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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

TBI has been dipping into it's Rainy Day Fund.
During a recent meeting of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee ,state Comptroller Justin Wilson reported that for the last four years the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has used it's Rainy Day Fund surplus to balance it's budget. Gov. Bill Haslam has required major budget cuts, and so the TBI intentionally used its reserves to avoid layoffs and meet the required cuts without losing services. TBI leaders cited in the report said they didn't ask for extra funding in budget requests because they didn't expect such requests would be approved under the Governorís budget process. The Comptroller said better communication between the TBI and state budget officials would be necessary for things to improve. "TBI needs to say what they need and what happens if they don't get the money," Wilson suggested. While speaking to lawmakers Tuesday, TBI Director Mark Gwyn said he would use the report to "make a stronger TBI." Committee members said there was never any concern about any wrongdoing within the department.


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Monday, November 12, 2018

  • Classical concert
  • Sanderlin/Toby pursuit and arrest
  • Empower planning a tiny home community
  • Allison died of smoke inhalation
  • Byrd charged in Sunday stabbing
  • Commodity distribution
  • Gas prices

    Sunday, November 11, 2018

  • Allison fire death
  • Office on Aging Thanksgiving

    Friday, November 09, 2018

  • Cocke County School Board meets
  • Inmates Warren and Mantooth face charges
  • KCCB electronics recycling
  • After Thanksgiving hikes
  • Small/Johnson indicted federally

    Thursday, November 08, 2018

  • Vehicle thief eludes officers
  • Cocke County home destroyed by fire
  • National Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Thanksgiving travel to be heavy
  • Workers comp insurance premiums to drop
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    Wednesday, November 07, 2018

  • Tuesday election results
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