Governor Bill Lee delivered his State of the State address this week, announcing key proposed investments that will impact the University of Tennessee and Tennessee students for generations to come. Governor Lee’s proposed budget reflects an unprecedented commitment to higher education and the single largest budget in UT history. The proposed operating budget includes recurring … Continued

Administration & Governance

Governor Bill Haslam unveiled his 2018 priorities Monday evening at his final State of the State Address, presenting a $37.5 billion spending plan for fiscal year 2018-19, with significant initiatives aimed at the state’s opioid crisis and college completion. The college completion initiative—“Complete to Compete”—would require students receiving HOPE and Tennessee Promise Scholarships to take … Continued

Higher Education Funding

Governor Delivers State of the State Address

Governor Bill Haslam delivered the State of the State Address tonight–the first of his second term as Governor.  The yearly address is an important part of the legislative process, formalizing the Governor’s policy priorities and setting the tone for the next few months of legislative debate and action. The Governor made clear that his focus … Continued

Higher Education Funding

Haslam to Deliver State of the State Tonight

Tonight, Governor Bill Haslam will address a joint session of the House and Senate in his annual State of the State address to kick off the first regular session of the 109th General Assembly. The yearly address is an important part of the legislative process, formalizing Gov. Haslam’s policy priorities and setting the tone for … Continued

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