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Ketron Guides "Aging Caregiver Bill" through Senate Finance Committee

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) guided passage of legislation through the Senate Finance Committee, which aims to help aging caregivers who care for a child or ward with an intellectual disability.

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Senate Passes Cybersecurity Legislation
Senate Passes Cybersecurity Legislation

Cybersecurity legislation was passed by the State Senate on Wednesday tightening up Tennessee's law regarding breach notification requirements to protect consumers. The bill is sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro).

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Local State Representative Sponsoring the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act
Local State Representative Sponsoring the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act

State Representative Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) is co-sponsoring SB2091/HB2239, the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act...

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Ag-Gag Bill Vetoed
Ag-Gag Bill Vetoed
Governor Haslam has vetoes the so-called "Ag Gag" bill. He says he's spent a great deal of time considering the legislation and getting input from both sides. But after consideration, the governor says he's vetoing the legislation.
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UPDATE: Wine in Grocery Stores Bill
Grocery store sales would be limited to wine with an alcohol content of no more than 18 percent. The measure would put the option of whether to allow wine sales to voters in local cities and counties. 
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Local representative Rick Womack supports bill that limits expense account payment for lodging
Local representative Rick Womack supports bill that limits expense account payment for lodging
“I should not be reimbursed for a hotel stay if I sleep in my own bed at night”
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Senator Tracy files resolution asking Congress to balance its budget
Senator Tracy files resolution asking Congress to balance its budget
The federal government should act now in practicing fiscal responsibility according to State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) who filed a resolution in the Tennessee State Senate urging Congress to immediately adopt a balanced budget.  Forty nine states, including Tennessee, maintain balanced budgets through a constitutional requirement or by state statute.  
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