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This year, my colleagues and I strongly supported our farmers and agriculture industry professionals through innovation and education, as well as through tax cuts and additional measures.

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Expect hot and humid weather Tuesday with high temperatures in the low to mid-90s and scattered thunderstorms will be possible. Storms early in the week could be heavy because they will be powered by the hot and humid conditions.

I worked for SERVPRO in their corporate office from 2002-2007 because it’s some sort of requirement for Sumner County residents…or at least that’s what they told me when I moved here years ago.

As kids prepare to head back to school, many parents may be discussing whether it’s time to open their child’s first checking account. As you begin to talk to your son or daughter about taking this step, and to look for the right place to open an account, here are a few tips to consider.

Tennessee’s auto industry has transformed our state’s economy over the past several decades – it has brought good-paying jobs and a better quality of life.

After some early week showers and thunderstorms it looks like we will be in pretty good shape Wednesday through Friday with partly sunny and 90 degrees.  I still see no indication of excessive heat From Aug. 5-10 with highs mostly in the upper 80s, not bad at all for early August.

“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” ~ George Carlin, American counter-culture comedian (1937-2008)

The school year is right around the corner. For a lot of incoming students, the anticipation of returning to school is overwhelming. Not only are students preparing for new schools, curriculums, and teachers, but also old classmates.

The U.S. House of Representatives struck a strong bipartisan blow against robocalls plaguing consumers recetnly with a near-unanimous 429-3 vote to pass H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act. The bill now heads to the Senate and Sen. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s support fo…

The facts are sobering.  Literally millions of our nation’s elderly are abused in some form or another each year.  Included in that list of possible abuses is financial abuse or exploitation.  It’s an all-too frequent  occurrence and it leaves the elderly without a lifetime of hard-earned mo…

With 224,000 jobs recently created, June’s jobs report brought good news for American workers – more jobs and higher wages. Simply put, Congress, working with the Trump Administration, is bringing real results to the American people.

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” ~Famous response by Mark Twain, in London, to an English reporter who informed Twain that an American newspaper had published Twain’s obituary.

“Many Tennesseans assume their home and business insurance automatically covers damage from earthquakes.  They are wrong.” ~ Jim Hawkins

Recently, the Governor announced the formation of a new Criminal Justice Investment Task Force as part of a comprehensive plan to implement meaningful reform within our criminal justice system. This task force will develop legislative and budgetary recommendations over the next two legislati…

Last week, I wrote about legislation I introduced that will lower the cost of health care for Tennesseans. And this week, that legislation was approved by a vote of 20-3 by the Senate health committee I chair.

“Many Tennesseans assume their home and business insurance automatically covers damage from earthquakes.  They are wrong.” ~ Jim Hawkins

When the risk is “super-obvious,” a consumer warning is unnecessary. That’s why steak knives don’t have warning labels, for example.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health condition generally triggered by experiencing or seeing a terrifying event, is frequently associated with military service, although it's a condition that can be realize by anyone, and any age to include school children.

Removing the former judicial robe he wore for nearly a decade, retired Sumner County General Sessions Judge Johnny Jones smiled as a portrait of himself that will hang in his former Gallatin courtroom was unveiled last week.

We’ve all been there. Maybe we’re signing up for a cable package, or renting a car or opening a bank account. We sign a contract with a service provider — usually a large company — without really reading, or fully processing, its fine print.

“WARNING: Hands-free devices do not eliminate cognitive distraction.” — “Understanding the Distracted Brain: Why Driving While Using Hands-Free Cell Phones is Risky Behavior,” National Safety Council White Paper

During the 2019 legislative session, my colleagues and I focused on improving safety for our citizens, while also supporting our law enforcement officials and victims of crime. Together, we strengthened laws related to child and elderly abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking, and danger…