Haslam To Hold Budget Hearings For Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Governor Bill Haslam will hold state budget hearings for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 on Tuesday through Monday, Nov. 25.

The hearings will be held in the Executive Conference Room on the ground floor of the Capitol. Haslam, Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin and David Thurman, state budget director, will preside.

The proceedings may be viewed live online at www.tn.gov to give Tennesseans who are unable to attend accessibility to the budget discussions of each state agency. 

All times below are in Central Standard Time.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

9:30-10:30 a.m.    Education

10:30-11:30          Health

1:00-2:00              Mental Health

2:00-3:00              Human Services

Wednesday, Nov. 13

9:30-10:30 a.m.     Correction

10:30-11:00           Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

11:00-11:30           Military

1:00-2:00               Safety

2:00-2:30               Finance & Administration

2:30-3:00               Human Resources

3:30-4:30              Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Thursday, Nov. 14

10:00-10:30           General Services

11:00-11:30            Revenue

1:00-1:30               Agriculture

Friday, Nov. 15

9:00-9:30 a.m.        Education Lottery

9:30-10:00              Veterans Affairs

10:00-10:30            Financial Institutions

10:30-11:00            Labor

11:00-11:30            Environment

11:30-12:00            Commerce & Insurance

1:00-2:00                Higher Education

Monday, Nov. 18

1:00-2:00 p.m.       Children’s Services

2:00-3:00               TennCare

3:30-4:00                Tourism

4:00-5:00                Economic & Community Development

Monday, Nov. 25

2:30-3:00 p.m.          TDOT




Matousek, Hill And Hamilton Join Pinnacle Financial Partners

Pinnacle has recruited Mike Matousek, Brandi Hamilton and Carrie Hill to deliver distinctive service and effective advice at its Broad Street office.  Mr. Matousek brings eight years of experience to his role of senior vice president and credit advisor for Pinnacle’s credit administration group. Before joining Pinnacle, he spent eight years with Branch Banking and Trust, ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Jan. 22-26

Here is the Chattanooga Chamber calendar of events for Jan. 22-26:  Jan. 22 Reality Check at Sale Creek High School 8:15-10:15 a.m. ale Creek High School: 211 Patterson Road If you would like to volunteer in presenting this household budget exercise to ninth graders, contact Cathy Humble at chumble@chattanoogachamber.com or at 763-4321.  Jan. 23 East Brainerd ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy In Officer-Involved Shooting At Lakesite

A Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in an officer involved shooting in the Lakesite area on Friday morning.   Authorities said it happened around 10:15 a.m. near the 1900 block of Wilkes Avenue.  District Attorney Neal Pinkston has been advised and has asked the TBI to conduct the formal investigation.  No Sheriff’s personnel ... (click for more)

EPB Video As Percentage Of Fiber Customers Going Down, But That's Fine With Management

With more and more video customers turning to streaming options, EPB's video is dropping as a percentage of overall fiber customers. But that's fine with EPB management, knowing that all that video streaming needs a wide fiber pipeline to go through. EPB is positioned with the best "gig" service. Greg Eaves, chief financial officer, said 65 percent of EPB fiber customers now ... (click for more)

Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you, Dr. King for stepping-out.  Thank you for your lasting voice to what it's all about. Thank you, Dr. King for  stepping up and also showing-up, ...when decisions were being made and  your refusal  to shut-up.  We find your fingerprints on both directions and toward progress.  your modeling, mentoring,  and reactions helps ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: This Is Not A Drill

Last Saturday morning in paradise, at 8:07 to be precise, an alert appeared on every cell phone that read: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” I can envision no greater horror than having to ask myself how much time do I have, and what is the wisest way to spend it? It was a long and dreadful 38 minutes until the correction ... (click for more)