Consideration of the Haslam Administration’s “Complete to Compete” initiative, aimed at ensuring HOPE scholarship and Tennessee Promise recipients remain on track for timely graduation, was heard this week in the Senate Education Committee and was rolled for one week in the House Administration & Planning Committee. A vote in the Senate Education Committee was also … Continued

Lottery Legislation

The UT FOCUS Act, which would reconstitute and restructure the UT Board of Trustees was heard this week in the House Education Administration & Planning Committee. The Haslam Administration has proposed the measure in an effort to help the UT Board of Trustees operate more efficiently. The University of Tennessee supports the legislation, which is based on … Continued

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The “Tuition Transparency and Accountability Act,” HB1684/SB1665 by Rep. Eddie Smith (R-Knoxville) and Sen. Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville), was heard this week in the House Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee. A vote was ultimately deferred until next week. As amended, the legislation would require all state universities to provide students, in their admission letter, a four-year, … Continued

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