Tennessee Promise Passes House, Heads to Governor’s Desk

The Tennessee Promise Scholarship Act of 2014 was passed by the House of Representatives last night on an 87-8 vote.  Members voting no included Representatives Joe Carr (R-Lascassas), Glen Casada (R-Franklin), Jeremy Durham (R-Franklin), Andy Holt (R-Dresden), Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma), Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville), Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg), and Rick Womick (R-Rockvale). The legislation passed in the … Continued

State Issues

Tennessee Promise Scholarship Sails Through Senate

The Tennessee Promise Scholarship Act of 2014 passed the state Senate last night by a 30-1 vote. The Promise, a key component of Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 Initiative, will be used to provide “last dollar” scholarship awards (after all other scholarships and financial aid are applied) towards the cost of tuition and fees for … Continued

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Tennessee Promise Proposal Amended In Committee

House and Senate Education Committee members have passed an amended version of the Tennessee Promise Scholarship Act (SB 2471/HB 2491), a cornerstone policy of the Haslam Administration’s ‘Drive to 55’ Initiative that will now head to the House Government Operations Committee and Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee for consideration. The legislation addresses several lottery-related areas, … Continued

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Tennessee Promise Scholarship Legislation Calendared

The House Education Subcommittee will hear The Tennessee Promise Scholarship Act of 2014 (HB2491) on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 pm CST (Watch live by clicking here).  The Tennessee Promise, part of the Governor’s Drive to 55 Initiative, is a last-dollar scholarship proposal for Tennessee high school graduates seeking to attend a community college or Tennessee … Continued

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