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VOL. 127 | NO. 84 | Monday, April 30, 2012

Senate Votes 32-1 to Pass $31B Spending Plan

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Senate has passed its version of Gov. Bill Haslam’s more than $31 billion spending plan, making nearly $60 million in cuts to a number of programs.

The chamber voted 32-1 Friday to pass the bill that was sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris of Collierville. The House passed its version 66-30 Thursday.

The two chambers will have to reconcile differences on projects before the measure can head for Haslam’s signature.

The largest cut in the Senate proposal is more than $12 million to the Memphis Regional Megasite. The proposal also closes the Taft Youth Development Center in Bledsoe County, which is the case in the House version.

Haslam in January presented his spending proposal that called for raises for state employees, more spending on construction on college campuses and tax cuts on food and estates.

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