In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and its associated economic crisis, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a revised spending plan early Friday that implements deep cuts to save more than $1 billion.
In 2019 Tennesseans saw a lot of “news” from the state Capitol. A new governor, two new speakers of the House of Representatives, and the state’s first ever school voucher law.
Listen / Gov. Bill Lee’s plan to create Tennessee’s first school voucher program calls for extending the offer to middle-class families, in addition to low-income ones. That was one of many details that emerged Wednesday when the plan was officially presented to state lawmakers.
Listen / The Tennessee Education Savings Account. That’s the name of the school voucher program proposed by Gov. Bill Lee during his first State of the State address.