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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April 20, 2017

Yager amendment would raise reimbursement rates for direct support professional caring for Tennessee’s most vulnerable citizens

NASHVILLE – A proposal raising the rate of reimbursement for professionals providing care to Tennessee’s most vulnerable citizens was presented by State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) today during a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee’s Appropriation Subcommittee.  Yager presented the $21 million amendment to increase the current reimbursement rate of $8.73 per hour by $1.00 for direct support professionals who …

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March 25, 2017

TSEA Visits Senator Yager

Morgan County TSEA, in no particular order, Tanya Beene, Steve Potter, Vicky Landrum, Martin Landrum, Phyllis Pennington, Sam Harvey, John Bowsher TSEA Group Photo, in no particular order: Don Howard, Dan Grange, Melissa Berboa (Andersson Co.), Harold Jones (Scott/Campbell Co.), Tom Herdow, Many Runyan, Rosie Taylor Tealeaf (Rhea Co.0, Deana Daugherty (Cumberland Co.), Joy-Lene Harris (White co.), Terrele Gregorey (TSEA Putnam)

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March 24, 2017

Senator Yager Advances Legislation to Aid Ambulances and Middle College Students

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) advanced legislation in the State Senate on Wednesday to aid local ambulance services in Tennessee by implementing a quarterly coverage assessment, similar to the assessment that has prevented catastrophic cuts in hospitals in Tennessee.   Senate Bill 704 would place the assessment in a fund, allowing the state to receive additional federal dollars from Medicaid …

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March 18, 2017

Senate Honors Prescott South Elementary Student, Lillian Upchurch

NASHVILLE– The State Senate paused on Thursday morning to recognize Prescott South Elementary student, Lillian Upchurch, for creating a program at her school to make sure every student, regardless of financial difficulties experienced by their family, has a happy birthday.  Upchurch received a framed copy of Senate Joint Resolution 210, sponsored by Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta), which was signed by …

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