State orders 54,600 copies of Tennessee Blue Book

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The latest edition of the Tennessee Blue Book are being delivered being delivered to the state Capitol.

Secretary of State Tre Hargett said Friday that the state has ordered 54,600 copies of the official guide to Tennessee government and history.

The 2011-2012 edition features new graphics highlighting lawmakers' districts, and shaded tabs for easier browsing of the nearly 800-page book that is used a reference by schoolchildren, educators, archivists, journalists, government officials and other citizens.

Lawmakers routinely give copies to constituents and other visitors to the Capitol.

Hargett dedicated the volume to the Republican speakers of the House and Senate, Sen. Ron Ramsey of Blountville and Rep. Beth Harwell of Nashville.

The previous version was dedicated to Tennessee service members killed in combat since 9/11.

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