

It has been busy on Capitol Hill during the week of April 19th, with Tennessee lawmakers acting on some of the most important bills of this legislative session. With the closure of two more Senate Com...

 

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

Action on Capitol Hill continued to shift from committees to the floor of the Senate during the week of April 12th as lawmakers worked diligently to approve many important bills. The State and Local...

 

Legislation prevents "vaccine passports" in Tennessee

Bill provides local boards of health act only in advisory role to elected county mayors regarding COVID-19 restrictions The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee approved legislation to help ensure COVI...

 

Truth in Sentencing legislation ensures certain violent or sexual offenders will serve 100% of their sentences

Several major public safety bills advanced in the Tennessee Senate during the week of March 29th, including “Truth in Sentencing” legislation which strengthens protections for victims and their...

 

Senate Health and Welfare Committee approves legislation to help the reopening of rural hospitals in Tennessee

Legislation which aims to get bureaucracy out of the way in the reopening of hospitals in Tennessee’s distressed rural counties overcame its first hurdle during the week of March 8th with approval b...

 

Capitol Hill Week in Review

Tennessee lawmakers worked at full steam during the week of February 22nd as Senate Committees began to examine budgets of departments/agencies of state government and discuss key pieces of...

 

Budget gets full attention on Capitol Hill

The budget moved front and center on Capitol Hill during the week of February 8th as Governor Bill Lee presented his proposal to fund state government with improvements prioritizing education, health...

 

Tennessee ranked # 1 for Workforce Development in South Central Region

Top ranking is testament to innovative post-secondary education initiatives Tennessee’s innovative workforce partnerships and game-changing education reform for skills which are in high demand has...

 

Lawmakers pass major legislation during special session on education to address pandemic-related student learning losses

The General Assembly passed major legislation during the week of January 18th to address unprecedented student learning losses as a result of COVID-19 related school closures and time spent away from...

 

General Assembly starts 2021 legislative session with passage of historic Medicaid block grant waiver amendment to improve health care in Tennessee

The 112th General Assembly has begun as state lawmakers gathered on Capitol Hill during the week of January 12th to take the oath of office, elect officers and organize the business of the 2021-2022...

 

Sen. Hensley reappointed vice-chairman of Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee

January 14, 2019 --- State Senator Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald) has been reappointed to the leadership of the Senate’s most powerful committee, the Finance, Ways and Means Committee. The announcement...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

New law ensures 911 operators are trained for CPR – Legislation is set to become effective January 1 to ensure 911 operators across the state are prepared to provide cardiopulmonary Resuscitation...

 

Let's Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is the unofficial beginning of the Holiday season and it has different meanings to each of us. For most it is being with family and friends, having too much delicious food, and watching s...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

Thanking our Veterans Most veteran issues are handled through the federal government in Washington, but I believe that anything we can do at the state level should be done. Some Americans confuse...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

Election Laws With early voting beginning, I wanted to address legislation that was passed during the 2020 session regarding voting, election laws, and upholding the integrity of the election process....

 

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