Governor Bill Haslam's budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 reflects $300 million in revenue growth, $500 million in cost increases and $200 million in reductions.The governor’s budget proposal includes nearly $170 million for K-12 education, including 100 million dollars for increasing teacher salaries. NEW! Supplemental Appropriation Amendment filed.
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Finance and Administration
April 10 - March Revenues
March 31 - Supplemental Appropriation Amendment Filed
March 13 - February Revenues
April 14 - Rutherford Co. Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud
April 10 - Two People in East Tennessee Charged with TennCare Fraud
April 9 - Coffee Co. Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud
Larry B. Martin became commissioner at F&A on August 13, 2013.
Martin had been the interim commissioner since June 1 after former commissioner Mark Emkes´ retirement.
"I want to thank Larry for continuing to serve Tennesseans as the F&A commissioner, " Haslam said. "Putting together the budget is one of the most important things we do, and Larry´s skills and experience with complex systems and organizations is unmatched."
Last year, he joined the governor´s staff as a special assistant to the governor, working alongside Human Resources Commissioner Rebecca Hunter to oversee the implementation of Haslam´s civil service reform, the Tennessee Excellence, Accountability and Management (TEAM) Act; and reviewing state employee compensation.
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