Governor Bill Haslam unveiled his 2018 priorities Monday evening at his final State of the State Address, presenting a $37.5 billion spending plan for fiscal year 2018-19, with significant initiatives aimed at the state’s opioid crisis and college completion. The college completion initiative—“Complete to Compete”—would require students receiving HOPE and Tennessee Promise Scholarships to take … Continued

Higher Education Funding

The University of Tennessee’s flagship campus in Knoxville is poised to make significant changes to its student code of conduct for the first time since the 1970s, pending the approval of the state legislature’s Joint Government Operations Committee which will hear the rule on Wednesday, August 16.  For more information on the decades-old Code of Conduct and … Continued

State Issues

The first session of the 110th General Assembly adjourned on May 10, 2017.  The adjournment was roughly three weeks later than initially anticipated, largely due to negotiations surrounding the Governor’s IMPROVE Act.  Overall, it was a very positive session for the University of Tennessee System. For the second year in a row, the higher education … Continued

State Issues