‘Our first date was on Lookout Mountain’

Living on a farm with six brothers is bad enough—especially when there are only five bedrooms and one bathroom--but being the only girl had unique joys as well as challenges

Mending a Broken Budget Process

Since taking office, I have focused on securing critical investments for our state while working to reduce wasteful spending. I sponsored legislation that’s now law to save millions of federal dollars by closing expired grant accounts and bolster oversight of government programs.

MAKE THE EFFORT TO REACH OUT IN KINDNESS

Q: I always hear “peace on earth” this time of year, but I’m beginning to wonder if that’s even possible — there’s so much conflict in our world. I want to teach my children (and learn myself) to be kind and sensitive to others.

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