The governor's recommended Budget for FY 2020 totals $38.6 billion, an increase of 1.1% over estimates for the current fiscal year.
No matter who wins the election, these 5 challenges could keep Tennessee’s next governor and General Assembly busy throughout 2019 and beyond.
We review the numerous steps Gov. Haslam and TN lawmakers took during the 2018 legislative session.
The most up-to-date data in 2018 show recent trends persist — the supply and potency of prescription opioids are falling, but negative outcomes continue to climb.
Five 1-page infographics on issues that affect Tennesseans in 2018.
Find out where the money comes from, where it goes, and what changed from the current budget.
The opioid epidemic, recession readiness, and potential reforms and funding pressures from Congress that could affect the state budget.
Don't have time to read our 3-part series on Tennessee's opioid crisis? We wrote up the Cliffs Notes in a new op-ed for The Tennessean.
Tennessee's capacity for addiction treatment is lower than the demand and out of sync with the geography of the opioid epidemic.
Tennessee has responded to the opioid epidemic by limiting the supply of prescriptions. Reducing demand means addressing addiction.