Press release from the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development; August 10, 2012:  Tennessee Becomes 40th State to Allow Benefits for Trailing Spouses NASHVILLE – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis is announcing changes to unemployment laws that allow a spouse of military personnel facing a military transfer to collect unemployment […]


Lying about military service would be a misdemeanor under a bill passed by the Legislature. “There are people going into bars, and trying to get free drinks by passing themselves off as military people,” Rep. Bill Dunn, R-Knoxville, said.

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Gov. Bill Haslam told a gathering Monday honoring veterans that the reason he was chosen to visit Iraq and Afghanistan this summer was because Tennessee has one of the strongest contingents of military service personnel in the country. Haslam spoke at an event on the plaza of the Tennessee Tower in a ceremony that honored […]


Press Release from the Senate Democratic Caucus, April 29 Storm Damage Relief This week’s storms and tornadoes have left 34 people dead in Tennessee, over 100 homes damaged or destroyed, and thousands more without power, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA). Reports of injuries and damages are still coming in, and residents who […]


Press Release from state Sen. Lowe Finney, D-Jackson, and Sen. Tim Barnes, D-Adams, March 9, 2010: Bill would support veterans’ families NASHVILLE – Sen. Lowe Finney (D-Jackson) and Sen. Tim Barnes (D-Adams) want to help Tennessee military families by extending unemployment benefits to individuals who leave their jobs to accompany their spouses on a military […]


Cutting staff travel and supply costs, eliminating field offices in Memphis, Dickson and Cookeville, and eliminating eight staff positions would save the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs $407,300. But VA officials argue that with ongoing United States wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this isn’t the time to slash services for vets.