State’s Portion Of School Spending Steady Since Current TN Funding Formula Began

The Mix Between State And Local Funding For Tennessee’s Public Schools Has Remained Consistent Since The Current Funding Model Was Implemented In 1998, A New Report Shows.

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Thinktank Reports That TN Is Not Collecting Proper Data Of Fines, Fees In Court System

As Tennessee Lawmakers Continue To Examine Reforms In The Criminal Justice System, Two Recently Released Reports Showed That The State Is Not Collecting The Proper Data To Evaluate The Fines And Fees Collected From Its Court System.

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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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Report Highlights Mental Health Issues, Available Funds In Tennessee

A New Sycamore Institute Report Shows Mental Health Issues And Drug Overdoses Had Increased In Tennessee Before The Covid-19 Pandemic, And Those Issues Have Multiplied Over The Past 20 Months.

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Teacher Pay Will Be Issue In TN Public School Funding Review

As Tennessee Begins Looking At Revamping Its Basic Education Program (BEP) To Fund Public Schools, One Factor Looming In The Discussion Of A New Funding Formula Is Teacher Pay.

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Panel Discussion Highlights Uncertainties Of TN’s Medicaid Block Grant Waiver

As Tennessee’s TennCare III Medicaid Block Grant Sits In A Public Comment Period, The Vanderbilt University Department Of Health Policy And School Of Medicine Hosted A Panel Discussion On How The First-Of-Its-Kind Grant Would Affect Tennessee Residents.

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Many TN Economic Indicators Trend Up, While Other Are Mixed

How Is Tennessee’s Economy Doing? A Lot Of It Is Doing Well When Compared To The COVID-19 Lows On Many Economic Indicators Such As Employment But Other Items Are Troubling, Such As There Being 40% Fewer Small Businesses In Tennessee.

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Online Medical Debt Consultation Offered By Hamilton County Court

A Court In Hamilton County Has Set Up A New Program That Will Allow Those With Unpaid Medical Bills To Negotiate Online Instead Of In A Courtroom. The Pilot Program, Online Medical Debt Resolution, Was Created To Resolve Medical Debt Before A Court Filing.

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