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UT President Randy Boyd to Deliver Budget Presentation Monday

The legislature was out this week due to dangerous travel conditions, but on Monday, the members will return for a busy week of budget presentations and committee hearings. President Randy Boyd will deliver UT’s budget presentation in House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee on Monday at 9:30 AM central time. The governor’s proposed budget includes several UT projects, … Continued


Governor Lee Delivers State of the State Address, Includes UT Priorities in Budget

Governor Bill Lee delivered his State of the State address this week, announcing key proposed investments that will impact the University of Tennessee and Tennessee students for generations to come. Governor Lee’s proposed budget reflects an unprecedented commitment to higher education and the single largest budget in UT history. The proposed operating budget includes recurring … Continued


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General Assembly Concludes Special Session, Passes Literacy, Learning Loss Legislation

Governor Bill Lee called the General Assembly into special legislative session last week. Legislation was passed related to literacy, K-12 student learning loss, education accountability measures, and teacher pay during the four-day special session. Along with an appropriations bill, three pieces of legislation now go to the Governor for signature. First, the Tennessee Literacy Success Act … Continued



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