Senator Ketron honored in special award for legislative achievements by Tennessee Development Districts
Monday, April 14, 2014
(NASHVILLE, TN) April 11, 2014– State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) has been recognized by the Development Districts Association in Tennessee (TDDA) for legislative achievements benefitting the people of the 13th Senatorial District, which he represents. Ketron received the award on Thursday, April 10 as the group gathered for a statewide meeting in Nashville.
Legislative Leaders, Governor Haslam and Heart Association to Kick Off Walking Challenge in Conjunction With National Walking Day
Monday, March 31, 2014
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Governor Bill Haslam, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell, Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron and Assistant Republican Leader Kevin Brooks will join the American Heart Association to recognize National Walking Day, the American Heart Association’s annual icon day encouraging Americans to become more physically active by walking to improve health. The Challenge will encourage Tennesseans to go for a 30-minute walk on this day. The press conference will conclude with a legislators group walk from the Capitol to the Plaza.
Judiciary Committee approves legislation sponsored by Senator Ketron to strengthen penalties against spectators at animal fights
Thursday, March 27, 2014
(NASHVILLE, TN) March 26, 2013 — The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation, sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro), which strengthens penalties against spectators attending animal fights. Senate Bill 2366 makes it a Class A misdemeanor offense to be a spectator at any animal fight with a minimum fine of $500.
Ketron wins Senate Transportation Committee approval of Murfreesboro to Nashville Monorail Study
Thursday, March 13, 2014
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) won approval today of key legislation calling for a study to determine the feasibility of a monorail public transportation system along the I-24 Nashville Southeast Corridor that connects downtown Murfreesboro to Nashville. Senate Bill 2515, which was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee, directs the Department of Transportation to conduct the study, which would include the costs of construction, operation and financing of the monorail system.
U.S. Humane Society in Tennessee Names Senator Ketron “Legislator of the Year”
Friday, February 28, 2014
NASHVILLE, The U.S. Humane Society recognized Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Representative Jon Lundberg (R-Bristol) this week with Humane Legislator of the Year awards for their dedication to protecting animals from cruelty. Leighann Lassiter, the group’s state director said the award reflected work done by the lawmakers over the past seven years to increase penalties for dogfighting and cockfighting.
Legislation provides greater accountability and transparency in the TNInvestco Program
Monday, February 24, 2014
(NASHVILLE), The Senate has approved legislation, sponsored by Senators Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Doug Overbey (R-Maryville), that provides greater accountability and transparency in the state’s TNInvestco Program. TNInvestco is a program administered by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (EDC) that provides benefits to small, medium-sized, and start-up businesses to encourage job growth in the state.
Senator Ketron Urges Local Citizens to join Telephone Townhall Meeting on Wednesday
Friday, February 14, 2014
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), February 14, 2014 — State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) today announced that he has scheduled a Telephone Townhall Meeting to talk to citizens regarding issues before the Tennessee General Assembly and to listen to their concerns.
Tennessee Economic Accolades
Friday, January 10, 2014
Presented here is a list of many of the reasons why Tennessee is a great place to do business:
Lowest debt per capita among all 50 states (Tax Foundation)
Third lowest state and local taxes among states (Tax Foundation)
New Report on Bullying in Tennessee schools confirms 5,478 cases last year
Thursday, October 31, 2013
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) A new report on the number of bullying cases in Tennessee’s public schools was released by the state’s Department of Education today showing there were 7,555 cases reported during the 2012-13 school year. According to the data submitted to the state’s Department of Education by school officials statewide 5,478, or 72.51 percent, of bullying reports submitted were confirmed after investigation.
Ketron pleased but not surprised by yesterday’s State Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Tennessee’s Voter ID Law
Friday, October 18, 2013
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) said today he was pleased but not surprised by the Tennessee Supreme Court decision upholding the state’s voter ID law. Ketron, who sponsored the legislation which implemented the law, said the state’s Constitution and federal decisions on the matter clearly showed lawmakers had the right to protect the integrity of elections in the state.
Over 29 Employers to Participate in Job Fair Hosted by Senator Ketron
Friday, October 04, 2013
(NASHVILLE) State Senator Bill Ketron (R–Murfreesboro) announced today he has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Labor to host a job fair for the people of Rutherford County and surrounding areas.
Statement from Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron Regarding Jobs Announcement
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
(NASHVILLE, TN) August 28, 2013 — “I am delighted to hear about the creation of 1,000 new Middle Tennessee jobs. Tennessee’s sound financial footing, good business climate and reputation for being a well-managed state has gotten the attention of the business world. We are the best location in the Southeast to locate new and expanding businesses!”
Senators Tracy and Ketron announce major grant for Smyrna Airport
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
(NASHVILLE, TN) August 20, 2013 — State Senators Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) said today they have been informed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) that a major grant has been approved for the Smyrna Airport.
Statement regarding President Obama’s visit to the Amazon facility in Chattanooga
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — “We are glad President Obama came to see the many things that Tennessee is doing right in our efforts to attract new industry to our state and what sets us apart from other states.
Senator Ketron lauds state ranking as lowest indebted state in the nation
Monday, July 22, 2013
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), July 22, 2013 — Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) said today he is “very proud” of Tennessee’s new ranking as the lowest indebted state in the nation.
Senator Ketron reminds citizens about upcoming Sales Tax Holiday
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
“The holiday provides a good way to stimulate sales for local businesses, while providing citizens sales tax relief, especially parents who are getting their students ready for the school year,” said Senator Ketron.
Statement from Senator Ketron regarding Taylor Farms Announcement
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), July 3, 2013 – “I am very pleased these new jobs opportunities are coming to Smyrna,” said Senator Ketron, who met with company representatives and the Department of Economic and Community Development regarding Taylor Farms.