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As budget shortfall
grows, the governor weighs layoffs again. "How you go and make additional reductions under those circumstances I think is a difficult thing to contemplate," he said. ... State tax collections
down $200 million in April. ... Tennessee economic report
sees hope but a long recovery. ... Senate eases path
to opening more distilleries in Tennessee. ... Chattanooga's school superintendent sounds the alarm over charter school expansion
"This legislation gives charter schools the opportunity to pick and choose students from across the district. That could be financially disastrous."
joins Third District race. ... Lincoln Davis is confident paygo
will become the law. ... Senate OKs baby dropsites
... and outside dining dogs
. ... Madison County Democrats
rally with the gubernatorial candidates. ... Jim Kyle's Twittering
is so cute:
"Daughter at first boy/girl dance. If all this expensive, will need second job. Hmmm... been thinking about changing jobs."