UT President Randy Boyd Shares Budget Priorities at Administration Hearing
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.
Congress Passes CARES Act; Governor Lee Issues “Safer-at-Home” Order
Last week, Congress presented and passed the third COVID-19 relief package. This week, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued a “safer-at-home” Executive Order.
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
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
State Revenue Collections Again Below Projected Levels; Governor’s Budget Hearings Ahead
The past three months of revenue collections in Tennessee have fallen below budgeted estimates. The most recent figures show that for the month of October, collections were $17.8 million less than budgeted levels. This follows an even larger under collection for the month of September, where revenues were $59.0 million less than estimated. Similarly, collections … Continued