Education initiatives in $40B budget highlight State of the State

By Updated: February 04, 2020 10:48 AM CT | Published: February 03, 2020 6:12 PM CT

Gov. Bill Lee, in his second State of the State address, introduced a $40.8 billion budget plan using $408 million in surplus funds to boost K-12 education and set up a children’s behavioral health safety net.

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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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