• Gov. Lee Announces Key Leadership Transition at TN Department of Education

    Monday, May 01, 2023 | 02:56pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds as commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), effective July 1. Reynolds will succeed Dr. Penny Schwinn, who will step down at the end of the school year after more than four years of service to Tennesseans.

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  • Gov. Lee Recognizes ‘Foster Care Month’ in Tennessee

    Monday, May 01, 2023 | 07:55am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee proclaimed the month of May ‘Foster Care Month’ in Tennessee and recognized foster families for providing loving, permanent homes to children in need. Lee also marked this year’s successful passage of bipartisan legislation and an historic $600 million in funding to accelerate child placement and support foster and adoptive families.

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  • Gov. Lee to Call Special Session on Public Safety

    Friday, April 21, 2023 | 08:13pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that he will call for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene a special session to pass legislation that will strengthen public safety and preserve constitutional rights. Gov. Lee will release additional details and issue an official call in the coming days.

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  • VIDEO: Gov. Lee Calls on General Assembly to Pass ‘Order of Protection’ Bill to Strengthen Safety, Preserve Constitutional Rights

    Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | 01:38pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee called on the Tennessee General Assembly to pass legislation for a new ‘Order of Protection’ law before the end of the legislative session to strengthen the safety and preserve the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens. This bill, which was drafted with input from legislative leadership, the Governor’s office and relevant departments, will improve Tennessee’s existing ‘Order of Protection’ framework. By guaranteeing due process and enhancing access to mental health support, this proposal is the best way to help individuals who intend to harm themselves or others, protect constitutional rights and keep our communities safe.

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  • Gov. Lee Signs Landmark Transportation Modernization Act Into Law

    Monday, April 17, 2023 | 07:44am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed the Transportation Modernization Act, historic legislation that will create a new strategy and invest $3.3 billion to accommodate Tennessee’s record growth, address traffic congestion and meet transportation needs across rural and urban communities. The bill received bipartisan legislative support and was backed by dozens of organizations across the state.

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  • Gov. Lee, Legislative Leadership Present Strong School Safety Actions

    Monday, April 03, 2023 | 03:22pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, one week after the tragic shooting at The Covenant School, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally, Speaker Cameron Sexton and legislative leadership announced additional actions to strengthen safety at public and private schools across Tennessee. These measures include enhanced legislation and funding to place an armed security guard at every Tennessee public school, boost physical school security at public and private schools, and provide additional mental health resources for Tennesseans.

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  • Gov. Lee to Visit West TN Following Friday Storms

    Saturday, April 01, 2023 | 03:20pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will travel to West Tennessee to survey storm damage and meet with local officials, following severe weather and tornadoes across the state. Accompanied by Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) Director Patrick Sheehan and state officials, the Governor will view damage from the air and visit impacted communities in Tipton and McNairy counties.

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