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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March 10, 2017

Senator Yager Named Legislator of the Year by the Tennessee Development District Association

Senator Yager Named Legislator of the Year by the Tennessee Development District Association NASHVILLE, Tenn., (March 7, 2017) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has received the “Legislator of the Year” Award for from the Tennessee Development District Association’s (TDDA) Southeast Development District for a second time. Yager received the award at the TDDA Reception in Nashville on Tuesday. The …

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March 8, 2017

Office Visitors for March 8th

Officials from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Jeff Smith Assistant Director (left), and John Powell who leads the Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H), Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (right) Rockwood Business & Professional Women Members Becky Layne (left) and Ann Hiegel (right) Dayton County Fire Fighters (Left to right) Assistant Chief Adam McRorie, Heather Roberts, Representative Ron Travis, Senator Yager, Jerry Anne Howard, and Zach Beene

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March 3, 2017

Local Pickett County High School Student Serves as Senate Page

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2017  (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) William “Billy” Turpin served as a page for the Tennessee Senate on Thursday.  He was sponsored by State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston).   Turpin is a senior at Pickett County High School.  Page duties consist of making copies, running errands, and distributing materials to members as directed by the Chief Clerk.   ### See …

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March 1, 2017

Senator Yager Adds Amendment to TDEC Budget to Fund Great War Centennial at Alvin C. York State Historic Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   (NASHVILLE), March 1, 2017 – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) successfully amended the budget of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on Monday to add $33,000 for the Great War Centennial at Alvin C. York State Historic Park.  The action came as TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau came before the Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources …

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February 24, 2017

Local Bowers Elementary School Student Serves as Senate Page

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2017   (NASHVILLE, Tenn.)- Bryson Ellis, a 5th grade student from Bowers Elementary School, served as a page in the Tennessee Senate on Thursday, February 23.  Bryson was sponsored by State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston). Bryson was accompanied by his parents, Randy and Hannah Ellis.  Page duties consist of making copies, running errands, and distributing …

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February 22, 2017

Senator Yager Meets with Oneida and Scott County School Boards

See Attached photo  State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) met with members of the Oneida School Board and the Scott County School Board Tuesday in Nashville.  Sen. Yager said the group had a very good conversation about education issues.  From left to right are Llew Stanley, Floyd Brom Shoemaker, Dr. Jeanny Hatfield, John Thompson, Linda Sharp, Diane Smith, Kim Kidd, Dr. …

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February 9, 2017

Senator Ken Yager Elected Chairman of the Joint Fiscal Review Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2017 NASHVILLE – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has been elected by his colleagues to lead the General Assembly’s Fiscal Review Committee which serves as the watchdog for all state government spending.  The action was taken on Thursday as the committee met to organize their business for the 110th General Assembly. Yager has served on …

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