June 1, 2016

Sen. Yager opposed Obama administration’s Suboxone rules change

NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has filed comments with the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) over the U.S. Health and Human Service’s proposed rule to increase the highest patient limit for physicians to treat opioid use under the Controlled Substance Act from 100 to 200.  Yager said the action by the Obama Administration would aggravate …

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April 17, 2016

Supplemental budget includes funding for Campbell Co.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – The supplemental amendment to the state budget presented by Governor Bill Haslam on Monday includes another $500,000 to fully fund laboratories and classrooms at the Campbell County Higher Education Center in Lafollette according to Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Rep. Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro).  The amendment follows the original budget proposal in February which included $600,000, or almost half …

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April 17, 2016

Yager statement on Ramsey retirement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Senate State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) released the following statement regarding the announcement by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey that he will not be seeking re-election: “Ron Ramsey has the ability to make tough decisions and the character to do the right thing. We saw that in the Senate today. At the pinnacle of power …

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April 15, 2016

Online process will improve voter registration

By Sen. Ken Yager Legislation I am sponsoring providing for the establishment of an online voter registration system for Tennesseans is headed to the Senate floor on Monday.  Under the legislation, voters with an unexpired driver’s license or personal identification card issued by the Department of Safety will be able to go to an official state website where they will …

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