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Legislative Update Week Ending 3-12-2021

Legislative Update Week Ending 3-12-2021

TSEA March 12, 2021 0

This week saw movement on some important legislation for state employees. The big news was the Senate State & Local Government Committee’s passing of SB0361, the Burden of Proof bill. This is a critical

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Burden of Proof Bill Passes important Senate committee

Burden of Proof Bill Passes important Senate committee

TSEA March 9, 2021 0

Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, SB0361, the Burden of Proof bill, passed the Senate State & Local Government Committee, a crucial first hurdle. The vote was unanimous, 9-0. We appreciate Senate Bill Sponsor Sen. Joey

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Gov. Lee proposes 4 percent raise for state employees

Gov. Lee proposes 4 percent raise for state employees

TSEA February 8, 2021 Comments Off on Gov. Lee proposes 4 percent raise for state employees

Governor Lee during his Feb. 8, 2021 State of the State address recommended a 4-percent raise for State Employees. “I said at the start how proud I am of my staff and cabinet, and

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TSEA urges Gov. Lee to prioritize state employees

TSEA urges Gov. Lee to prioritize state employees

TSEA February 4, 2021 Comments Off on TSEA urges Gov. Lee to prioritize state employees

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Employees Association urges Gov. Bill Lee to include funding for State and Higher Education salary and market adjustments in his proposed FY21/22 state budget. “Our state employees continue to

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TSEA urges Governor Lee and Legislature to prioritize state employee pay

TSEA urges Governor Lee and Legislature to prioritize state employee pay

TSEA January 20, 2021 Comments Off on TSEA urges Governor Lee and Legislature to prioritize state employee pay

This week, the Tennessee General Assembly convened for a special legislative session on education to address urgent issues facing Tennessee students and schools in the 2021-22 school year, including learning loss, funding, accountability, literacy,

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Health Insurance Premium Holiday coming June 2021

Health Insurance Premium Holiday coming June 2021

TSEA December 4, 2020 Comments Off on Health Insurance Premium Holiday coming June 2021

(UPDATE: An early version of this article stated there would not be a deduction in June 2021; however, while the premium holiday is for June 2021, the deduction will not appear on your May

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House passes amended state budget; Senate and House to negotiate differences

House passes amended state budget; Senate and House to negotiate differences

TSEA June 17, 2020 Comments Off on House passes amended state budget; Senate and House to negotiate differences

Today the Tennessee House passed an amended version of the state budget. The House version of the budget differs significantly from the Senate’s budget, which means the two legislative bodies must now negotiate and

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State Revenues for May 2020

State Revenues for May 2020

TSEA June 9, 2020 Comments Off on State Revenues for May 2020

The state has announced revenues for May totaled $981.9 million, which is $197.3 million less than the budgeted monthly revenue estimate and $184.7 million less than May 2019. “May sales tax collections represent consumer

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House passes 401k match, bill moves to Senate

House passes 401k match, bill moves to Senate

TSEA June 4, 2020 Comments Off on House passes 401k match, bill moves to Senate

Yesterday, under the guidance of our dedicated bill sponsor Chairman Gary Hicks and bill co-sponsor Leader William Lamberth, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed HB2045, our 401(k) bill. This bill, if it were to

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Legislative Update: 2-21-2020

Legislative Update: 2-21-2020

TSEA February 21, 2020 Comments Off on Legislative Update: 2-21-2020

The most significant news from the week was Governor Bill Lee’s announcement on Wednesday to work toward paid family leave for state employees through the legislative process instead of an executive order.  “After consultation

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