Big Issues On The Table At The 2022 State Legislative Session

January 11 Marks The Return Of State Legislators To The Capitol For A General Assembly Session That Will Focus On A Number Of Big Issues. Following Is An Overview Of The Main Things Tennesseans Can Expect To See Discussed And Debated In This Session.

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Tennessee Adds More Evidence, Data Requirements To Budget Proposal Process

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Is Required To Present Next Year’s Budget Proposal Before Feb. 1, And The Process Leading Up To It Now Includes A Complete Evidence-Based Budget Analysis, Including A Series Of New Questions For Each State Agency.

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How Illegal Immigrant Surge Fuels Massive American OD’s From Fentanyl

Frustrated Border Agents And Their Union Have Been Calling On Congress To Send Reinforcements. But Help Is Not On The Way. The Administration’s Upcoming Budget Request Doesn’t Include Funding For More Customs And Border Protection Agents.

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Hamilton County Commissioner Calls Out HCDE For Not Being Transparent About Money Or Data

Hamilton County District 8 Commissioner And Chair Pro Tem, Tim Boyd Is Calling Out The Hamilton County School System For What He Calls A Lack Of Transparency And Unacceptable Academic Performance In Many Of The Schools.

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Blackburn Demands Answers On Biden Administration’s Attack On State Medicaid Programs

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn Sent A Letter Requesting The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Disclose The Impact Of President Biden’s Federal Overreach On State Medicaid Programs Through The “Build Back Broke” Budget.

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Experts Tell Tennessee Funding Board To Remain Conservative In Revenue Estimates

The Tennessee State Funding Board Was Told Wednesday Inflation Will Continue To Rise Quickly, Sales Tax Revenue Cannot Continue At Its Current Trend And The State Should Remain Conservative In Its Revenue Estimates.

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