Despite slowing tax collections in recent months, the state’s top finance official is using rosy projections to put together next year’s budget.
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The cut upset Democrats and rank-and-file Republicans.
Several times during a budget hearing Tuesday, Tennessee’s Education Commissioner came back to the point that one-time funds are paying for ongoing needs. The programs in question provide what he considers “core services.”
Former U.S. Senator Bill Frist joined Governor Bill Haslam Thursday, kicking off the first project of the governor’s task force on health and wellness. Its focus is on treating a high-cost, chronic heart condition.
Tennessee’s House of Representatives settled on a state spending plan today and sent it on to the Senate.
Last night, Governor Bill Haslam laid out a new $30 billion state budget. That’s about $2 billion less than this year’s spending plan – mainly because federal stimulus money is ending.
Governor Phil Bredesen says several years of painful state budget cuts may eventually lead to an opportunity for his successor to reshape the way Tennessee spends its money.
Federal Funding may not come through for some items that were built into the state budget that was signed on Friday.
Governor Phil Bredesen says he’s not going to sign the state budget until he’s pored over a few key details.
Six weeks of partisan wrangling are over: the state General Assembly sent the governor a completed budget today.
The speakers of Tennessee’s House and Senate have agreed to a budget that will go up for floor votes this week.
Tennessee lawmakers postponed their floor sessions Wednesday, but they may be able to agree on a budget by Thursday.
Tennessee lawmakers are expected to finally come to grips with a budget when they meet Wednesday. A proposal in the House has received support of both Democrats and Republicans.
Tennessee lawmakers, unable to agree on a state budget for the coming year, are taking the weekend off.
Governor Phil Bredesen says he’s worried the legislature may not raise taxes or make deep enough cuts to the state budget.
The two political parties in the General Assembly have proposed alternative state budgets, but neither moved off first base Tuesday.
The legislature is still doing some major tinkering with the budget. Last night the Senate Finance Committee heard a version with considerable diversions from what was proposed by Senate Republicans last week.
The Tennessee Board of Regents may spread what’s expected to be more than a 12% tuition hike over the next two years to reduce the immediate pain to college students.
Tennessee House Democrats unveiled their version of a state budget last night – or at leas they described it.
If the state budget were a tennis match, the ball would be sitting in the court of Tennessee’s House Democrats. It seems the minority party is almost ready to announce its proposal.