Weekly Wrap

STATE REPRESENTATIVE MARK PODY
STANDING STRONG ON PRINCIPLES – SERVING CANNON, DEKALB AND WILSON COUNTIES
Click the links below to visit these helpful websites
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Town Meetings
  I always look forward to meeting with each of you. This would be a great time for more lengthy input from you the constituents.
1st Friday – Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce from 8:00a.m. until 9:30a.m.

3rd Friday – Depot Junction Cafe in Watertown from8:00a.m. until 9:00a.m.
Smithville at the Dekalb County Board of Education from 10:00a.m. until 11:00a.m.
Woodbury Senior Center from  1:00p.m. until 2:00p.m
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Did you know that if you are searching for a job you can visit Jobs4TN and click on featured jobs.
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Wilson County Fair is right around the corner
 If you would like to work the Pody booth at the Wilson County Fair, please contact Kristina Hibdon at 615-444-4423.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Early voting for the August 4th state primary and county general election is now underway. Voting will continue Mondays through Saturdays and endSaturday, July 30.  If you need a ride to the polls, please call my office at 615-444-4423 and let me know.  We also have yard signs available as well.
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2016 SALES TAX HOLIDAY
The State of Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday is held every year, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the last Friday in July and ending at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday night. During this weekend, certain goods may be purchased tax free. This year’s tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. onFriday, July 29 and ends Sunday, July 31 at 11:59 p.m  
Sales Tax Holiday information here
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Students Back to Class
Cannon County – August 9, 2016
Dekalb County – August 8, 2016
Wilson County – August 1, 2016
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INCREASED SCHOOL FUNDING
This year, Governor Haslam proposed and the General Assembly approved a budget and corresponding legislation to enhance the BEP by more than $220 million – the largest improvement without a tax increase in the history of the BEP and one that exceeds funding gained through full implementation of BEP 2.0.
 Specifically, the Governor’s BEP enhancement plan includes:
  • More than $100 million for teacher salaries – the largest  investment without a tax increase ever;      
  • Nearly $30 million to fund the 12th month of insurance for teachers;
  • $15 million for recurring technology funds for our schools – an amount that doubles our current investment and addresses concerns related to devices, infrastructure and instruction;
  • Nearly $20 million to better serve high need student populations; 
  • Almost $50 million to address enrollment growth and inflationary costs
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 Groundbreaking for Legends Drive in Lebanon, Tennessee
Legends Drive is located off of S. Cumberland Street in Lebanon and runs alongside Demos’ Restaurant and The Roxy Theater. With the mile and a half extension, Legends Drive will stretch to Briskin Lane, off of Sparta Pike. The road will run parallel to Interstate 40.
Plans have been drawn to have the Legends Drive extension to go all the way to Sparta Pike, connecting to Briskin Lane just south of the Wilson County Fairgrounds.
The extension will also connect to Cumberland Center Drive when constructed.
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State Road Aid Appropriations by County
 1)  Cannon County’s regular State Appropriation is $156,431….the $30M distribution from the Legislature added $222,600 in State Appropriation to the county for a total State Appropriation of $379,031
2)  Dekalb County’s regular State Appropriation is $165,377….the $30M distribution from the Legislature added $235,300 in State Appropriation to the county for a total State Appropriation of $400,677
3)  Wilson County’s regular State Appropriation is $278,637….the $30M distribution from the Legislature added $396,500 in State Appropriation to the county for a total State Appropriation of $675,137
PAID FOR BY CAMPAIGN FOR MARK PODY, KRISTINA HIBDON – TREASURER