Congressman Fleischmann Appointed to Critical Subcommittees for UT, TN

Congressman and UT Alumnus Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN 3rd District) was appointed yesterday to several critical House Appropriations subcommittees for the 113th Congress.  His appointments, made by Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY), include positions on the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee, and the Homeland Security Subcommittee. Rep. … Continued

Federal Issues

Haslam Announces Higher Education Initiative

Corporate leader & UT Alumnus to spearhead effort in coordination with state leadership NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Randy Boyd will join his administration as special advisor to the governor for Higher Education to focus on affordability, access and quality of state programs. Boyd will consult with a formal working group … Continued

Higher Education Reform

Senate, House Committee Assignments Made

House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) and Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) announced committee assignments for the 108th General Assembly this morning. In the Senate, Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) was reappointed as Education Chairman.  Senators Reggie Tate (D-Memphis) and Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville) were named first and second Vice-Chairmen, respectively.  Other members of the Senate Education Committee … Continued

State Issues

Opening Day

UT President Joe DiPietro engaged a number of state lawmakers today, the opening day of the 108th Tennessee General Assembly.  The President makes numerous visits to the State Capitol during the legislative session each year to ensure that the University plays a leading, active role in policy discussions impacting the University of Tennessee System and … Continued

State Issues

A Look at the Issues for 2013

Today officially marks the start of a new legislative session in Tennessee.  The first items up for consideration will be organizational in nature—committee assignments, the selection of committee chairs, and the consideration of newly proposed rules in the House of Representatives.  The rules, proposed by House Speaker Beth Harwell, impact several organizational areas.  Perhaps the … Continued

State Issues