One UT Advocate Speaks Out

The column below was written by Bo Roberts and published in The Tennessean on June 2.  Roberts is a Nashville-based marketing consultant who has worked with and consulted for higher education institutions in Tennessee.  He is a Co-Chair of the UTAA Alumni Legislative Council and member of the UT Advocacy Network. To most of us, … Continued

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Legislators Pass $32 Billion State Spending Plan: No Raises for State Employees, No Complete College Tennessee Outcomes Funding

The House and Senate passed the state’s FY14-15 budget this week as legislators rapidly approach the end of session. According to an article by Knoxville News Sentinel reporter Tom Humphrey, House Finance Committee Chairman Charles Sargent (R-Franklin) said that this budget marks the “first time in institutional memory” that the General Assembly has approved a … Continued

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Senators File Budget Amendments

The Senate Budget Subcommittee met last week to hear budget amendments filed by members.  The amendments, 154 in all, were voted on by committee members this week. Below are the Senate amendments that would have impacted the University of Tennessee System.  None of the amendments passed, dying either from the lack of a motion or … Continued

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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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