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Legislative Roundup

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Corker urges sanctions after N. Korea’s missle launch CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has released the following statement in response to reports of a ballistic missile launch by North Korea. He supported near-unanimous Senate passage of legislation to sanction Iran, Russia and North Korea, which […]

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TN Financial Literacy Commission offers free online library for adults

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The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission, chaired by State Treasurer David H. Lillard Jr., has announced the launch of the Financial Empowerment Resource Library on TNFLC.org. A web-based adult education tool, the Financial Empowerment Resource Library contains 18 online modules covering financial topics such as Budgeting, Building an Emergency Savings, Credit Scores and Reports, Home Ownerships, […]

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Fireball ride from Ohio fair fatality banned in TN

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips issued an order on July 27 prohibiting all Fireball amusement devices manufactured by KMG from operating within the state. This is the device involved in a fatal accident on July 26 at the Ohio State Fair. Commissioner Burns Phillips said, “After much consideration […]

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Memphis-area TSCPA chapter names new officers

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The Memphis chapter of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants has selected new officers from across Shelby County. New officers include: President: Kelly Crow of Memphis, CPA, of Reynolds, Bone and Griesbeck PLC, Memphis President-elect: Shirley McCauley of Arlington, CPA, MBA, of Reynolds, Bone and Griesbeck PLC in Memphis Vice President of Programs: Patricia […]

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Plan tax-free shopping for clothes, computers, school supplies

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Smart shoppers know there’s a right time and a wrong time to make a purchase. And the last weekend in July is definitely the right time. The annual Back to School Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 28, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 30. During this weekend, […]

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TN private non-profit orgs eligible for disaster loans

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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced on June 27 that certain Private NonProfit organizations (PNPs) in Tennessee that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available following President Donald Trump’s disaster declaration for public assistance resulting from damages caused by […]

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Trump approves major disaster declaration for TN

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Tennessee to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding May 27-28. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private […]

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TDCI extends license due date to June 30

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) reminds its licensees that the Tennessee Department of Revenue has extended the deadline to file and pay professional privilege tax to June 30. The professional privilege tax, usually due on June 1, is an annual occupation tax imposed on people with an active Tennessee license or […]

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Schools can compete for environmental dollars

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Schools can promote environmental stewardship, win cash and vie for the honor of becoming an Eastman Good Sports Always Recycle Environmental Steward School. Eastman and the University of Tennessee (UT) are kicking off the 24th annual Good Sports Always Recycle (GSAR) school challenge. Schools are invited to showcase their environmental programs for a chance to […]

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TN joins $18.5M settlement with Target over 2013 data breach

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Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III recently announced that Tennessee has joined 46 other states and the District of Columbia in an $18.5 million settlement with Target Corporation to resolve the states’ investigation into the retail company’s 2013 data breach. The settlement represents the largest ever multistate data breach settlement. The states’ investigation, led by […]

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Lawmakers adjourn after passing budget, key bills

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The 2017 session of the 110th General Assembly has adjourned to become a part of Tennessee history with some of the most important bills of the year being approved during the final week of legislative action. This includes the passage of the $37 billion state budget. It proposes state government spending for the next fiscal […]

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ECS student earns spot in National Geographic Bee

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Simeon Betapudi, a 7th-grader at Evangelical Christian School, recently won the Tennessee National Geographic State Bee. This accomplishment qualified him to represent Tennessee in the national bee that took place May 14-17 at National Geographic’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. Although Betapudi didn’t make it to the finals in this week’s national competition, his first-place achievement among Tennessee students earned him $5,000 […]

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