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

Higher Education Funding

President Obama Announces Higher Education Plan

President Barack Obama announced Thursday a set of federal higher education proposals focusing on the issues of college performance, cost, affordability, and innovation. According to a fact sheet released by The White House early Thursday morning, the President’s plan will connect student aid to college and university outcomes.   The President is directing the U.S. Department … Continued

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