• Gov. Lee Announces Fewest Distressed Counties in Tennessee History

    Tuesday, June 27, 2023 | 09:49am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that the number of distressed counties in the state has reduced to eight, the fewest in Tennessee history, marking a significant milestone in the Lee administration’s mission to accelerate the transformation of rural Tennessee.

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  • Gov. Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Make First Economic Development Trip to Europe

    Monday, June 26, 2023 | 06:02am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Last week, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter traveled to France and Italy for a six-day economic development trip to strengthen relationships with European businesses and increase foreign direct investment (FDI) from trusted global companies in Tennessee, resulting in more jobs and greater opportunity for Tennesseans.

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  • Gov. Lee Visits Summer Learning Camps Across Tennessee

    Thursday, June 15, 2023 | 01:07pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This week, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee visited summer learning camps, which are underway in elementary schools across the state, and recognized the dedication of teachers to sharpen critical reading skills for Tennessee students. Summer learning camps, a key support offered through Tennessee’s new, comprehensive K-3 literacy strategy, are one of multiple pathways to strengthen student achievement and promotion to the fourth grade.

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  • Gov. Lee Announces Statewide “Build with Us Tour”

    Wednesday, May 31, 2023 | 05:56am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a statewide “Build with Us Tour” to celebrate the landmark Transportation Modernization Act and highlight key infrastructure priorities across rural and urban Tennessee. Gov. Lee’s travel will include stops in all three Grand Divisions throughout June and July, beginning in Fentress County on Thursday, June 1.

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  • Gov. Lee Issues Executive Order to Advance Nuclear Energy Innovation & Investment

    Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | 09:54am

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order to advance Tennessee’s position as a national leader in nuclear energy. Executive Order 101 creates the Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council, which will seek to build upon the state’s legacy in nuclear innovation and drive continued investment to create a nuclear energy ecosystem for the future of Tennessee.

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  • Gov. Lee Signs Single Largest Tax Cut in Tennessee History into Law

    Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 10:08am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed the Tennessee Works Tax Act, the single largest tax cut in state history, to provide more than $400 million in savings for Tennessee families and businesses while supporting future economic growth. The legislation includes a three-month grocery tax holiday beginning August 1.

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  • 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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