Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Budget gets full attention on Capitol Hill

 

February 18, 2021



The budget moved front and center on Capitol Hill during the week of February 8th as Governor Bill Lee presented his proposal to fund state government with improvements prioritizing education, health care, and job development, particularly Tennessee’s rural communities. Lee’s State of the State / Budget Address was also highlighted by an accounting of Tennessee’s COVID-19 response and plans for a full economic recovery. Consistent with conservative principles, the budget does not propose new taxes. Tennessee is recognized as the third least taxed state in the nation. Since 2011, the...



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