Tax revenue collected by the state of Tennessee jumped nearly 60% in the month of July, bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars the state wasn’t expecting.
For the first time, Tennessee’s State Capitol Commission is likely to vote for the removal of the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest. The monument to the Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan grand wizard has been inside the building since 1978.
Every single Tennessee agency could see a 12% reduction in their budgets starting July 1. Gov. Bill Lee’s administration has recently asked the department heads to see where they can save money.