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1. Complex path to higher-ed reform -

Only half a year after taking on the presidency of Motlow State Community College, Anthony Kinkel is trying to keep his eye on the pea.

The task of running one of the state’s fastest-growing community colleges is becoming increasingly complex, and it has nothing to do with thousands more students enrolling to take advantage of free tuition through the Tennessee Promise scholarship program.

2. Complex Path to Higher-Ed Reform -

Only half a year after taking on the presidency of Motlow State Community College, Anthony Kinkel is trying to keep his eye on the pea.

The task of running one of the state’s fastest-growing community colleges is becoming increasingly complex, and it has nothing to do with thousands more students enrolling to take advantage of free tuition through the Tennessee Promise scholarship program.

3. After a Year of Triumphs and Defeats, Haslam Looks Ahead -

Eight days into 2015, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam formally set a special session of the Tennessee legislature for February on his Insure Tennessee plan, a Medicaid expansion Haslam negotiated with the Obama administration.

4. Tennessee Lottery Posts Highest Q1 Sales Returns -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. has announced it posted its highest first-quarter sales returns in the organization's almost 12-year history.

5. Students Find Options via Tennessee Promise -

Siegel High School graduate Davione Williamson wasn’t quite sure he was college material when he entered Motlow State Community College in Smyrna this August on a Tennessee Promise scholarship.

6. Haslam Talks of Larger Shift in Tennessee Higher Education -

Before the picket line against outsourcing the management of state office buildings went up Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Macon Cove campus, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam saw some different signs: several students holding up posters thanking Haslam for the Tennessee Promise program.

7. Student Debt, Rising Rents Take Bite Out of Real Estate Market -

Hefty student loans are a major stumbling block for young Americans as they try to buy their first home, a National Association of Realtors’ annual survey shows.

In spite of an improved job market and low interest rates in 2014, the number of first-time homebuyers dipped to 33 percent, down 5 percent from the previous year and the lowest since the National Association of Realtors began tracking the rate in 1981.

8. Drowning in Student Loan Debt -

Three-and-a-half years after graduating from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Yasameen Hoffman is still trying to land the kind of full-time job that will help her start paying off her student loan.

9. Haslam to Hold 4 Days of Budget Hearings This Week -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam is holding four days of budget hearings this week as his administration prepares its annual spending proposal to be delivered to Tennessee lawmakers in January.

10. Lottery Champion Cohen Not Pleased With Haslam's ‘Game-Changer’ -

To say Congressman Steve Cohen is unenthusiastic about the Tennessee Promise is an understatement.

11. Changing State Constitution No Easy Task -

Amending Tennessee’s Constitution isn’t as rare as it was in the state’s first 200 years, and yet it remains a tough, drawn-out task, even if the most popular process, the legislative method, is used.

12. Tennessee Has Record Year for Lottery Sales -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. has had a record year with $1.4 billion in sales for fiscal year 2014.

13. House Passes Haslam Free Tuition Plan -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk after passing the House on Tuesday.

14. Senate Approves Haslam's Free Tuition Plan -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is a step closer to the governor's desk.

15. Free Tuition Plan Goes to Key Panel -

Gov. Bill Haslam’s signature proposal to create a program that would cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate was scheduled to be heard by a key legislative committee on Tuesday.

16. Haslam Free Tuition Plan Goes to Key Panel -

Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate was scheduled to be heard by a key legislative committee on Tuesday.

17. Haslam Free Tuition Plan Garners Praise, Concern -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal this year, a program that would cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate, appears on track to pass as lawmakers enter the waning days of the legislative session. The details, however – including how to pay for this perk in the years to come – remain scattered.

18. Free Tuition Proposal Advancing in Senate -

Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to create a community college program for all high school graduates is advancing in the Senate.

The “Tennessee Promise” legislation advanced out of the Senate Education Committee 8-1 on Wednesday. It’s similar to one moving in the House.

19. Free Tuition Proposal Advancing in Tennessee Senate -

Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to create a community college program for all high school graduates is advancing in the Senate. The “Tennessee Promise” legislation advanced out of the Senate Education Committee 8-1 on Wednesday. It’s similar to one moving in the House.

