Sen. Art Swann

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Revamped unemployment bill takes Senate step

BY: - April 22, 2021

Legislation that could reduce Tennessee’s unemployment time frame but increase payments $50 a week started moving Wednesday in the state Senate, despite complaints it would put families in dire straits. Sen. Jon Lundberg, who took over the bill from Sen. Art Swann, passed an amended SB1042 through the Republican-dominated Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on […]

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Legislation would cut time frame for state unemployment

BY: - April 8, 2021

East Nashville resident Richie Townsend struggled to find work after losing his restaurant job when the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March 2020.  Townsend, 39, a former bartender at Rolf and Daughters in Germantown, has been on and off state and federal unemployment programs for a year but still has more benefits pending after being laid […]

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State Senate races: Quarter three fundraising review

BY: - October 27, 2020

The presidential race and U.S. Senate races are the campaigns that traditionally earn the most analysis and coverage, but all state representatives are up for reelection in Tennessee and half of the General Assembly’s state senators. The overview of the upcoming state senate races features information on the amount of money each candidate raised in […]