Finney creates new education Web site

Residents in Blount County now have a new way of getting information about education in Tennessee.

State Sen. Raymond Finney has started a Web page for educators, parents and others interested in education.

Finney said that after receiving an unusually large volume of inquiries about education during the past few months, he created a Web page to serve as a resource for information about education-impacting bills as they are introduced and considered in the 2008 session of the Tennessee General Assembly.

The senator said the Web page will be updated frequently to capture other bills as they are introduced in the coming weeks. Bills may include proposals for the HOPE scholarship; pre-kindergarten, K-12 and post-secondary education; teacher benefits and similar topics, he said.

This Web page may be accessed at:www.finneylistens.com/education.html.

Each posted bill will contain the official caption (summary) and an internet link. By clicking on the link, pertinent information may be accessed, including the entire text of the bill, the fiscal note and all actions in committees and floor sessions of the Senate and House of Representatives.

There is also included an online submission form, allowing any reader to communicate easily and rapidly with Senator Finney about a bill of interest.

“I continue to be a leader in communicating with my constituents,” said Finney. “Realizing an unusual interest in education this year, I will post education-related bills on one of my Web sites in a timely manner after the bills are filed. I may add Web pages related to other topics, if unusual interest is shown in these topics.”

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