20. Tennessee Lawmakers to Take Up Tuition Equality Bill -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Supporters of legislation to make children of people living in the country illegally eligible for in-state tuition say the proposal is fair and would benefit the state's economy.

21. Pearl Shaw Named to Tenn. Lottery Board -

Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Pearl Shaw to serve on the board of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.

22. Pearl Shaw Named to Tennessee Lottery Board -

Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Pearl Shaw to serve on the board of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.

23. 10 Things to Know About Haslam's $32.6 Billion Budget -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Here's 10 items you should know about Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's $32.6 billion spending proposal for the budget year beginning in July:

DRIVE TO 55: The governor is proposing to waive tuition to two-year colleges in the state as part of his "Drive to 55" campaign to increase higher education graduation rates from the current 32 percent to 55 percent by 2025. The program would be paid for through an endowment created with lottery reserve money. He has also earmarked $15 million in new spending toward the effort.

24. Haslam: Remove Higher Education Barriers -

When Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam outlined an endowment from Tennessee lottery reserve funds to offer two years of community college free to all Tennesseans graduating high school – a plan he presented during his State of the State address Monday, Feb. 3 – it was a concept that had been years in the making.

25. Tennessee Lottery CEO Gets Award Named After Her -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The president and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. is being recognized by a leading lottery trade organization with an award named after her.

26. Haslam Budget Hearings Get Underway This Week -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's annual budget hearings are getting underway this week.

The Republican governor will kick off the annual public discussions with agency leaders at the Capitol on Tuesday with the Education Department.

27. TigerLIFE Leads to Better Lives -

It is a well-worn adage that what gets you to the top is the people with whom you surround yourself. This is true for individuals as well as for organizations, institutions, and cities. Memphis is no different in its collective vision of being at the top of those “Best of” lists. Based on current announcements, Memphis is faring well, and getting better.

28. Haslam Cites Manufacturing Boom in Grants -

Armed with a $16.5 million fund approved by the General Assembly, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has lots of West Tennessee stops this week as he awards grants that will provide workforce training equipment to state schools certifying workers or training them for associate degrees.

29. Kyle: Lottery Reserve Should Go to College Completion -

State Sen. Jim Kyle of Memphis wants to use some of the surplus funds from the Tennessee lottery to pay for more Tennesseans to resume and complete college.

30. Big Games Flashy, but Scratch-Offs Pull the Weight -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The high-dollar multistate lottery games Powerball and Mega Millions get the attention, but Tennessee lottery officials say the scratch-off state lottery games bring in the money.

31. HOPE Scholarship Funding Running Out for Some -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A legislative bill passed two sessions ago is catching up with students who have lottery scholarships, and many find their funding severely cut.

A 2011 statute limits HOPE Scholarship funding to the minimum hours required for a degree program. The change affected students who were already in college as well as those entering higher education.

32. Tennessee Lottery has Record 1st Quarter With $81 Million -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. has raised a record $81 million in the first quarter.

33. Planning Commission Approves Changes -

More than a dozen school closings should take place in a single school year and have in other large school systems, the schools consolidation planning commission concluded Thursday, July 26, at what could be its last meeting.

34. Planning Commission Makes Adjustments To Schools Merger Plan -

The group that drafted the blueprint for the consolidation of Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools met Thursday, July 26, for what could be the final time to consider a few changes to their merger plan.

35. Lottery Raises Record $323M for Education Programs -

Tennessee lottery officials announced Monday, July 16, that the lottery has raised more than $323 million this year for state education programs, the eighth consecutive record-setting year.

The figure is a 10.2 percent increase – or roughly $30 million – over last year’s then-record of $293.4 million, officials said.

36. Merged Schools Specifics Clear Another Hurdle -

Recommendations for the look of the new countywide school system cleared another set of hurdles Thursday, May 17. But the estimates of the cost of the different parts of the school system to come in August 2013 are still to come.

