A two-year pilot program to provide market-based health care coverage to more than 250,000 Tennesseans who currently don’t have access to health insurance or have limited options that does not create any new taxes for Tennesseans and will not add any state cost to the budget.
A year after passage of the Tennessee Promise Scholarship Act of 2014, there are a few minor adjustments to the program that need to be made in order to ensure that the original intent of the bill is met. These changes concern four major areas: definition of gift aid, clarification of the full-time student requirement, terminating events for the scholarship, and TSAC rulemaking authority.
As part of several key initiatives to support Tennessee teachers and in response to direct feedback from educators across the state, the governor has proposed legislation to adjust and improve the state’s teacher evaluation law.
Although Tennessee has public transportation in all 95 counties, transportation services for the elderly remain a growing need. Many areas around the country have addressed the need for senior transportation through volunteers. The PROVIDE Act would encourage more people to become volunteer drivers for the elderly because of the liability protection it offers.