Gov. Bill Lee

Office of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Gov. Bill Lee’s administration has announced that long-term care facilities will soon be required to test all of their residents and staff for COVID-19 after initially just urging nursing homes to do so. 

Tennessee Judge Rules School Voucher Program Is Illegal

May 5, 2020
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A Tennessee judge says the state’s much-debated school voucher program is illegal and cannot be implemented, despite education officials receiving thousands of applications from parents hoping to use public tax dollars on private schooling tuition.

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When Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee ordered a halt to non-emergency medical services last month due to the coronavirus, many Republican lawmakers questioned how it impacted abortion.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Monday that he is issuing a statewide “safer-at-home” order to help stem the state's rapid spread of coronavirus by mandating the closure of all non-essential businesses. 

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An outbreak of the new coronavirus at a Tennessee nursing home has forced the facility to be temporarily closed for cleaning with dozens of residents and staff members sent into quarantine, Gov. Bill Lee’s office and a hospital said Sunday night. 

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s “hope and expectation” is that there will be no “elective” abortions performed in the state under an executive order that bars non-essential medical procedures to free up protective equipment for hospitals treating the coronavirus, his spokesman said Wednesday.

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Doctors across Tennessee are pleading with Gov. Bill Lee to take stronger action to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. 


  Gov. Bill Lee announced Monday a $40.8 billion budget proposal which takes into consideration mental health support for Tennessee students.

Emails: Companies Urged TN Gov. To Veto Anti-LGBT Adoption Law

Jan 30, 2020
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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee sought to downplay potential consequences amid multiple businesses reaching out to his administration warning that the state's reputation would suffer should the Republican enact an anti-LGBT adoption measure.

Lee To Pitch Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bans In Tennessee

Jan 23, 2020
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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he wants to enact some of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, which would include banning women from undergoing the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected.