Last night Governor Phil Bredesen unveiled his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year. It would lay off more than a thousand state workers, while giving those that remain a 3 percent bonus. Bredesen says the state can afford the bonus because it’s found enough savings in the current year’s budget to avoid drawing too heavily from its reserve funds. And he says the proposal should leave some breathing room for the next governor. WPLN’s Daniel Potter reports.
By: Daniel Potter
Daniel Potter thinks the term 'general assignment' is a bland way to say he's brought back national reports from places like inside a man-made cave built to save endangered bats, a room where police store confiscated meth labs, and from the Grand Ole Opry while hundreds of evacuated hotel guests snoozed in the pews. A native of upstate Alabama, Dan enjoys rock-climbing and vegetarian dining.
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