January 23, 2019

Senator Yager commends Gov. Lee’s initiative to issue an executive order addressing development of rural areas

NASHVILLE) – Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) today commended Governor Bill Lee’s first executive order, which requires all state executive departments to issue a statement of rural impact and provide recommendations for better serving rural Tennessee, according to a news release issued by the Governor’s office today. The executive order will focus on Tennessee’s fifteen distressed counties, …

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January 19, 2019

Statement from Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager regarding Governor Bill Lee’s Inaugural Speech

(NASHVILLE), January 19, 2019 — Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) made the following statement in response to Governor Bill Lee’s inaugural speech: “It was a very inspiring speech and a great day for Tennesseans.  His speech brought the best out of us today, reminding us that we succeed when we are unified.  I was particularly pleased with his …

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January 11, 2019

Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager appointed to key Senate committees as 111th General Assembly convenes

(NASHVILLE), January 11, 2019 — Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has been appointed to several key committees in the Senate, including the powerful Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee.  The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally as the legislature wrapped up the first week of the 2019 session. Lt. Gov. McNally said, “In addition to his …

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December 10, 2018

Senator Ken Yager is elected Senate Republican Caucus Chairman

NASHVILLE,  December 3, 2018 – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) was elected today by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus.  The election took place as the Caucus met in an organizational meeting in Nashville to prepare for the 111th General Assembly. Yager was elected on the first ballot in a three-person race for the …

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October 17, 2018

Sen Yager’s Annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction is Set for Nov. 16

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email:  darlene.schlicher@capitol.tn.gov (KINGSTON, Tenn.), October 15, 2018 – The 25th annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) is set for November 16 at Roane State Community College in the Student Lounge from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 EST. Proceeds from the event will go to local non-profits serving intellectually and developmentally disabled citizens.   Country music star Jimmy Fortune, who sang with …

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March 21, 2018

Roane County 4-H Visits

Roane County 4-H students from Oliver Springs High School visit Nashville. Listed Left to Right: Hailey McKinney, Senator Yager, Julia Steele, Lauren Bass.

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March 21, 2018

Statement from Senator Ken Yager regarding the JDS Technologies Expansion

**For Immediate Release** (NASHVILLE), March 12, 2018 – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) made the following statement regarding the announcement that JDS Technologies will create 110 new jobs in Scott County: “This is tremendous news for Scott County,” said Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston).  “I have visited this facility and seen their operations firsthand, and am very pleased that they are …

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February 14, 2018

Campbell County School Board Visits Nashville

The Campbell County School Board visited Nashville on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. From Left to Right Front Row: Sharon Ridenour and Lisa Fields Back Row: Clint Bane, Steve Morgan, Johnny Byrge, Senator Yager, Brent Lester, Wallace Goins.

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February 14, 2018

Scott County School Board Visits Nashville

The Scott County School Board visited Nashville on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The first row includes Diane Smith, Dr. Nancy Williamson, Esther Abbott, Dr. Jenny Hatfield. The second row Llew Stanley, Sen. Yager, Linda Sharp, Bill Hall, Kim Kidd, Kelly Keisling, Brom Shoemaker

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June 30, 2017

Senator Yager Announces Signing of Middle College Scholarship Program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today that Senate Bill 720 has been signed into law. The law creates a Middle College Scholarship Program to offset costs for bright high school students looking to get a head start on their college degrees. Middle College is a public community college program that, in partnership with the local education agency …

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May 7, 2017

Constituent Survey Results

Below are the results from the 2017 constituent survey. Thanks to the 5,023 constituents who took the time to respond. For a specific county, click on the links associated with it. Short Description of Questions Concealed Carry Permits Death Penalty School Vouchers Handgun Carry on Campus Illegal Immigrant Benefits IMPROVE ACT Medical Marijuana Motorcyclist Helmets Maintenance Outsourcing Maintenance Outsourcing #2 Recreational Marijuana Bible as …

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