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 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    March 4, 2021 

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....

 

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

It was the Constitution that made the War for Independence a Revolution Celebrate Constitution Day and Freedom Week Our nation is about to celebrate a very important birthday on September 17th. On...

 

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

Higher Education The 2020-2021 budget includes $38 million in capital maintenance across higher education institutions from the Higher Education Capital Maintenance Fund and $2 million non-recurring...

 

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

111th General Assembly - 2020Session: Health related Legislation The 2020-2021 budget increased funding for health care, with highlights including:• An additional $9.2 million in non-recurring...

 

The Sales Tax Holiday in Tennessee will be more important than ever to our local economy

The last weekend in July will begin the 15th annual Sales Tax Holiday in Tennessee, though it will look a little different this year. In June, the General Assembly approved an extension of the 2020...

 

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