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Governor Lee Releases Proposed Budget Amendment

  The Lee Administration released its amendment to the 2024-2025 fiscal year proposed budget. The amendment adjusts the governor’s original proposal based on the state’s revenue trends. Along with most of the key UT investments the governor proposed at the beginning of the year, the amendment adds authorization language and additional funds to support UT … Continued

President Randy Boyd Testifies at House Budget Hearing

  The House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee held budget hearings for public higher education institutions and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission on February 14. UT President Randy Boyd testified on behalf of the University of Tennessee, providing an update about the System and outlining UT funding priorities. He began his budget testimony by thanking … Continued

Governor Releases Proposed Budget

  On Monday, February 5, Governor Bill Lee released his proposed budget and presented the 2024 State of the State to the General Assembly.  The Governor’s proposed budget and address outlined the Administration’s priorities and vision for Tennessee. For the UT System, the governor proposed in the initial budget: $66.42 million to fund UT Chattanooga’s Fletcher … Continued

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