Governor’s Budget Amendment Released

On Tuesday, the Haslam Administration released its proposed budget amendment.  The Administration’s budget amendment provides an opportunity to alter the original budget proposal based on the State’s revenue trends. Citing strong sales tax numbers and revenue increases from “a one-time event,” the Administration amendment increases funding for education and health and doubles the contribution to … Continued

State Issues

Governor Haslam Names UT Alumnus Dwight Tarwater As General Counsel

Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that Dwight E. Tarwater will join his senior team as general counsel.  Tarwater replaces Herbert Slatery who left the administration in October to become the state’s attorney general. Tarwater, 59, currently practices law in Knoxville in the law firm he helped begin in 1987, Paine, Tarwater and Bickers, LLP.  He … Continued

State Issues

Yesterday, the University of Tennessee joined hundreds of law enforcement and health professionals from across the state at the first ever statewide public safety forum. Joining Governor Haslam were Commissioners Dreyzehner (TN Department of Health), Gibbons (TN Department of Safety & Homeland Security), Varney (TN Department of Mental Health), Schofield (TN Department of Correction), and Hagerty … Continued

Health Sciences