Tennessee’s governor laid out a budget proposal last night that’s primarily filled with moderate investments here and there. Most of the state’s added revenue will be taken up by rising costs in health care and education. But Governor Bill Haslam did propose a small raise for state workers and an injection of cash for the Rainy Day fund.
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When Governor Bill Haslam presents his State of the State address tonight, he’ll outline a budget for next year that includes a pay hike for state employees. But if Haslam also gets new civil service rules approved this year, it might be the last across-the board increase for workers.
The two political parties in the General Assembly have proposed alternative state budgets, but neither moved off first base Tuesday.
State lawmakers continued to mull the differences between the governor’s proposed budget and another version from Senate Republicans. But Tuesday, nobody was ready to say how they’ll vote.
The Tennessee State Employee Association asked Governor Phil Bredesen Tuesday to cut their bonus in his recommended budget as a way to save jobs. Bredesen said no.
Governor Phil Bredesen outlined more than one thousand state employee layoffs in Tuesday night’s budget address.
Tuesday night, Governor Phil Bredesen proposed a three percent bonus for state employees. It would go to general workers , teachers and employees in higher education.
Governor Phil Bredesen says he’s planning layoffs of some state employees, but won’t reveal the exact number until his state budget address Monday night.