HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS YEAR'S LEGISLATIVE SESSION
TAX CUTS FOR HARD WORKING TENNESSEANS
- Eliminated the annual $400 Professional Privilege Tax on 15 professions so Tennesseans holding these licenses do not have to pay for the “privilege” of earning a living.
- Eliminated several tax inequities on small businesses, including the repeal of the amusement tax on small gyms and fitness centers to even the playing field with their larger counterparts.
- Tax Relief for Farmers — Removed sales tax on agricultural water and agricultural trailers.
- The new Medicaid Block Grants law calls for Governor Bill Lee to request a block grant waiver from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to better serve recipients of the state’s TennCare program and to lower the tax burden on Tennesseans.
- Co Sponsored the Katie Beckett Waiver to expand TennCare coverage to in-home care for adult children with severe and medically complex disabilities whose parents’ incomes exceed current limits set for the program.
- Sponsored a bill that allows patients or providers to request partial fills on needed opioid prescriptions, while encouraging providers to request the lowest effective amount
STRENGTHENING PUBLIC EDUCATION
- Created the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) Grant Program to expand access to vocational and technical training to students.
- Invested $71 million in pay raises for teachers across Tennessee and investment in professional development programming.
- Invested an additional $175 million in new funding to support teachers and students in public schools.
We secured funding for the following important local organizations.
- Tennessee Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Bedford County — $10,000 a year
- Marshall County Babe Ruth League, Inc. — $28,000
- CASA, Inc. in Rutherford, Marshall, Bedford, and Lincoln — $2,000 in each county
- MTSU’s School of Concrete and Construction — $40,100,000 total
A NOTE FROM SENATOR SHANE REEVES
Dear Fellow Tennesseans,
Representing Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore and Rutherford Counties in the state senate is truly the honor of my life. It is important to me to know what you think. Every Thursday I have blocked off my schedule to meet with constituents in my office in Murfreesboro and you can schedule it at ReevesforTN.com. I encourage you to log on and let me know what issue you feel is most important for me to address in the next legislative session.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve.
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