State budget hearings continue in Nashville

State budget hearings continue in Nashville


NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Department of Children's Services is one of the agencies that will be meeting with administrative leaders to discuss its budget.

Gov. Bill Haslam, Finance and Administration Commissioner Mark Emkes and David Thurman, the state budget director, are presiding over the annual budget hearings that began Tuesday and will last through next Tuesday.

The hearings are for fiscal year 2013-14. Haslam has asked state departments to develop plans for a 5 percent cut in spending as a fallback.

Besides DCS, other agencies scheduled to present their budgets on Thursday include Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Labor and Workforce Development.

Proceedings can be viewed online at .

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