Lee’s $40.8 billion budget proposal includes funding for a K-12 Mental Health Trust Fund.
Gov. Bill Lee’s second address to the Tennessee legislature Monday night is likely to focus largely on education.
Listen / Proposals that would target criminal justice, health care and education took center stage at Gov. Bill Lee’s first State of the State address Monday night. The governor also presented his first budget, which consists of $38.5 billion.
In his first State of the State address Monday, Gov. Bill Lee will speak about his legislative agenda, which includes initiatives in health care and school safety. Specific proposals regarding criminal justice and education are also expected.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will give the final State of the State Address of his first term tonight. Little is known about what he will say. But there are some guesses about what he won’t.
Republican lawmakers are second-guessing a $5 million venture by Governor Bill Haslam to create an online university for Tennesseans. Haslam introduced the proposal to bring a branch of Western Governor’s University to Tennessee during his State of the State address in January.
Photographer Stephen Jerkins looks inside the capitol during Governor Bill Haslam’s 2013 State of the State address. View the gallery here.
Governor Bill Haslam laid out a plan in his third state of the state address to cut taxes, pay state employees more and still save money for a rainy day. Hot button policy proposals were mentioned, but far from fully fleshed out.
Tennessee’s governor laid out a budget proposal last night that’s primarily filled with moderate investments here and there. Most of the state’s added revenue will be taken up by rising costs in health care and education. But Governor Bill Haslam did propose a small raise for state workers and an injection of cash for the Rainy Day fund.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says now is not the time to expand the state’s Medicaid program. But in his State of the State address Monday night, Haslam did not close the door to opening up Tenncare in the future.