Higher Education Budget Hearing to Occur Nov. 13

In addition to being Election Day, November 6th marks the beginning of the Governor’s FY 2013-2014 Budget Hearings.  The hearings will be held over the course of one week, with higher education scheduled for Tuesday, November 13th at 9:30 A.M. CST.  All proceedings are accessible live online at www.tn.gov.

Governor Haslam provided a brief preview of the process in the below video, emphasizing support for higher education.

“We remain committed to investing in education and will be very intentional about higher education funding in this year’s budget. Education is crucial to attracting and growing Tennessee jobs.  Revenue collections continue to exceed expectations.  When more money is coming in, there is often a rush to spend those dollars.  Working with the legislature, we’ve been careful to hold back the reigns on additional spending. I think it’s our job to provide the very best service to Tennessee taxpayers at the lowest cost, and we take that job seriously.  The public budget hearings are a first step in making sure that we get it right.”