Post Tagged with: "budget"

Across the Board Cuts Ordered for Metro Budget Proposals

by / on January 28, 2013

Another year, another budget, and another round of cuts in Nashville.

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Budget Stalls as Senate Volleys Back to the House

by / on April 27, 2012

The House and Senate can’t seem to agree on the state’s $31 billion budget and will likely form a smaller group to work out the differences. The upper chamber passed a spending plan for next year before noon and within 90 minutes, the lower chamber voted not to go along.

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Governor’s Final Budget Update Due

by / on April 2, 2012

This week state lawmakers will get down to the business of passing a budget. Governor Bill Haslam says he’ll unveil his final update Monday, adding back at least some funds that were cut from the original $30 billion spending plan.

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Democrats Launch Hail-Mary Tax Relief Plan

by / on July 21, 2011

Tennessee tax collections are higher than anticipated, and Democrats in the state House have a plan for spending that surplus money. They just filed a bill to that effect. But the legislature won’t gather again until January, and Democrats don’t have the votes to pass anything without GOP buy-in.

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Barry Calls for Metro Fleet Review

by / on July 14, 2011

One Metro Council member says thousands of dollars could be saved by thinning Metro’s fleet of vehicles.

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Nearly $70 Million in School Programs Slated to End

by / on January 31, 2011

School programs saved last year by the federal stimulus face an uncertain future. During Governor Bill Haslam’s budget hearings, the Department of Education presented a list of doomed programs.

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New Finance Chairman Balances Own Wishes with Aims of New Governor

by / on January 18, 2011

New Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam must submit a state budget to the legislature by March 1st. The proposed spending plan will include cuts in order to be balanced. That’s not just a matter of accounting – it also raises political questions.

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Corker Warns of Looming Deficit; Some In Audience Lash Out

by / on November 11, 2010

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has a trademark presentation on the federal budget deficit, which he delivered for what he says was the 45th public time last night in Nashville. While some in the audience were receptive, afterward others took the live broadcast as a chance to criticize Corker on talk radio.

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How GOP Will Make Mark on Statehouse Yet to Be Seen

How GOP Will Make Mark on Statehouse Yet to Be Seen

by / on November 3, 2010

Republicans made huge gains last night in the state legislature, picking up at least a dozen seats in the 99-member House of Representatives. The GOP now controls both legislative chambers, along with the governor’s office, for the first time since the Civil War. But the specifics of how Republicans will use that newfound power aren’t clear yet.

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Tennessee Lags Behind In Earmark Bounty

by / on September 20, 2010

Lawmakers in Washington often bring federal dollars to Tennessee through the controversial earmarking process. But a recent Harvard Business School study found the state isn’t doing too well in comparison. Manuel Quinones has more from Washington.

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Mayor, Omni Unveil Proposed Deal for Convention-Center Hotel

by / on August 24, 2010

Metro Government will effectively pay half the cost of a hotel to go with its new downtown convention center. That’s part of a proposed deal with Omni Hotels, which will pay cash for the cost of construction and end up the sole owner.

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Time Running Out on Stimulus Jobs in Perry County

by / on July 23, 2010

Federal stimulus dollars for fighting unemployment in Perry County are set to expire at the end of September. After that, state officials aren’t yet sure how many of the program’s 400 workers will be able to hold on to their jobs.

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Former U.S. Education Secretary Expects RTTT to Boost Science and Math Quickly

by / on July 19, 2010

The former U.S. education secretary says Tennessee should expect some results from new Race to the Top programs within the next year or two. The state is receiving half a billion federal dollars to spend on classroom innovation over the next several years.

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State Could’ve Created More Jobs With Stimulus If Not for Federal Rules: Bredesen

by / on July 19, 2010

Governor Phil Bredesen says Tennessee could’ve created more jobs if it had been given a freer hand in spending federal stimulus dollars. He says federal rules dictating where and how to spend most of the money made it hard for the state to get the best bang for its buck.

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Potential Budget Cuts Divide Candidates for Governor

by / on July 13, 2010

Tennessee’s candidates for governor took disparate stances on what parts of the next state budget they’d trim during the first televised gubernatorial debate Monday night.

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Sports Authority Does Away With Finance Committee

by / on June 28, 2010

Nashville’s Sports Authority decided today it no longer needs a finance committee. The board oversees relations between the city’s professional sports teams and their venues.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Diverge on Teacher Retirement

by / on June 17, 2010

Tennessee’s four major candidates for governor took sharply different stances on retirement plans for teachers at a forum yesterday held by the state educators’ union.

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Fewer Felons Return After Sentences in Prison Than in Local Jails

by / on June 15, 2010

A Correction Department study says fewer inmates at state prisons are returning after being released. But a majority of the state’s felons are housed at local jails, and the study says that group is becoming more likely to return.

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Council Approaching Final Vote on Budget

by / on June 15, 2010

Next year’s budget won’t be much different from the current one, which one official says is remarkable given the city’s economic situation.

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State Tax Revenues Down for May, But Sales Taxes Strong

by / on June 11, 2010

State officials called the news “encouraging,” saying they hope it marks the beginning of a recovery. But with two months of taxes to go this budget year, the state’s general fund stands 170 million dollars below estimates.

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