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  • Tennessee Medicaid Block Grant Waiver Amendment Approved by Federal Government

    Friday, January 08, 2021 | 12:54pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After more than a year of discussions and negotiations with the federal government, Tennessee’s Medicaid “Block Grant” waiver amendment received approval today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Tennessee is the first state in the nation to be granted approval for this type of block grant arrangement, which will result in an innovative, alternative financing arrangement for its Medicaid program and provide additional flexibilities relative to its administration.

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  • Statement Regarding First Lady Maria Lee Positive COVID-19 Test

    Saturday, December 19, 2020 | 06:14pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee released the following statement: “Maria began exhibiting mild symptoms of COVID-19 and it was confirmed this afternoon that she has tested positive. I am feeling well with no symptoms and have tested negative for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, I will be quarantining at the Governor’s Residence and still plan to address Tennesseans about the COVID-19 surge tomorrow at 7 p.m. CDT.” – Gov. Lee

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  • Gov. Lee Announces Reemployment Push to Address Historic Year for Job Loss

    Wednesday, December 09, 2020 | 01:06pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Jeff McCord today announced a new campaign, “Let’s Get to Work Tennessee,” to help Tennesseans find and obtain meaningful employment. As COVID-19 has caused significant disruptions to employment and the economy across the state, the new campaign encourages Tennesseans to join the workforce and secure one of the thousands of jobs currently available. The ad is airing across the state on broadcast TV, cable, radio, outdoor and digital media.

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  • Gov. Lee Joins Vice President Pence in Memphis for COVID-19 Vaccine Roundtable Tomorrow

    Wednesday, December 02, 2020 | 02:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will join Vice President Mike Pence in Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday, December 3rd in a roundtable highlighting Operation Warp Speed and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine distribution program, and Tennessee’s plan to operationalize vaccinations once approved. The governor and members of the Unified Command Group will hold a brief media availability at the conclusion of the event.

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  • Gov. Lee Announces Reemployment Act to Support Tennessee National Guard

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | 02:30pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today announced the first bill of his administration’s legislative package for the 2021 General Assembly. The Reemployment Act from the Department of the Military will provide reemployment protections to Tennessee National Guard service members who are called to state active duty.

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  • State of Tennessee Releases New COVID-19 PSA "Never Miss a Moment"

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 03:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today announced a new ad as part of its continued “Face It, Masks Fight COVID-19” campaign. The new ad promotes responsible decision-making by Tennesseans as the state continues to fight the spread of COVID-19 and is airing across the state on broadcast, cable, radio, outdoor and digital media.

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