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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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Senate Health Committee chair highlights adult immunizations

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NASHVILLE — State Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) has introduced Senate Joint Resolution 250 to highlight the importance of adult immunizations for Tennesseans. “When we think about immunizations, we immediately think of children, but adults should also be getting the vaccines they need to prevent illness and disease,” Crowe said. “Raising awareness among Tennesseans is important […]

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Bible advises to shed pride, have a merciful heart

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In today’s world, it’s common to see people standing on the corner holding signs that declare how desperate they are for financial assistance. In our small town, we also have individuals that walk up and down the streets at all hours of the day and night, and over the years they have become familiar simply […]

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Legislation to aid children suffering from trauma

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Last week’s action on Capitol Hill was highlighted by passage of a number of important initiatives as lawmakers continue discussions on the state’s budget. One such bill approved last week would establish a new pilot program to help children from troubled homes avoid chronic adverse childhood experiences. Senate Bill 887, sponsored by Deputy Speaker Ferrell […]

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$14M in funding to help combat opioid abuse in Tennessee

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On Wednesday, April 19, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price announced Tennessee will soon receive nearly $14 million in funding to combat opioid abuse — the first of two rounds of funding to be delivered as part of the 21st Century Cures Act that I sponsored and the president signed into law last year. […]

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The evidence is clear: Private school vouchers are a bad investment for Shelby County Schools

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The Coalition of Large School Systems (CLASS), which includes the Shelby, Davidson, Knox and Hamilton county school systems, opposes legislation that would create a voucher program in Tennessee to pay for private school tuition. CLASS opposes spending money collected for public schools on private school tuition, and the Tennessee Constitution is clear that public money […]

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Fleeting bliss shackles heroin users to a corrosive habit

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[Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of columns on the perils of heroin. See the first column here, the second column here , the fourth column here and the fifth column here.] What is addiction? The state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically […]

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Euphoria of heroin plunges into hell on earth

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[Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of columns on the perils of heroin. See the first column here, the third column here, the fourth column here and the fifth column here.] What, exactly, is heroin? Here’s the way one heroin addict described it in an online chat room sponsored by Experience Project: “I […]

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Senate committees focus on state budget

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As the 2017 session of the Tennessee General Assembly gets closer to adjournment, Senate committee action last week primarily centered on the state budget. The Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee received Governor Bill Haslam’s amended budget proposal on April 25, and it makes several improvements and adjustments to the original plan submitted to lawmakers […]

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Senate HELP Committee works on health, online taxes, nominations

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We had a busy week in Washington last week (April 23-29), especially in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that I chair. The committee passed four bipartisan public health bills. We also voted to recommend Dr. Scott Gottlieb favorably to be the new commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration, which is responsible […]

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‘Living on Purpose’: With God, it’s all about our attitude

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We know how important it is to have a good attitude and the correct motives, especially when it comes to approaching God. Here are two Bible stories that expose the human conscience and identify why some people seem to overlook what is really important in their quest for satisfaction and security. Our first example is […]

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Parents can guide, but children make their own choices

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How many parents have waited for the day when their child’s eyes would suddenly be opened and, like the prodigal, they will finally see the truth and change their ways? Mothers and fathers dearly love their kids, but, unfortunately, things do not always go as planned and many difficult children have caused their parents much […]

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