Speaker Pro Tempore 18th District
Sumner, Trousdale & Part of Davidson Counties
What's Happening at the Capitol?
As summer begins to come to a close, I have been spending time speaking with constituent groups in District 18, hearing proposals for funds from the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group, beginning to examine and evaluate legislation which I may sponsor during the next session. Although Tennessee has a part-time legislature, there is work to be done all year to ensure we are prepared to bring forward effective bills.
SB2057 and SB2326 Signed
On July 7, Representative Clark Boyd and I had the privilege to join Governor Lee for the signing of Senate Bill 2057 and Senate Bill 2326. Each of these bills involves service credits relative to retirement. More specifically, SB2057 allows any TCRS member who has performed active duty military service in the United States' armed forces during a period of armed conflict to establish retirement credit for that military service. I was proud to sponsor this legislation alongside Representative Boyd to benefit the men and women of our military.
W Albert Gallatin Avenue Ribbon Cutting
Near the end of this month, I was glad to join Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown, Leader Lamberth, and many others at the ribbon cutting for W Albert Gallatin Avenue. The project created a corridor between SR 109N and US-31E to major roadways to allow commuters to travel without the need to pass through downtown. This extension is estimated to divert more than ten percent of the traffic away from downtown, and I believe it will greatly benefit our community.
August Food Tax Holiday
Beginning today and continuing through the end of August 2022, you may notice a substantial difference on your grocery bill. For the month, food and food ingredients are tax free. Although the list of qualifying items is extensive, there are a few categories which will remain taxed, including alcoholic beverages, candy, dietary supplements, prepared food, and tobacco. For more detailed information, you can visit the Tennessee Department of Revenue website. This is only one of the many ways the General Assembly is saving taxpayers' money.
Election Day is Coming Soon
Don't forget that Thursday, August 4th is Election Day for State and Federal Primaries as well as State and County General Elections. Both Sumner and Trousdale counties offered options for early voting, but if you missed the opportunity, the polls will be open on Thursday. For more information about your voting location and hours, visit GoVoteTN.gov
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