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House passes Contract Accountability bill with unanimous vote

House passes Contract Accountability bill with unanimous vote

TSEA February 27, 2018 Comments Off on House passes Contract Accountability bill with unanimous vote

Last night, (2/26/18), the House, after substituting and conforming to Senate Bill 1047, passed an amended version of the Contract Accountability and Responsible Employment (CARE) Act. To view the House vote on the bill,

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Contract accountability bill on calendar for Jan 31

Contract accountability bill on calendar for Jan 31

TSEA January 24, 2018 Comments Off on Contract accountability bill on calendar for Jan 31

UPDATE: HB944 was rolled one week, It is now scheduled to be heard on Jan. 31.  — After a year of debate and discussion, including two summer study sessions, our contract accountability bill HB944/SB1047

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TSEA Legislative Update – week ending 1/19/18

TSEA Legislative Update – week ending 1/19/18

TSEA January 22, 2018 Comments Off on TSEA Legislative Update – week ending 1/19/18

TSEA Legislative Update – week ending 1-19-18 The General Assembly reconvened on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 and got down to business assigning committee chairpersons in the Senate and appointing new legislators to committees in

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Outsourcing transparency bill on calendar for Wednesday (1/17/18)

Outsourcing transparency bill on calendar for Wednesday (1/17/18)

TSEA January 16, 2018 Comments Off on Outsourcing transparency bill on calendar for Wednesday (1/17/18)

NASHVILLE – The House State Government Subcommittee is scheduled this week to hear legislation intended to improve oversight, legislative involvement, and transparency over the state’s outsourcing process. HB944, introduced last year and studied extensively

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Van Buren County seeks to block Inn closure, pushes relocation of new Inn

Van Buren County seeks to block Inn closure, pushes relocation of new Inn

TSEA December 15, 2017 Comments Off on Van Buren County seeks to block Inn closure, pushes relocation of new Inn

The Van Buren County Commission and other local elected leaders during a meeting Thursday night announced they are investigating possible legal action to halt the Haslam administration’s plans to demolish and rebuild the Fall

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IMPORTANT – Van Buren Co. Commission MTG 6 p.m. Tomorrow 12/14 @ Fall Creek Falls

IMPORTANT – Van Buren Co. Commission MTG 6 p.m. Tomorrow 12/14 @ Fall Creek Falls

TSEA December 13, 2017 Comments Off on IMPORTANT – Van Buren Co. Commission MTG 6 p.m. Tomorrow 12/14 @ Fall Creek Falls

There will be a special meeting of the Van Buren County Commission 6 p.m. tomorrow 12/14 at Fall Creek Falls Inn to discuss the impending April 2 closure and demolition of the Fall Creek Falls Inn

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TDEC Launches State Park Upgrades Survey

TDEC Launches State Park Upgrades Survey

TSEA October 2, 2017 Comments Off on TDEC Launches State Park Upgrades Survey

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is asking for public input on the facilities at Fall Creek Falls State Park. According to an email sent to Tennessee State Park supporters, the department seeks input

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Haslam abandons outsourcing park operations

Haslam abandons outsourcing park operations

TSEA August 25, 2017 Comments Off on Haslam abandons outsourcing park operations

The Haslam administration announced it will no longer pursue outsourcing the management and operations of any of Tennessee’s state parks. The announcement was made by Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau

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Chancellor Young rules state must release public records on Fall Creek Falls privatization effort

Chancellor Young rules state must release public records on Fall Creek Falls privatization effort

TSEA June 29, 2017 Comments Off on Chancellor Young rules state must release public records on Fall Creek Falls privatization effort

Haslam appointee Chancellor Bill Young ruled this week that the state must publically release records associated with the unsuccessful privatization effort at Fall Creek Falls. The ruling came out of a lawsuit filed by

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No Bids Received For Fall Creek Falls Outsourcing Proposal

No Bids Received For Fall Creek Falls Outsourcing Proposal

TSEA May 11, 2017 Comments Off on No Bids Received For Fall Creek Falls Outsourcing Proposal

The Times Free Press reported today that Gov. Haslam’s proposal to outsource at Fall Creek Falls state park received no bids.  This means state employees will continue to operate the facility!  This is a

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