(NASHVILLE), January 9, 2020  — Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) made the following statement regarding Governor Bill Lee’s visit to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Jacksboro where he announced a $750,000 GIVE Act grant.  Yager was co-prime sponsor of the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) Act<https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/acts/111/pub/pc0203.pdf> in the General Assembly last year.

Sen. Yager said, “We welcome Governor Lee and are very appreciative of his efforts to support students at TCAT Jacksboro.  Our TCATs do an incredible job in preparing students for the workplace.  While raising the number of citizens with a post-secondary credential or degree helps us recruit new and better paying jobs and increases our economic output, it is only part of the story.  More importantly is the positive impact that earning that degree has on students and their families.  I continue to hear success stories from students who have graduated from our TCATs.  This $750,000 GIVE Act grant will increase opportunities for local students to experience this success and I look forward to continuing to work with the Governor to support our TCATs in the 2020 legislative session.”

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(NASHVILLE), January 9, 2020  — Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) made the following statement regarding Governor Bill Lee’s visit to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Oneida/Huntsville where he announced a $1 million GIVE Act grant.  Yager was co-prime sponsor of the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) Act<https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/acts/111/pub/pc0203.pdf> in the General Assembly last year.

Sen. Yager said, “We welcome Governor Lee and are very appreciative of his efforts to support students at TCAT Oneida/Huntsville.  Our TCATs do an incredible job in preparing students for the workplace.  While raising the number of citizens with a post-secondary credential or degree helps us recruit new and better paying jobs and increases our economic output, it is only part of the story.  More importantly is the positive impact that earning that degree has on students and their families.  I continue to hear success stories from students who have graduated from our TCATs.  This $1 million GIVE Act grant will increase opportunities for local students to experience this success and I look forward to continuing to work with the Governor to support our TCATs in the 2020 legislative session.”

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SEE ATTACHED PHOTO:  Judge James Cotton, Sen. Yager and other court supporters


NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has been named the 2019 recipient of the Rod Bragg Recovery Hero Award from the Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals (TARCP).  Yager received the prestigious honor for his unwavering support of Recovery/Drug Courts across Tennessee.


“We are very fortunate to have some of the best courts in Tennessee in our senatorial district, including the Scott County Recovery Court and the 8th Judicial Recovery Court,” said Sen. Yager.   “These courts are doing an incredible job improving outcomes and transforming lives in Tennessee.  I am very pleased to support their remarkable efforts to move defendants onto a drug-free path.”


TARCP is committed to reducing substance abuse, crime, and recidivism in Tennessee by promoting, advocating, and supporting Recovery Courts.  Their efforts have resulted in the reduction of substance abuse, crime, and recidivism, both locally and throughout the state.


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NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has been named the 2019 recipient of the Rod Bragg Recovery Hero Award from the Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals (TARCP).  Yager received the prestigious honor for his unwavering support of Recovery/Drug Courts across Tennessee.


“We are very fortunate to have some of the best courts in Tennessee in our senatorial district, including the 8th Judicial District Recovery Court which serves Campbell County,” said Sen. Yager.  “These courts are doing an incredible job improving outcomes and transforming lives in Tennessee.  I am very pleased to support their remarkable efforts to move defendants onto a drug-free path.”


TARCP is committed to reducing substance abuse, crime, and recidivism in Tennessee by promoting, advocating, and supporting Recovery Courts.  Their efforts have resulted in the reduction of substance abuse, crime, and recidivism, both locally and throughout the state.


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NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has been named the 2019 recipient of the Rod Bragg Recovery Hero Award from the Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals (TARCP).  Yager received the prestigious honor for his unwavering support of Recovery/Drug Courts across Tennessee. 

“We are very fortunate to have some of the best courts in Tennessee in our senatorial district, including the Morgan County Recovery Court,” said Senator Yager.   “These courts are doing an incredible job improving outcomes and transforming lives in Tennessee.  I am very pleased to support their remarkable efforts to move defendants onto a drug-free path.”

TARCP is committed to reducing substance abuse, crime, and recidivism in Tennessee by promoting, advocating, and supporting Recovery Courts.  Their efforts have resulted in the reduction of substance abuse, crime, and recidivism, both locally and throughout the state.

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