Friday, May 8, 2009

Morning Roundup: State Budget Mess and Jim Kyle's Twittering

Posted By on Fri, May 8, 2009 at 7:14 AM

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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."
Paula Flowers 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."

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