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Senator Joey Hensley, MD

Legislation to prohibit political flags in classrooms advances A bill which I sponsored to keep controversial or political flags out of the classroom advanced out of the Senate Education Committee...

 

Tennessee 28th District Update

School safety and education highlight the week On Capitol Hill this week, Senate committees were in full swing. In the first week of budget hearings from state departments and agencies, Senate...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

Governor emphasizes fiscal responsibility and education in State of the State address On Monday, February 5, Governor Bill Lee delivered his sixth State of the State address on Monday evening in a...

 

Senators support AG lawsuit defending rights of NCAA student athletes'

On the Senate floor, lawmakers expressed support for a lawsuit filed by Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for violating federal...

 

Years of consistent, conservative budgeting will aid lawmakers facing declining revenue

Because of large amounts of ice and snow across the state last week, the legislature postponed our meetings, so we will be going full force on Capitol Hill this week. During the first week of...

 

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

Tennessee sees improvements in k-12 education K-12 education has been a top priority of the General Assembly in recent years and historic investments, innovative programs and effective legislation...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

The 2nd session of the 113th General Assembly will be convening January 9, 2024. These are a few of the issues that were addressed in the first half to the 113th General Assembly. Cracking down on...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

Christmas Is Legal I’ve been publishing this information for many years and every year it seems to reach more than it did the year before. My hope would be that it will serve as a reminder to everyo...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

In an effort to curb foreign influence of potential bad actors in the state of Tennessee, in the General As+sembly we passed a law this year that prevents non-resident aliens, foreign governments,...

 

General Assembly to consider statewide school choice in 2024

Last week, Governor Bill Lee announced the Education Freedom Scholarship Act of 2024, his administration’s legislative proposal to establish statewide universal school choice. The legislation aims...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

Tennessee sees improvements in k-12 education K-12 education has been a top priority of the General Assembly in recent years and historic investments, innovative programs and effective legislation...

 

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

2023 Session of the 113th General Assembly A new report shows Tennessee students are making important progress in reading For years, Tennessee struggled to significantly improve rates of proficiency...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

2023 Session of the 113th General Assembly In Tennessee, We Protect the 2nd Amendment From self-defense to recreational use, protecting the use of firearms in the 2nd Amendment is a Tennessee...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

2023 Session of the 113th General Assembly Condemning the invasion of Israel by Hamas The Tennessee General Assembly this week issued a proclamation condemning in the strongest possible terms the...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

When Tennessee ushered in our current fiscal year on July 1, 2023, a slew of new Tennessee laws passed by the General Assembly went into effect. I was proud to pass new laws to care for children by...

 

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month Every October, our nation is painted in various shades of pink as we collectively observe National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a time to come...

 

Capitol Hill Week In Review

Joint Working Group on Federal Education Funding Last week, the Tennessee State Senate and speakers announced the creation of a new Joint Working Group on Federal Education Funding and I was...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

It was the Constitution that made the War of Independence a Revolution Celebrating Constitution Day Our nation celebrated a very important birthday on September 17. On this date 231 years ago, 39...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2023, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live, work and to raise a family. I will go over...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2023, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live, work and to raise a family. I will go over some...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

The 113th General Assembly has concluded Governor Lee’s extraordinary session on public safety and accomplished the business he called on the General Assembly to address. In the special session,...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2023, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live, work and to raise a family. I will go over...

 

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2023, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live, work and to raise a family. I will go over some...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2023, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live, work and to raise a family. I will go over...

 

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