108th Tennessee General Assembly Has Wrapped Up

moneyThe 108th Tennessee General Assembly has adjourned after a session that included the passing of a $32.4 billion spending plan that does not give pay raises to state employees or teachers.
Gov. Haslam had planned to give a one percent pay increase to state employees and a two percent raise to teachers, but later said he wouldn’t be able to because of poor revenue collections. The budget is expected to have a shortfall of about $277 million.
Legislation that passed included measures to allow wine sales in grocery stores, fight meth production and give high school graduates free tuition at community colleges.