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June 16, 2021

Tennessee Governor: Music City is Roaring Back with Garth Brooks

Country Music Fans Invited to Break Attendance Record at July 31 Concert NASHVILLE, TN (STL.News) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee invited country music fans to set a new Nissan Stadium attendance record at Garth Brooks’ concert on July 31 and to include the Volunteer State in summer travel plans.  Garth Brooks is the number...

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May 25, 2021

Tennessee Governor Releases “Home,” Features Dolly Parton

NASHVILLE, TN (STL.News) Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee released “Home,” a video featuring Dolly Parton that invites Tennesseans across the state to celebrate 225 years of statehood beginning June 1, 2021. “Dolly is a Tennessee treasure, and I’m thankful she’s joined us to commemorate 225 years of statehood,” said Gov. Lee. ...

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May 18, 2021

Tennessee Governor Lee Addresses I-40 Bridge Repair

Calls on Congress to Address Roads and Bridges NASHVILLE, TN (STL.News) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is traveling to Memphis to assess progress on the Hernando de Soto bridge repair, meet with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and address the need for immediate federal action on infrastructure. “We are making swift progress...

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May 14, 2021

Tennessee Governor Kicks Off 225 Celebration in Jonesborough

Lee to Visit Each Grand Division Throughout Week NASHVILLE, TN (STL.News) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced he will kick off Tennessee’s yearlong celebration commemorating 225 years of statehood with a special musical appearance by Country Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys in downtown Jonesborough on June 1. “As...

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May 13, 2021

Tennessee Governor Launched Anti-Human Trafficking Partnership

NASHVILLE, TN (STL.News) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a new series of partnerships to fight human trafficking in Tennessee. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, human trafficking is a demand-driven crime that involves exploiting a person for labor, services or commercial sex and particularly impacts women and children.  It is...

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April 27, 2021

Tennessee Governor Pushes Reopening, Focus on Economic Recovery

Ends Public Health Orders and Local Mask Authority NASHVILLE, TN (STL.News) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the end of statewide public health orders and signed Executive Order 80 to address economic and regulatory functions. EO 80 also ends the local authority to issue mask requirements in the 89 counties directed...

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April 20, 2021

Tennessee Governor Announces Year-Long 225 Celebration

Invites Tennesseans to share personal histories that shape our state NASHVILLE, TN (STL.News) Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced “Untold Tennessee” as the theme for a yearlong celebration commemorating 225 years of statehood.  Tennesseans are invited to attend events and activities in all 95 counties and submit stories that showcase their...

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April 13, 2021

Tennessee Governor: Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget Amendment

Focus on strategic long-term investments Nashville, TN (STL.News) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced his amendment to the proposed Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget. The amendment includes $580 million in available funds as a result of fiscal prudence.  These funds will be invested in strategic long-term projects that focus on a return to pre-pandemic...

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April 12, 2021

Tennessee Governor Lee on Return to In-Person Learning

NASHVILLE, TN (STL.News) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued the following statement regarding the return to in-person learning: “In-person learning is safe and it’s the only way our students will get back on track after significant learning loss.  I support the State Board of Education’s work to ensure that in-person learning is again...

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March 29, 2021

Tennessee Governor Lee: Mental Health Trust Fund

$250 million to support services in K-12 schools NASHVILLE, TN (STL.News) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee re-introduced the Mental Health Trust Fund in a renewed proposal to assist K-12 families who are facing significant mental health issues in the wake of COVID-19.  This proposal allocates $250 million in available funds to create...

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March 16, 2021

Tennessee: Transparency in Foreign Influences on Colleges

NASHVILLE, TN (STL.News) Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee introduced legislation to require greater transparency for foreign investments on college and university campuses and prohibit the establishment of Confucius Institutes. “Colleges and universities are a place for the robust debate of ideas – not a place for foreign governments to operate in...

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March 5, 2021

Tennessee Governor: $15 Million in Broadband Accessibility Grants

NASHVILLE, TN (STL.News) Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today $14.9 million in broadband accessibility grants that will expand service to support 17,800 unserved Tennesseans in 7,120 homes and businesses. “Every Tennessean should have access to the same high-speed broadband, no...

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