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

Higher Education Funding

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

Higher Education Funding

What Will UT Advocate in 2014?

The 108th Tennessee General Assembly reconvenes for its second legislative session on January 14, 2014.  Lower than expected state revenue collections—a factor that will certainly weigh heavily on lawmakers as they consider a state budget—precede the upcoming session.  Year-to-date revenue collections are $171.1 million below budgeted estimates. This session also leads up to the 2014 … Continued

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