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Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party; September 20, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Republican state Rep. Jim Gotto has pushed funding cuts for state colleges, the HOPE Scholarship, and pre-K education, but he has no problem forking out millions of taxpayer dollars to an out-of-state, for-profit corporation that fails do what it promises: educate kids. […]

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A top state finance official calling for a rewrite of the state’s formula for funding schools says he’s unsure whether the current recipe doles out taxpayer dollars fairly. Comptroller Justin Wilson last week asked for a revision of the state’s Basic Education Program, telling leaders of the state Education Department and legislative education committees there […]

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Commissioner Kevin Huffman is proposing a budget plan that cuts total spending by 6.5 percent next year. An upcoming departmental restructuring will help the DOE absorb some reductions, he said, but others “give us some heartburn.”

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Press Release From Tennessee Right to Life, April 12, 2010: (Nashville) In a dramatic show of opposition to tax-payer funding of abortion, a strong bi-partisan majority of pro-life House members passed HB 2681 which strictly limits the use of public funds in health exchanges mandated by the new federal health plan. The language was passed […]

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Congress is considering a new Jobs Bill that could steer about $36 million for roadway projects and transit initiatives in Tennessee’s direction. The real idea “is to get jobs created just as quickly as possible,” said the state’s transportation department head.

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Press Release from, Bill Gibbons, Republican candidate for Tennessee governor, Jan. 13, 2010: Gibbons Speaks Out Against U of M, UT-Memphis Research Funding Snub Memphis, TN – Shelby County District Attorney General and candidate for governor Bill Gibbons expressed disappointment that the University of Memphis and UT’s Health Science Center are not included in new […]

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