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Governor’s Budget Amendment Contains Key Investments for UT

Governor Bill Lee introduced his amended proposed budget for fiscal year 2021-22 today, which includes exciting news for the University of Tennessee. Along with the key UT investments the Governor proposed in February, the budget amendment adds additional funds for UT priorities. Notable investments include: Roughly $2.2M recurring to fulfill UT’s request for 32 additional agriculture … Continued

Legislation Expanding Student 4-H Program Access Passes Both Chambers

Legislation to increase student access to 4-H programs passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate chambers. Senate Bill 203/ House Bill 332 would ensure students in Tennessee public schools can be counted as present for attendance purposes if participating in 4-H, like schools already allow for other intracurricular activities. We asked 4-H students across the … Continued

Graduate Medical Education Legislation Passes Senate, House Committees

Legislation that would create 100 new medical residency slots to serve high-need areas in the state continues to move through the necessary committees with support from legislators. This week the bill passed out of the Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee and the House Education Administration Committee. Senate Bill 298/ House Bill 443 seeks to address the … Continued

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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

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