Tennessee Governor signs budget bill
Wednesday, June 22, 2005Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen signed a bill Wednesday authorizing the state's new budget of nearly $26 billion. The new budget increases spending for education and fulfills Bredesen's commitment to decrease TennCare spending. The new budget also includes an increase in spending for the state's preschool program, as much as $100 million in funding for TennCare disenrollees, and a significant contribution to the state's reserve fund.
Bredesen also signed into law a bill authorizing the General Assembly to begin drafting new ethics laws.
- Matt Gouras. "Bredesen signs $26 billion budget, bill authorizing ethics study" — , June 22, 2005
- "Bredesen Signs 2005-2006 State Budget" — , June 22, 2005
- Press release from the Tennessee Governor's Office
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