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Tennessee’s participation in federal unemployment programs will end in July

Jon Styf The Center Square Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday the state will stop participating in added federal unemployment benefits in an effort to encourage Tennesseans on unemployment to start working again. The move, which goes into effect July 3, follows similar orders in Alabama, South Carolina and Montana. Lee’s announcement means Tennesseans will…

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Shutdown of pipeline creating minimal impact in Tennessee

Jon Styf The Center Square While gasoline prices haven’t seen a large increase in Tennessee, the effect of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown has been felt as more consumers have headed to gas stations throughout the Southeast. “We have seen overnight, throughout the Southeast, an increase in gasoline demand,” said Megan Cooper, public relations and government…

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Tennessee Senate, House budget proposals stray from Lee’s plan

Jon Styf The Center Square Tennessee Senate and House committees passed state budget proposals Wednesday, and the full chambers will hear and discuss the spending plans Thursday. Both plans add $250 million to the state’s pension fund while cutting $100 million from Gov. Bill Lee’s $200 million proposal for local government grants and $100 million…

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