Post Tagged with: "state budget"

TN Finance Chief Sides with Sunny Revenue Outlook

by / on December 19, 2012

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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House Passes Budget After Sparring Over Youth Development Center

by / on April 26, 2012

The cut upset Democrats and rank-and-file Republicans.

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“Core Services” In Schools Funded With Non-recurring Money

by / on November 22, 2011

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.”

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Governor’s New Health Task Force Takes on Health Care Costs

by / on June 9, 2011

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.

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State Budget Clears House

by / on May 20, 2011

Tennessee’s House of Representatives settled on a state spending plan today and sent it on to the Senate.

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Governor Proclaims a “New Normal” in State Spending

by / on March 14, 2011

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.

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Cuts Now Could Lead to New Directions for State Government Later

by / on June 29, 2010

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.

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State Projects Depend on Questionable Federal Funding

by / on June 28, 2010

Federal Funding may not come through for some items that were built into the state budget that was signed on Friday.

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Bredesen Closely Reviewing Legislature’s Budget

by / on June 21, 2010

Governor Phil Bredesen says he’s not going to sign the state budget until he’s pored over a few key details.

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State Budget Passes

by / on June 4, 2010

Six weeks of partisan wrangling are over: the state General Assembly sent the governor a completed budget today.

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Ramsey Says Substantial Agreement on Budget Still Leaves Sticking Points

by / on June 2, 2010

The speakers of Tennessee’s House and Senate have agreed to a budget that will go up for floor votes this week.

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House Speaker Drops Fish Hatchery Back Home

by / on June 2, 2010

Tennessee lawmakers postponed their floor sessions Wednesday, but they may be able to agree on a budget by Thursday.

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House Budget Has Support of Republicans and Democrats

by / on June 1, 2010

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.

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Senate Still Working on Budget as House Goes Home for the Holiday

by / on May 27, 2010

Tennessee lawmakers, unable to agree on a state budget for the coming year, are taking the weekend off.

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Bredesen Trying to Hold Lawmakers to Making Hard Choices

by / on May 26, 2010

Governor Phil Bredesen says he’s worried the legislature may not raise taxes or make deep enough cuts to the state budget.

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Still No Action On Budget Proposals

by / on May 25, 2010

The two political parties in the General Assembly have proposed alternative state budgets, but neither moved off first base Tuesday.

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New Senate Proposal Pays for Highway Patrol Project with Employee Bonuses

by / on May 24, 2010

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.

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TBR Schools Propose Spreading Tuition Hike Over Two Years

by / on May 24, 2010

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.

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House Democrats Don’t Reveal Numbers Within Counter Budget Proposal

by / on May 20, 2010

Tennessee House Democrats unveiled their version of a state budget last night – or at leas they described it.

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House Democrats Set to Release Budget Plan

by / on May 19, 2010

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.

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