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  • Gov. Bill Lee Introduces Comprehensive Pro-Life Legislation

    Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 11:15am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Gov. Bill Lee announced that he will submit comprehensive pro-life legislation to the Tennessee General Assembly this year, including the prohibition of an abortion where a fetal heartbeat exists. This legislation would make Tennessee one of the most pro-life states in the country.

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  • Governor Bill Lee Announces 2020 Staff Additions

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 04:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced six new additions to his staff. "Here at the State Capitol, we have a tremendous group of professionals working on behalf of Tennesseans across our state," said Governor Lee. "I'm proud to announce these new hires and value the experience they bring to our team."

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  • Tennessee Offers State Employees Paid Family Leave

    Tuesday, January 07, 2020 | 12:30pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Gov. Bill Lee announced that Tennessee will provide paid family leave for state employees. The Governor signed an Executive Order today directing the Tennessee Department of Human Resources to issue the new policy effective March 1.

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  • Tennessee Criminal Justice Investment Task Force Releases Recommendations

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 01:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Gov. Bill Lee’s Criminal Justice Investment Task Force released a comprehensive package of data-driven policy recommendations for upcoming legislative sessions that seek to improve public safety, increase reentry support and reduce recidivism, address unmet behavioral health needs and make Tennessee communities safer.

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  • Gov. Bill Lee Announces Appointments to Key Boards and Commissions

    Monday, September 30, 2019 | 02:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced more than 100 appointees to a series of state boards and commissions. “I am pleased to appoint these individuals and appreciate their willingness to serve our state,” said Lee. “The success of our state depends on engaged citizens and we look forward to working together.”

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  • Gov. Bill Lee Names Hodgen Mainda Commissioner of Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance

    Thursday, September 05, 2019 | 10:00am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Hodgen Mainda will serve in his cabinet as commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance. “Hodgen joins my cabinet after an outstanding career as a community leader in Chattanooga,” said Lee. “He is respected for his ability to build partnerships across multiple sectors and we welcome his leadership to such a multifaceted department like Commerce & Insurance.”

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  • Gov. Lee Appoints Jennifer King 24th Judicial District Chancellor

    Wednesday, September 04, 2019 | 04:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee appointed Jennifer King of Carroll County to serve as the Chancellor of the 24th Judicial District to fill the Honorable Carma McGee’s vacancy. “Jennifer is an engaged member of the community and highly qualified attorney,” said Lee. “We are proud to appoint her to the 24th Judicial District and value the expertise she brings to the role.”

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  • Statement from Gov. Bill Lee on Stephen West

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 04:15pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee released the following statement regarding death row inmate Stephen West: “After thorough consideration of Stephen West’s request for clemency and a review of the case, the State of Tennessee’s sentence will stand, and I will not be intervening.”

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