February 19, 2019

The 917 Society Announces Free Program Available to Teachers

(NASHVILLE), February 19, 2019 — The 917 Society is excited to announce the second distribution of free pocket constitutions to 8th grade social studies teachers to give to students in Tennessee this school year. For Constitution Day, September 17th, The 917 Society distributed free pocket Constitutions to 25,000 students and have been fortunate to add an additional distribution to schools …

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February 15, 2019

Local 7th Grade Student Bryson Ellis is State Senate Page

(NASHVILLE) – Seventh grade student at Harriman Middle School, Bryson Ellis, served as a page in the Tennessee State Senate on Thursday, February 14. Ellis lives in Roane County and was sponsored by State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston). Page duties consist of anything from making copies, running errands, to distributing legislative information to members of the General Assembly.  They report to …

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February 14, 2019

Local 5th Grade Student Eleanor Hill is State Senate Page

(NASHVILLE) – Fifth grade student at Allardt Elementary School, Eleanor Hill, served as a page in the Tennessee State Senate this week. Hill lives in Deer Lodge and was sponsored by State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston). Page duties consist of anything from making copies, running errands, to distributing legislative information to members of the General Assembly.  They report to the Chief …

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February 14, 2019

Sen. Yager meets with Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner regarding initiatives to help economically distressed counties

(NASHVILLE), February 11, 2019 – Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) met with Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe in Nashville today to discuss actions being taken to help the state’s 15 economically distressed counties.  Three of the counties, Morgan, Scott and Fentress Counties, are located in District 12 which is represented by Yager in …

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February 8, 2019

Morgan County Executive Langley and Chief of Staff, Woody Smith, visit with Sen. Yager to discuss local needs

(NASHVILLE), February 8, 2019 — Morgan County Executive Brian Langley and chief of staff, Woody Smith, visited with Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) in Nashville this week to discuss local needs.   Langley and Smith were at the Capitol seeking advice on tapping into possible funding available for the citizens of Morgan County.“We had an excellent meeting,” said …

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February 8, 2019

Local Student Michael Riley is State Senate Page

(NASHVILLE) – Tenth-grade student at Campbell County Comprehensive High School, Michael Riley, served as a page in the Tennessee State Senate this week on Thursday, February 7th. Riley was sponsored by State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston). Page duties consist of anything from making copies, running errands, to distributing legislative information to members of the General Assembly. They report to the …

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February 8, 2019

Senator Yager to serve at the Emory Valley Center’s 6th Annual “Celebrity Server” Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.

(NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 2018) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will attend the annual Celebrity Server pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, February 9th, at 8:00 a.m. (ET). The event will be at the Applebee’s Bar and Grill, 1213 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Who: State Senator Ken Yager  What: 6th Annual Celebrity Server Pancake Breakfast When: Saturday, February 9th, 8:00 a.m.  (ET) Where: Applebee’s …

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February 8, 2019

Senator Yager to attend the Kingston Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast

(NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 2018) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) will attend the annual Kingston rotary Club’s pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, February 9th, at 9:30 a.m. (ET). The event will be at the Kingston Church of Christ Family Center, at 303 North Kentucky Street, Kingston, TN 37763. Who: State Senator Ken Yager What: Annual Kingston Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast When: Saturday, February 9th, …

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February 6, 2019

Local Student Hannah Wilson is State Senate Page

(NASHVILLE) – Dayton City School 7th grade student, Hannah Wilson, served as a page in the Tennessee State Senate on Thursday, January 31st. Wilson is a resident of Rhea County and was sponsored by State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston). Page duties consist of anything from making copies, running errands, to distributing legislative information to members of the General Assembly.  They report to …

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February 6, 2019

Senate Judiciary Committee approves resolution calling for an open selection process and legislative confirmation in selecting the state’s Attorney General

(NASHVILLE) — A resolution giving voters an opportunity to amend Tennessee’s Constitution to change the process by which the state’s Attorney General (AG) is selected was recommended for adoption by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.  Senate Joint Resolution 1, sponsored by Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston), calls for an open nomination process by the Tennessee Supreme Court, followed by …

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January 31, 2019

Gearing up for the 111th General Assembly

An editorial by Senator Ken Yager The 111th General Assembly has begun with many changes and new faces among the leadership in Tennessee’s state government.  The Senate has completed its organizational session to elect officers and organize the business of the 2019-2020 legislative sessions.  The highlight of the organizational session was the inauguration of Governor Bill Lee, which is a duty …

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January 31, 2019

Senator Yager announces $500,000 TDOT grant for Spring City rail connector

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today that Spring City has been awarded a grant to construct a rail spur to serve the Spring City Industrial Park.  The grant was approved as part of the Competitive Rail Connectivity Grants  program distributed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.   “This grant for a new rail spur is great news for Spring City,” …

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January 25, 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 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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