Governor Bill Lee conducted his departmental budget hearings this week. On Tuesday, the state’s higher education institutions provided updates and shared their budget proposals with the governor. President Randy Boyd used the opportunity to share his appreciation for the UT faculty, staff, and students and highlighted their determination and perseverance to ensure the University is … Continued

Administration & Governance

  Last week, Congress presented and passed the third COVID-19 relief package. The $2 trillion historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will provide economic relief for millions of Americans in a number of capacities including small businesses, health care, education, among others. Projections estimate Tennessee could receive approximately $3 billion of those … Continued

Administration & Governance

Bill Exempting Higher Education Employee Performance Evaluations from the Public Record Signed Into Law

Governor Bill Haslam signed into law on Thursday a measure exempting public higher education employee performance evaluations from the public record, essentially correcting a public policy oversight in state law dealing with public employees.  Since the passage of the TEAM Act in 2012, state service employee performance evaluations have not been part of the public … Continued

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2014 Primary Election Results

With over a half million votes cast in the early voting period alone, this election marked a higher than average turnout for an August election in Tennessee.  It was also perhaps the longest ballot in the State’s history, containing a retention vote on judges across the state, state and federal primaries, and county general elections. … Continued