Tennessee Is Facing A Big Budget Gap, And There’s No Good Way To Fix It

Governor Haslam's proposed budget cuts include the elimination of promised raises for teachers. A one year delay of those raises is estimated to save the state $72 million. Image: TN Photo Services/Flickr

Governor Haslam’s proposed budget cuts include the elimination of promised raises for teachers. A one year delay of those raises is estimated to save the state $72 million. Image: TN Photo Services/Flickr

WPLN’s Bradley George and Nashville Post/Nashville Scene reporter Andrea Zelinski peel back the numbers behind proposed state budget cuts.

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State lawmakers will have to make tough choices before they go home for the year. Governor Bill Haslam says the state budget is more than $100 million short right now, and it will be even more next year.
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