Trickling Down (and Out)

Knox County Commission, Main Assembly Room

City and county revenue from the Hall income tax shrank last year, as the state moves toward eliminating it completely.

Finding Focus

In a rare gathering, Knox County commissioners identify priorities for the future: road networks, targeted development and updated planning.

A Textbook Case

Studies Weekly

With $4.2 million in surplus revenues, the Knox County school board checks one last item off its budget wish list.

Under Transition

John Compton and Randy Boyd

Merging campuses and creating a new Oak Ridge Institute, the UT Board of Trustees ratifies big moves by Interim President Randy Boyd.

Making the Cut

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs

In approving County Mayor Glenn Jacobs’ $853.1 million budget, commissioners supported a 30 percent reduction in the county’s indigent care program.

A Shifting Burden

Glenn Jacobs budget presentation

As Knox County Commission prepares to pass its 20th straight budget with no property tax increase, we look at what that means for county revenues and property owners.

Further Study

Knox County Health Department Director Martha Buchanan

Knox County Commission delays action on cutting funding to healthcare providers in the indigent care program.

Comfortable With the Cuts

Knox County Commission

Knox County Commission appears amenable to a 30 percent reduction in the county’s indigent care program.

Small Step

The UT Torchbearer

UT’s proposed budget keeps tuition increases low. But a decade of hikes has still left it one of the priciest state schools in the Southeast.

Help Wanted

City County Building

With unemployment low, the City of Knoxville is finding it difficult to fill positions in multiple departments.