Tennessee Factored TennCare Reserves Into New Budget

Over The Past Few Budget Years, Tennessee Has Received TennCare Reserves That Have Covered The State’s End-Of-Year Budget Shortfalls. This Budget Year, Senate Finance Chair Bo Watson Vowed The Budget Would Be Adjusted For Lower-Than-Expected Tax And Use Fee Collections. The Budget Came In At $52.8 Billion, Lower Than The Past Two Years.

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Tennessee Will Give $1.6B Franchise Tax Refund & Post The Names Of The Recipients

A Conference Committee On The Repeal And Rebate Of Tennessee’s Business Franchise Tax Agreed On A Full Three-Year Refund Of The Tax Worth $1.6 Billion And A Level Of Transparency On Who Will Receive Those Rebates.

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12 Republican Senators Allow Gay Pride Flags in Tennessee Schools Ahead of Election (Update 4.25.24)

A Tennessee Bill That Would Ban The Display Of Pride Flags – And Other Flags That Are Ideological Or Political In Nature – Did Not Pass On The Senate Floor On Tuesday. The Roll Call Vote Of 13 To 6 Failed To Gain A Constitutional Majority Of 17 Votes.

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Bill Shifting More Memphis Hotel Tax To FedExForum Headed To Governor

A Bill Allowing Memphis To Divert More Of The Shelby County Hotel-Motel Tax To Renovations At FedExForum Passed The Tennessee Senate And Will Now Head To Gov. Bill Lee For His Signature.

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Governor Lee’s Budget Clears House, Senate Panels, But School Voucher Bill On Hold

Finance Committees In The Tennessee House And Senate Passed A $52.6 Billion Budget Tuesday Containing Funds For A Private-School Voucher Plan. But The Bill To Create A Voucher Program Stayed Stuck In Neutral – If Not Dead.

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Newly Signed Law Removes Vaccine Requirements For Foster And Adoptive Families In Tennessee

Potential Foster And Adoptive Parents In Tennessee Will No Longer Be Subject To Vaccination Requirements After Governor Lee Signed Legislation On Thursday Removing Those Stipulations.

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Senate, House Leaders Struggle With Details On Tennessee’s Billion-Dollar Business Tax Break

Tennessee House And Senate Leaders Are Battling Over The Details Of A Franchise Tax Tax Break, With Some Predicting Litigation Is Guaranteed If Lawmakers Approve The House’s Shorter Rebate Time Frame And “Transparency” Provision.

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Tennessee Certificate Of Need Reform Bill Passes House, Senate Committees

A Bill Set To Begin The Process Of Unwinding And Removing Many Of Tennessee’s Certificate Of Need Restrictions For Health Care Services Passed Both The Senate Health And Welfare Committee And House Health Committee This Week.

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Lawmakers Easing Off Brakes On Nashville’s East Bank Authority Bill

Legislation To Create A Special Authority To Oversee The 130-Acre East Bank Area Surrounding The Titans Stadium In Nashville Could Be Reaching The Finish Line, Even As Outside Forces Try To Wave A Caution Flag.

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