Capitol Exodus

Senate Education Committee on March 16, 2020

As the state Legislature barrelled toward a budget vote and recess last week, local lawmakers saw things to applaud and lament.

Feeling the Squeeze

Dennis Freeman of Cherokee Health

Despite a budget cut, Cherokee Health Systems isn’t turning anyone away from Knox County’s indigent care program. But its costs are mounting.

Not Bound by Bonds

Knoxville officials say they’re comfortable with the city’s debt level as they plan to go to the bond market to finance projects.

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.