• PHOTOS: Gov. Lee Visits Summer Learning Camps Across Tennessee

    Thursday, June 06, 2024 | 03:17pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee visited summer learning camps in Obion and Cheatham counties, recognizing teachers’ commitment to helping students sharpen critical reading skills. Summer learning camps are currently underway in elementary schools across the state and are one of multiple pathways offered to strengthen student achievement and promotion via Tennessee’s comprehensive K-3 literacy strategy.

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  • Gov. Lee Signs Smart Heart Act Into Law

    Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | 01:18pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed the Smart Heart Act, legislation that requires automatic defibrillators in schools and establishes response protocols for cardiac-related medical emergencies. The bill received unanimous, bipartisan legislative support.

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  • Gov. Lee Signs Tennessee Disability and Aging Act Into Law

    Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 03:05pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed the Tennessee Disability and Aging Act, legislation that merges Tennessee’s Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) and Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD), effectively creating a new Department of Disability and Aging (DDA). The bill received unanimous, bipartisan legislative support and was backed by numerous stakeholders.

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  • PHOTOS: Gov. Lee Signs ELVIS Act Into Law

    Thursday, March 21, 2024 | 03:08pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee was joined by legislative leadership and music industry professionals as he signed the Ensuring Likeness Voice and Image Security (ELVIS) Act, first-of-its-kind legislation updating Tennessee’s Protection of Personal Rights law to include protections or songwriters, performers, and music industry professionals’ voice from the misuse of artificial intelligence (AI).

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  • Gov. Lee Celebrates ‘Read Across America’ Week, Literacy Month in Tennessee

    Wednesday, March 06, 2024 | 03:17pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee celebrated March 2-6 as Read Across America Week and proclaimed it Literacy Month in Tennessee, highlighting the Administration’s continued work to strengthen literacy and prepare young readers for success. Governor Lee partnered with the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation and Cheatham County School District to visit students and distribute books at Pleasant View Elementary School.

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  • Gov. Lee Delivers 2024 State of the State Address

    Monday, February 05, 2024 | 05:56pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his sixth State of the State address and presented budget and legislative priorities for the upcoming year to a joint session of the General Assembly and fellow Tennesseans.

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  • Gov. Lee Visits U.S. Southern Border: “America is in desperate need of leadership”

    Sunday, February 04, 2024 | 04:22pm

    Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee traveled to Eagle Pass, Texas, to receive briefings on the most severe border crisis the United States has experienced in decades. Gov. Lee joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott and 12 fellow governors to discuss how states can restore security amid the federal government’s failed leadership. Additionally, Gov. Lee today committed to deploying two additional waves of Tennessee National Guard troops to support Texas’ ongoing efforts to improve border security.

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