37. Revised Tenn. Lottery Scholarship Bill Advances -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Democratic leaders say a revised proposal that would make cutting some students' lottery scholarships in half contingent on lottery revenues is unnecessary because the measure wouldn't be effective for at least another three years.

38. Dem. Lawmakers: Table HOPE Cuts -

NASHVILLE (AP) – A report from state lottery officials showing record sales is reason to table legislation that would cut some students’ lottery scholarships in half, Democratic leaders said Wednesday, Feb. 29.

39. Tenn. Fiscally Sound but Cuts Needed -

Tennessee’s financial ledger is in good shape. The current state budget is balanced. For the first five months of the current budget year, general fund collections have outpaced projections by about $188 million.

40. Lawmakers Debate Cutting Some HOPE Scholarships -

A proposal from a panel of state lawmakers would reduce by 50 percent the lottery scholarship awards – also known as HOPE scholarships – for students who do not meet both standardized testing and high school grade requirements.

41. UT President's Advice to Vols Fans: Be Patient -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) – After almost a year as president of the University of Tennessee, there is no hiding Joe DiPietro's enthusiasm for his system-wide strategic plan, his efforts to streamline the replacement of outdated learning facilities and promote all the campuses.

42. Berke Earning Respect on Both Sides of Aisle -

State Sen. Andy Berke said he had no expectations of what public office would be like when he was elected in 2007.

In fact, he said somewhat sheepishly, he “literally had not been to the legislature since my fourth-grade field trip. … By the way, that’s a mistake. I now realize I should have been paying more attention all along.”

43. Tennessee Lottery Reports Swift Sales in November -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. says ticket sales in November were the most of any November since the game's inception in 2004.

44. Legislators Eye Lower Lottery Prize Money, Easier Ticket Purchases -

NASHVILLE – Some Tennessee legislators are eying a reduction in prize payouts for Tennessee lottery players while letting them buy tickets with debit or credit cards.

The proposals are among ideas that are being floated as a way to generate more money that can be used for college scholarships.

45. CMOM Names Roberts Marketing, Fundraising Coord. -

Carrie Callaway Roberts has been named marketing and fundraising coordinator at The Children’s Museum of Memphis.

46. Tennessee Lottery Reports Record Sales This Year -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. reports a record $1.19 billion in total sales for its fiscal year.

47. Chancellor: Tuition Jump Could be 9.5 Percent -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – Students attending Tennessee colleges and universities could see a tuition increase of 9.5 percent or more this fall, the chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents said Wednesday.

48. Tenn. Lottery Scholarship Bill May be Studied -

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to make it more difficult for Tennessee students to obtain lottery scholarships may end up being studied by a task force over the summer, said the measure's Senate sponsor.

49. Panel to Recommend Next UT President to Trustees -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five remaining candidates in the search for a University of Tennessee president answered questions — many about fundraising and finances — in separate interviews Wednesday ahead of at least two of them making the final cut.

50. Cohen: Love Of Government Started Early -

With fervor for politics at a young age, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, explained his lifelong journey into Congress at the Society of Industrial Office Realtors (SIOR) luncheon Monday.

51. AP Interview: Lottery Scholarships May be Tweaked -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter would consider annually tweaking the state's lottery scholarships to ensure there is enough money to pay for the popular program.

52. Study Shows Healthy Lottery Scholarship Outlook -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A recent study shows that Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship programs are healthier than previously thought.

The report was released by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee.

53. Lottery Turns Over Record $288.8 Million to State -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee lottery officials say they are turning over a record $288.8 million to the state from the past fiscal year.

It's 3.9 percent more than last year.

54. Gibbons Seeks Local Support in Governor’s Race -

Bill Gibbons told several dozen Young Republicans Tuesday evening that he needs a big turnout in Shelby County to have a chance in the August GOP primary for governor.

55. Gibbons: Use Lottery Commission to Pay for Pre-K -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Bill Gibbons on Wednesday proposed to fund pre-kindergarten expansion by cutting the amount of money the state lottery pays to large ticket retailers like the Pilot truck stop chain that is part-owned by GOP rival Bill Haslam.

