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Sales Tax Down, Overall Revenue Collections Up

February 8, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Tennessee’s sales tax collections dropped slightly last month, even though those figures reflect holiday shopping that took place in December.

TN Finance Chief Sides with Sunny Revenue Outlook

December 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Despite slowing tax collections in recent months, the state’s top finance official is using rosy projections to put together next year’s budget.

Rating Agencies Ask If Tennessee Is Ready for Whatever Congress Decides

Rating Agencies Ask If Tennessee Is Ready for Whatever Congress Decides

October 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm

The nation’s bond rating agencies want to know how well Tennessee can ride out changes to the federal budget. The potential Congressional cuts knows as “sequestration” loomed over meetings with the agencies this week.

Tennessee Officials Warn of Federal Default Ripples

July 26, 2011 at 5:36 am

Tennessee’s top finance official says he is encouraged that most lawmakers in Washington are now saying the country must avoid default. But Finance Commissioner Mark Emkes says a hiccup in the flow of federal funding would require immediate state budget reductions.

State’s May Revenues Show Continued Improvement

June 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm

State officials say Tennessee’s revenues continued to climb in May.

Bridgestone Americas Chief Exits Job, Admits Union Can Be Negative Factor

February 26, 2010 at 5:59 am

The head of Nashville-based Bridgestone Americas works his last day on the job Friday. CEO Mark Emkes has spent 33 years with the tire manufacturer and says he’s had to make the most difficult decisions of his career over the last two years.

Bridgestone Maintains High Profile Sports Marketing Despite Cost Cutting

July 30, 2009 at 5:15 am

The CEO of Bridgestone Americas told Nashville business leaders this week his company will maintain sponsorships of high-profile sporting events, even despite drastic cost-cutting and layoffs.