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State budget passes, includes significant investment for state employees

State budget passes, includes significant investment for state employees

TSEA April 14, 2016 0

The $34.8 Billion Tennessee state budget, which includes $60 million for state employee raises and an additional $36 million for state employee salary adjustments, has passed both the House and Senate. “The legislature just

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TDOC announces changes to assault definitions

TDOC announces changes to assault definitions

TSEA January 8, 2016 0

The Tennessee Department of Correction during a hearing Thursday announced changes in how assaults are defined in Tennessee’s prisons. Tuesday afternoon the Corrections Subcommittee of the Senate State and Local Government Committee requested testimony

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President Merritt on getting results

President Merritt on getting results

TSEA December 2, 2015 0

I have had conversations in the past with members who want us to be more vocal, make more noise, and say that we need to rally because we need to get attention. I explained

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Statement by TSEA President Bryan Merritt supporting Chairman Bill Sanderson

Statement by TSEA President Bryan Merritt supporting Chairman Bill Sanderson

TSEA April 9, 2015 0

  For Immediate Release: Statement by TSEA President Bryan Merritt in support of Chairman Bill Sanderson’s actions regarding longevity While we continue the fight to defeat Governor Haslam’s proposal to end longevity for future

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TSEA argues against eliminating longevity pay

TSEA argues against eliminating longevity pay

TSEA March 3, 2015 0

TSEA Executive Director John Summers Tuesday made a presentation during a public hearing before the full House State Government Committee to outline our concerns and opposition with HB647, the bill that would eliminate Longevity Pay for

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LEGISLATIVE ALERT: No More Longevity Checks. Period

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: No More Longevity Checks. Period

TSEA February 25, 2015 0

At the request of the Haslam Administration, HB 647 by McCormick has been placed on the Wednesday March 4th calendar for the House State Government Subcommittee.  This is the Haslam Administration’s bill that would eliminate all

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Gov. Haslam’s State of the State

Gov. Haslam’s State of the State

TSEA February 9, 2015 0

TSEA has major concerns with Governor Haslam’s budget proposals announced during his State of the State address, but we are reserving comment until we have had ample opportunity to fully analyze the impact those proposals

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News Release // TSEA President on state health insurance and Insure Tennessee debate

News Release // TSEA President on state health insurance and Insure Tennessee debate

TSEA February 6, 2015 0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2015 Contact: Chris Dauphin Phone: (615) 256-4533, 800-251-8732 chris.dauphin@tseaonline.org Statement by TSEA President Bryan Merritt on the state health insurance plan being used as political theatre during the Insure

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Budget passes; No raises for state employees

Budget passes; No raises for state employees

TSEA April 10, 2014 0

NASHVILLE – A last-ditch effort to restore raises for state employees in the state budget failed Thursday afternoon on the House floor. Rep. Craig Fitzhugh and Rep. Matthew Hill both proposed amendments to fund

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U.S. Congress, President pass continuing appropriations act

U.S. Congress, President pass continuing appropriations act

TSEA October 17, 2013 0

Late last night (Wednesday, Oct. 16th), the U.S. Congress and the president came to an agreement to reopen the Federal Government and to raise the nation’s debt limit. Included in the bill signed by

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