Governor’s Budget Amendment Released: Salary Raises, Higher Ed Increase Foregone

Governor Bill Haslam released his budget amendment Tuesday morning, cutting $160 million from his FY14-15 budget proposal and an additional $150 million in the current fiscal year. The cuts, necessitated by an ongoing decline in state revenue collections, eliminate proposed new funding for higher education and pay raises for state employees.  State employees were originally … Continued

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Tennessee Promise Scholarship Legislation Calendared

The House Education Subcommittee will hear The Tennessee Promise Scholarship Act of 2014 (HB2491) on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 pm CST (Watch live by clicking here).  The Tennessee Promise, part of the Governor’s Drive to 55 Initiative, is a last-dollar scholarship proposal for Tennessee high school graduates seeking to attend a community college or Tennessee … Continued

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House Finance Committee Hears Higher Ed Budgets

The University of Tennessee completed its final budget hearing this week before the House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee.  The University of Tennessee presented alongside the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Tennessee Board of Regents, and the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute. Some interesting facts from the hearing include: UT ​Knoxville produces more undergraduate, graduate, and professional … Continued

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Senate Education Committee Hears Proposed UT Budget

The Senate Education Committee convened yesterday for a round of budget hearings that included the proposed FY15 budget for the University of Tennessee System.  Ultimately, members voted unanimously to “move the budget,” sending it on to the Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee. UT President Joe DiPietro began his budget testimony with an appreciation to … Continued

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