56. Top Bredesen Adviser Leaves to Work for Frist -

A top adviser to Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen is leaving to take a senior position with Republican Bill Frist’s education initiative.

Will Pinkston said Thursday he has been hired to run the advocacy arm of Frist’s State Collaborative on Reforming Education, or SCORE. Frist, the former U.S. Senate majority Leader, founded SCORE last year after deciding not to run for governor.

57. Race to the Top -

The age of No Child Left Behind in national education is about to give way to another moniker.

The Race to the Top program is a race between states to get a share of $4.35 billion in federal stimulus money for an education reform effort.

58. Report: Tenn. Pre-K Not Effective After Second Grade -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new report shows the effectiveness of Tennessee’s pre-kindergarten program diminishes after the second grade, but supporters say it still provides a valuable foundation that will help at-risk children succeed.

59. Cash Sounds Off On Educational Quality, Financial Needs -

Memphis City Schools Supt. Kriner Cash knew that most of the adults who came to this week’s school board meeting were there to talk about school buses – specifically the new schedule that got off to a controversial start with little public notice when the school year began this month.

60. Kyle Crafts Run for Governor in Common Terms -

A few minutes before noon Tuesday, the voices of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell burst out of loudspeakers, launching into “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

When state Sen. Jim Kyle mounted the podium amid those speakers arrayed in front of the McWherter Library at the University of Memphis, he and his supporters outlined different versions of that same idea in announcing Kyle’s 2010 gubernatorial bid.

61. State Lawmakers Agree On Charter Schools, Pre-K -

Tennessee Democrats and Republicans eventually got what they wanted this session on the issues of charter schools and the governor’s pre-kindergarten program.

A mostly Republican-backed proposal to open charter school eligibility to more students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches appeared dead when the House Education Committee adjourned for the year without taking up the measure.

62. Education Costs Outpace Lottery Profits -

For the first time, spending on scholarships and the state’s pre-K program outpaced profits raised through the Tennessee Education Lottery.

Kym Gerlock, the lottery’s spokeswoman, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press this is the first time in the lottery’s five years of existence that it is not projecting growth.

63. Lawmakers OK $29.6B State Budget -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The House and Senate agreed late Wednesday on a $29.6 billion Tennessee spending plan and sent the budget measure for the governor’s consideration.

The House voted 85-12 on the measure, while the Senate agreed 32-1. The budget makes about 10 percent in spending cuts, including layoffs of more than 700 state employees.

64. House Budget Proposal Sent to Full Floor Vote -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee’s Republican House speaker is describing a state spending plan headed for a full floor vote as a “compassionate budget” because it doesn’t include some of the deeper cuts proposed in the Senate Republican version.

65. Lawmakers Debate Funding Governor's Pre-K Program -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Future funding for Tennessee's pre-kindergarten program is becoming a sticking point among Democrats and Republicans as the legislative session ends.

Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen has proposed shifting about $25 million currently drawn from the state's lottery proceeds to the state's general fund budget. But Republicans say they instead want to take the money out of lottery reserves.

66. Lawmakers Differ on Education Funding Proposal -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties agree that K-12 education in Tennessee should be a priority, but they disagree over legislation that would fund it out of an education budget separate from the rest of the state's spending plan.

67. Lottery Chief Frets Over Powerball -

Tennessee officials are hedging their bets on Powerball to lift the lottery out of a slight sales slump that could hurt revenue projections for education.

Lottery CEO Rebecca Paul Hargrove said lottery sales have been running about $400,000 less per week than last year since the fiscal year began July 1.

68. Lottery Sues 2 Companies over Software Error -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee lottery officials are suing two companies they believe are responsible for a software error that resulted in the sale of about $2 million worth of unwinnable tickets last year.

69. Legislature Passes $27B Budget, Adjourns for Year -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The state Legislature adjourned for the year after lawmakers passed a $27 billion state budget that cuts jobs and education and health care spending to fill a nearly half-billion-dollar revenue shortfall.

70. Scholarship GPA Continues To Snarl Legislature -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Sweeping legislation that includes loosening requirements for students to maintain lottery-funded scholarships passed the state Senate Wednesday but a dispute with the House means it is likely headed for a conference committee.

