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.
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.
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
Are you losing your passion for what you do? Do you not have the energy at work like you used to? Do you find yourself irritable with clients, patients, friends, or co-workers? Do you sit in your car debating if you want to go into work or in the house?
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…
The Felony Lane Gang (FLG) is a national organization whose purpose is to steal your personal information then use it to their advantage. Whereas most worry about losing their personal financial information online these days, the FLG gets it the old fashioned way, they steal it from your car.
More than 22 year ago, a group of citizens in Englewood filed a lawsuit against their city, alleging that their Board of Commissioners did not provide adequate notice of a meeting in which it selected a route for a highway expansion project.
“A sure sign that contractors can be trusted is if they tell you they’re not the best person to do a particular job and recommend someone else instead.” — Michelle Crouch, Reader’s Digest
We’ve all heard the saying about real estate: Location, Location, Location! While that still holds true, today’s businesses feel the need for technology is just as important.
Ending the practice of hospitals and providers sending surprise medical bills to patients is a perfect example of how Congress and President Trump can work together to reduce out of pocket health care costs for Americans.
“Does your dog bite?” asks Inspector Clouseau of the hotel clerk, upon seeing a dog at the clerk’s feet. “No,” the clerk responds. Clouseau bends over to pet the dog, which quickly barks and bites Clouseau in the hand. “I thought you said your dog doesn't bite!” he remarks angrily. Replies t…
The month of May since 1949 has been recognized annually as Mental Health Awareness Month in an effort to help make the public better aware of the many issues associated with mental illness.
Throughout the 2019 legislative session, there was strong debate between Republicans and Democrats over several key items up for discussion on the House floor.