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Gov. Bill Lee Announces February 6 for State of the State Address

Governor Bill Lee’s 2023 State of the State address will be Monday, February 6, at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT, when he will announce his legislative priorities for the year. The State of the State also marks the official release of the first draft of the governor’s proposed budget. One of the University’s top budget … Continued

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Governor Bill Lee Holds Higher Education Budget Hearing

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) shared its FY 23-24 higher education funding recommendations with Governor Bill Lee on Thursday, November 10. The proposed spending plan includes record increases in operating funds and capital projects for the University of Tennessee. It also recommends fully funding the state’s performance-based formula at $150M to recognize improved outcomes … Continued

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UT Government Relations Team Seeking Legislative Intern for 2023 Spring Semester

The University of Tennessee Office of Government Relations & Advocacy is seeking a legislative intern for the 2023 spring semester (January-May). This is an opportunity for a graduate or undergraduate student with an interest in the intersection of higher education policy and politics to gain unique experience in both federal and state government relations and … Continued

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