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Sexton: New School Funding Formula Gives Local Level Time To Prepare

House Speaker Cameron Sexton said under the new school funding formula, the super-majority of school systems should not have a problem with future maintenance of effort. Sexton said school systems should have enough time to prepare before that comes into play. “Even with the old formula on the BEP when you increase salaries and you increase other things, it does ... Read More »

Future Revenue From New Titans’ Stadium Could Benefit Rural Areas

The state’s investment in a new stadium for the Tennessee Titans will benefit more than just the Nashville area. That is according to House Speaker Cameron Sexton. He said the impact to the city could have a ripple effect that spreads to the Upper Cumberland. “It opens us up to compete on a world level with bigger events and bring ... Read More »

Sexton: State Budget Includes Tax Relief For All Tennesseans

House Speaker Cameron Sexton said he believes the Senate and House has passed a good budget with over $300 million in tax relief. Sexton said that includes $80 million for a sales tax holiday on groceries for all of August, as well as, $121 million to waive vehicle tag renewal costs over the next year. “We have excess revenue right ... Read More »

Sexton Including Sentencing Reform In Legislative Package

House Speaker Cameron Sexton leading legislation this session that improves transparency and truth in sentencing. Criminals would serve 100 percent of sentences for an additional 14 violent offenses. Sexton said parole will also not be possible. “We’re going to look at truth in sentencing again for aggravated, especially aggravated crimes and second-degree murder,” Sexton said. “As always, there’s certain crimes ... Read More »

Sexton: Hopeful To Pass New School Funding Formula This Session

House Speaker Cameron Sexton said passing the new school funding formula before the General Assembly session ends will be tight. When asked if the new formula was a necessity this session, Sexton said he hopes to have it passed by late-April. “If it starts in committee it won’t be next week but the week after, that’s a good six weeks ... Read More »

Speaker Sexton Called Special Session Regarding COVID Mandates

House Speaker Cameron Sexton said the special session he called focusing on COVID-19 mandates has a tentative date of October 27th. The General Assembly is already slated to convene October 18th the Ford Company Memphis site. Sexton said with officials already in Nashville, it serves as a good time to enter a second session. “The mask mandates that some local ... Read More »

Sexton, Bailey To Serve On Yes On 1 Committee

House Speaker Cameron Sexton will serve as an East Tennessee Chairman for the Yes on 1 Committee. The committee advocates the addition of the right-to-work to the Tennessee Constitution. The law will be on the November 2022 ballot and says Tennesseans can not be forced to join a union to keep a job. State Senator Paul Bailey will represent Cumberland, ... Read More »

Speaker Sexton: Special Session Requested For Parent Rights In Student Health

House Speaker Cameron Sexton said he asked for a special called legislative session over school mask mandates to discuss who is in charge of a student’s health. Sexton said the question is do parent’s have the right to make that choice or should a government’s ability outweigh a family decision. “If you’re asking my personal opinion, what I would like ... Read More »