• Recovery Act Brings $56 Million to Tennessee for Criminal Justice Programs

    Thursday, August 06, 2009 | 9:15am

    NASHVILLE - Governor Phil Bredesen today announced that grants totaling over $56 million are being awarded to cities and counties, state and local agencies and organizations that serve victims of crime in Tennessee through funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).   

    “These Recovery Act grants will have a significant impact across Tennessee, especially among local law enforcement agencies that are feeling the impact of the economic downturn,” Bredesen said. “I applaud local organizations for moving quickly to apply for these grants, which improve the criminal justice system by combating violent and drug-related crime and also bring together law enforcement, service programs, prosecutors and the courts to make sure victims and justice are served.”

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  • June Revenues

    Thursday, July 09, 2009 | 9:24am

    NASHVILLE - State tax revenues continued to decline in June for the eleventh consecutive month of the fiscal year, Finance and Administration Commissioner Dave Goetz announced today. Tennessee sales tax collections have experienced negative growth for 16 of the past 18 months, when compared to the year before.

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  • May Revenues

    Monday, June 08, 2009 | 5:38am

    NASHVILLE - The decline in state tax collections continued for a tenth consecutive month in May, as overall May revenues were $716.5 million, or $123.3 million less than the state budgeted.  May also marks the fifteenth month of negative growth for sales tax collections in the past 17 months.

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  • Administration Outlines FY 2009-2010 Budget Amendment

    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 | 4:51am
    NASHVILLE - Finance and Administration Commissioner Dave Goetz today provided an overview of the administration budget amendment that will be filed later this week. Goetz delivered the overview in meetings of the Tennessee General Assembly’s House and Senate Finance Committees.
     
    “As revenues have continued to deteriorate, we’ve had to identify an additional $112 million in savings from the current year’s budget and $161 million in savings for the FY 2009-2010 budget,” said Goetz. “However, under this proposal, we can still forestall some of the most painful reductions in state services and delay the immediate implementation of some of the planned staffing reductions. For example, the amended budget will allow us to restore key positions in the Department of Children’s Services and provide recurring funds for safety net services in the Department of Mental Health.”

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  • April Revenues

    Thursday, May 07, 2009 | 5:27am
    NASHVILLE – Tennessee revenue collections continued to decline in April, once again falling short of budgeted estimates. Finance and Administration Commissioner Dave Goetz reported today that overall April revenues were $1.216 billion, which is $189.6 million less than the state budgeted.

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  • Governor Bredesen Shines Light on State Finances

    Monday, May 04, 2009 | 6:28am

    NASHVILLE - Continuing a commitment to government transparency, Governor Phil Bredesen today announced a new TN.gov Web site where citizens can see how tax revenues are spent.  The new site is www.tn.gov/opengov. 

    “This makes it easier for taxpayers to access information by aggregating data in a centralized place on the state’s Web site,” Bredesen said. “The commitment to openness and transparency I made from the beginning of my administration takes another important step forward with the introduction of this new tool for citizens to access information about state spending.”

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  • March Revenues

    Wednesday, April 08, 2009 | 9:17am

    NASHVILLE - Tennessee revenue collections continue to fall short of budgeted estimates.  Overall March revenues, which reflect February sales, came in $106.2 million less than the state budgeted for, with collections totaling $779.5 million.

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  • State of Tennessee Makes E-Mail Easier

    Monday, March 30, 2009 | 7:21am

    NASHVILLE – The State of Tennessee is making it easier to send electronic mail to state employees with new, shorter e-mail addresses.  The transition to more customer-friendly e-mail addresses for executive branch employees was made overnight March 29. 

     

    E-mail addresses that ended “@state.tn.us” now end “@tn.gov” for simplicity and consistency with the state’s Web site, www.TN.gov. For example, the e-mail address john.doe@state.tn.us is now john.doe@tn.gov. 

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  • February Revenues

    Friday, March 06, 2009 | 6:15am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee revenue collections continued to decline in February. Finance and Administration Commissioner Dave Goetz today announced that overall February revenues, representing January sales, were $668.4 million, which is $69.7 million less than the amount budgeted for the month.

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  • January Revenues

    Friday, February 06, 2009 | 7:31am

    NASHVILLE - Overall January revenues were $936.4 million, which is $114.3 less than the state budgeted, reflecting dismal holiday retail sales for Tennessee as well as continued weakness in consumer confidence.

    “January is the sixth consecutive month this fiscal year in which sales taxes and corporate income taxes have recorded negative growth over a year ago.” Finance and Administration Commissioner Dave Goetz said. “January is also historic in that it represents the eleventh negative growth month in sales tax collections out of the last thirteen months, starting with January 2008.

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  • 2008-09 December Revenues

    Friday, January 09, 2009 | 5:00am

    NASHVILLE - Overall December revenues were $811.0 million, or $83.7 million less than the state budgeted, with sales tax collections for December – reflecting November spending – coming in at a record low rate of negative 10.28 percent.

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  • Governor Bredesen Announces Forensic Sciences Grant

    Tuesday, October 07, 2008 | 9:16am

    NASHVILLE Governor Phil Bredesen today announced a federal forensic science grant that will be used to aid TBI in forensic criminal investigations and help pay for medical examiner training in Tennessee.  The $228,549 grant is part of the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program administered by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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