The UT FOCUS Act, which would reconstitute and restructure the UT Board of Trustees, was heard this week in House Finance Ways, and Means Subcommittee and ultimately passed to the full House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee with minimal debate. The legislation was scheduled to be heard in the Senate Education Committee, but was rolled for one … Continued

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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. The initiative passed, with an amendment, in the Senate … Continued

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  Consideration of the Haslam Administration’s “Complete to Compete” initiative, aimed at ensuring students remain on track for timely graduation, will continue next week. The initiative restructures financial aid requirements for the Tennessee Promise and the HOPE scholarship and is modeled after a similar program in Indiana. The initiative would require students receiving the Tennessee … Continued

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