State Government
12:00 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

The State Of The State: Preview

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is giving his fourth State of the State address this evening. It’s the Governor’s last State of the State address before he faces re-election this November. WUOT will carry his address beginning at 7 p.m.

Haslam will lay out his state budget proposal and top priorities for the legislature. He has warned that falling state revenues mean less money for some programs. Tax revenues are $176 million under estimates this year.

But the Governor has said there could be funding for upgrading the state’s programs for the disabled and for the “Drive to 55” program:  Haslam wants 55% of Tennesseans to have a college degree or advanced certification by 2025.

The Governor may also offer an update on whether the state will expand its TennCare Medicaid program.