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The Sycamore Institute reviews the numerous steps Gov. Haslam and TN lawmakers took during the 2018 legislative session — with a short, scannable outline plus a more detailed appendix.
The TDMHSAS has released a new Fast Facts Data Portal with statewide and county-by-county comparisons of addiction and mental health services in Tennessee. Follow this link to access the new portal!
All three of our White Papers, Fetal Assault, Cannabis, and Recovery Housing have been added to the downloadable section of our advocacy page!
Partnership for Drug Free Kids presents All-Star Chef's Table Event in Nashville. The evening will highlight critically acclaimed local chefs and bring awareness to the life-changing work we provide for families who are struggling with a loved one’s substance use.
TAADAS 2018 Legislative Session Recap
Background: The 110th General Assembly completed its business on April 25th, 2018 and adjourned sine die, that is without a day to return. The 111th General Assembly will convene on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in an organizational session, which will include the election and appointment of new legislative leadership and the appointment of new committee membership.
Upcoming Elections: In the next election cycle, there will be three open senate seats with no incumbent and 23 open house seats with no incumbent seeking reelection. Those 23 seats include the ones presently held by Speaker Beth Harwell, Deputy Speaker Steve McDaniel, Finance Committee Chair Charles Sargent, and Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh. These departures, along with a new governor in 2019, will create significant changes in the state's leadership.
Download the full 2018 Legislative Session Recap below.