General Assembly Finishes Its Work: Provides UT with Historic Funding Level
The legislature completed its work for the First Session of the 111th General Assembly on May 2.
Lawmakers Kick Off 2016 Session
Lawmakers returned to Nashville today to kick off the second session of the 109th General Assembly—a session that is expected to move quickly as lawmakers barrel toward election season. Recent months have presented a preview of some “hot-button” higher education issues facing the General Assembly.
Insure Tennessee Efforts Fail In Senate Committee
After anticipation and discussion, Governor Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan has failed in committee, drawing the Extraordinary Session to a close and paving the way for the legislature’s regular session. In the first vote the bill faced, in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, a 7-4 vote killed the governor’s signature healthcare reform plans. Senators … Continued
109th Tennessee General Assembly Begins
State lawmakers convened on Tuesday for the first day of the 109th General Assembly. The Oath of Office was administered to members and they officially elected leadership. As anticipated, House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) was re-elected, as was Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville). The first week of the legislature’s work is largely organizational: They’ll elect … Continued
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