Tonight, Governor Bill Haslam will address a joint session of the House and Senate in his annual State of the State address to kick off the first regular session of the 109th General Assembly.
The yearly address is an important part of the legislative process, formalizing Gov. Haslam’s policy priorities and setting the tone for the next few months of legislative debate and action. The governor has already indicated that, following the failure of Insure Tennessee, his main objective is to tackle issues surrounding the state’s educational system and K-12 educational standards.
The State of the State typically marks the official release of the Governor’s budget, which certainly will impact the University of Tennessee.
You can follow the address and session online at www.tn.gov/stateofthestate. The joint session is to convene at 5:45 p.m. CST with Governor Haslam’s address to follow at 6 p.m CST.
We’ll post an update focusing on higher education items included in the State of the State that impact the University of Tennessee as soon as possible.Tags: Budget, Governor Bill Haslam, Higher Education Funding, State of the State