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TN 7th in U.S. for Job Growth

A bright spot: #Tennessee was top 7 among U.S. states in job growth from April to May 2020. Now THAT’s a line we would love to see keep trending upward!

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Legislative Wrap-Up: June 2020

After an unprecedented session, the General Assembly adjourned. Following a recess in mid-March, the House and Senate returned at the end of May to adjust the budget, address loss of revenue from COVID-19, and other timely measures. Our highlights from the session are below. Final Bill Report - June 2020 (View/Download/Print PDF)

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In Memory of Nick French (1997 President)

With sad hearts we share the news that Tennessee REALTORS® Past President Taylor N. “Nick” French of Memphis passed away Wed., June 25, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. Nick served as our president in 1997 (his presidential portrait is above left in the collage) and was a longtime beloved member of our

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Legislative Update Week of 6-15-20

Update/Memo Last week, the Senate passed Governor Lee’s proposed budget. The $39.4 billion plan: eliminates raises previously approved for teachers and some other public employees, adds $50 million to fund state-worker buyouts and $200 million to ease the pandemic burden on county and city governments, and allows the administration to raid certain funds within

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