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State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, has been recognized by the Tennessee Development District for legislative achievements benefitting the people of the 12th Senatorial District and the state.
Yager received the award last month at a meeting of the East Tennessee Development District in Knoxville.
East Tennessee Development District is a voluntary association of 56 municipal and sixteen county governments in the mid-east region of Tennessee. The Tennessee Development District is an association of all nine districts throughout the state.
“Sen. Yager, a champion of local governments, sponsored an appropriation amendment in Governor Bill Haslam’s Fiscal Year 2012-13 budget that would provide transition grants to each development district for the purpose of providing planning services to local governments,” the award stated.
“Sen. Yager worked diligently to see this amendment placed in the appropriations bill so that city and county governments in the State of Tennessee have a source for local planning,” the award continued. “It is appropriate that we recognize and commend Sen. Ken Yager for his service and dedication on behalf of the Tennessee Development District Association, thanking him for his service to the 12th Senatorial District.
Said Yager, “I saw this as an opportunity to help city and county governments and the local property taxpayers. It is my sincere hope to make a positive difference during my years in the General Assembly.”