Tennessee experienced a major shortfall in revenues in March. This is terrible news. It will affect thousands of families across Tennessee who desperately need state programs to get by in our steadily worsening economy. It means that state employees probably won't even get the less than cost-of-living adjustments to their wages.
In light of the deepening budget crisis, it is baffling that some in the Legislature continue to push an adoption ban with a $4.5+ Million fiscal note. Here it is. Read it and hope it sinks into the minds of the members of the Senate Judiciary committee: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Fiscal/HB3713.pdf