state budget

Gov. Bill Haslam characterized the state’s revenue as “stronger than anticipated” and said he would propose a pay increase for state employees in his budget for the next year.


The governor has asked all state agencies to submit a contingency plan for 5 percent reductions, and the state’s higher education schools complied with an outline that would trim spending by $55.1. But their real desire is to see a $28.7 million bump, an increase of 2.7 percent.