Gov. Lee unveiled a range of priorities with his second budget, most notably in the areas of teacher pay, literacy, mental health, and criminal justice.
Changes to TennCare, education, criminal justice, online sales tax, sports betting, and fiscal notes had significant budget implications.
Governor Lee's FY 2020 budget amendment increases state expenditures by $208.7 million relative to the recommendation submitted in March.
The governor's recommended Budget for FY 2020 totals $38.6 billion, an increase of 1.1% over estimates for the current fiscal year.
Facts and trends on how Tennessee budgets for incarceration of state prisoners, which is consistently among the largest state revenue expenses.
Tennessee's budget may not have enough rainy day reserves to withstand the next recession without tax hikes or spending cuts.
No matter who wins the election, these 5 challenges could keep Tennessee’s next governor and General Assembly busy throughout 2019 and beyond.
When that recession comes, the governor’s options could prove more limited than in years past. Tough decisions lie ahead.
It includes 4 types of health care providers focused on services that help uninsured adults avoid more costly hospitalizations.
The governor's amendment makes relatively modest changes, including $30.2M for school safety and another $3.7M for the opioid epidemic.