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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March 16, 2017

Legislation to Spur Deployment of High-Speed Broadband to Rural and Unserved Areas of Tennessee Headed to Final Vote in State Senate

Senator Yager, a co-sponsor of the bill, praises committee’s action advancing the bill For Immediate Release NASHVILLE — Legislation designed to spur deployment of high-speed broadband Internet services to rural and unserved areas of Tennessee is headed to the floor of the Senate for final consideration after being approved by the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on Tuesday.  The Tennessee …

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