Governor Bill Lee conducted his departmental budget hearings this week. On Tuesday, the state’s higher education institutions provided updates and shared their budget proposals with the governor. President Randy Boyd used the opportunity to share his appreciation for the UT faculty, staff, and students and highlighted their determination and perseverance to ensure the University is … Continued

Administration & Governance

The Senate passed a newly revised state budget last Thursday afternoon after a robust discussion on the proposed cuts that are to be implemented over a three-year period to lessen the impact of the state’s revenue shortages and the ability to maintain essential operations. This will be the second scaled back budget passed this legislative … Continued

Administration & Governance

Lawmakers are yet to begin budget deliberations in a legislation session now anticipated to continue until mid-May. Legislative sessions in recent years have adjourned in mid-April, but the one thing members must do (per the Tennessee Constitution) is pass a balanced budget prior to adjourning. Lawmakers are awaiting the Governor’s Budget Amendment before considering a … Continued

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