71. State Lawmakers Continue Scholarship Retention Debate -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Legislation that seeks to loosen requirements for keeping lottery-funded scholarships likely is headed to a conference committee, but the state Senate sponsor of the bill doesn’t expect it to stall like it did a year ago.

72. School Efficiency Money Earmarked Despite Objections in Legislature -

Legislation seeking to put $100 million into making Tennessee’s schools more energy efficient passed the state Senate Wednesday, despite objections from lawmakers who said the money should go to funding college scholarships.

73. Budget Woes Scramble Lottery Funding Plans -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislators facing lower-than-expected lottery revenue must now decide how to fund initiatives such as providing more scholarships for students and making structural improvements to state school buildings.

74. War VeteransCould Use Lottery Money -      Honorably discharged Iraq and Afghanistan veterans could use lottery funds to attend school under legislation advancing in the state Senate.
     The measure sponsored by Democrats Jim Kyle o

75. Advancing Bill Would Offer Lottery Scholarships to Veterans -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Honorably discharged Iraq and Afghanistan veterans could use lottery funds to attend school under legislation advancing in the Senate.

The measure sponsored by Democrats Jim Kyle of Memphis and Joe Haynes of Goodlettsville was among bills that passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

76. Bredesen Tells Lawmakers to be Flexible Amid Budget Crunch -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen says he and lawmakers need to stay flexible on their budget priorities until the extent of the state's financial struggles becomes clear.

Bredesen, a Democrat, said he is still trying to gauge how deeply he will have to cut spending and that it may not be until after the April 15 tax filing deadline that officials get a good sense of how business tax collections fared.

77. Committee Against Lower GPA for Lottery Scholarships -      An amendment to lower the cumulative grade point average needed to maintain a lottery scholarship in Tennessee has failed along party lines in the Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee.

78. Lawmakers Mull Phasing in Retention Plan for Lottery Scholarship -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Members of the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday discussed compromise legislation that would phase in a plan to lower the cumulative grade point average needed to maintain a lottery scholarship.

79. Lottery Money Would Be Used To Send Iraq, Other Vets to School -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Members of a Senate lottery subcommittee say they support legislation that would use excess lottery funds to allow honorably discharged Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to attend school.

80. Bill to Lower Retention GPA Advancing in Tenn. Legislature -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to lower the cumulative grade point average needed to maintain a lottery scholarship is among several lottery-funded bills advancing in the state Legislature.

The measure sponsored by Rep. Les Winningham, a Huntsville Democrat, passed the House Higher Education Subcommittee on Wednesday. The companion bill has been deferred in the Senate Education Committee.

81. Lawmakers Nearing Agreement on Key Piece Of Lottery Legislation -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle say they're nearing agreement on a key piece of lottery scholarship legislation that would allow more students to graduate in Tennessee.

82. House Democratic Leaders Push Energy-Efficient Schools Bill -

NASHVILLE (AP) - House Democratic leaders are hoping to win the support of Senate Republicans for legislation that would make Tennessee schools more energy efficient.

Democrats, who have a majority in the House, say the "Energy Efficient Schools Initiative of 2008" would create a fund using up to $200 million in lottery surplus money.

83. Governor's Budget Bumps Up Education Spending but Flat Overall -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen is proposing a $27.8 billion state budget that devotes new spending to his top priority - education - but holds the line in most other areas.

"The budget I am recommending is a 'back to basics' one," Bredesen said during his State of the State address to the General Assembly Monday night. "It is realistic for the times, it is honestly balanced, it does not call on reserves, and it calls for no new taxes."

84. Lawmakers Have Up to $27M to Put Toward Lottery Scholarships -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The chief economist for the Legislature's Fiscal Review Committee told lawmakers on Wednesday they can put as much as $27 million toward lottery scholarships next year.

Rob Currey told the Senate Education Committee about $17 to $27 million in excess lottery money will be available to them. The committee will decide on the exact amount before making a proposal to the General Assembly.

85. Legislature Faces Diet of Leftovers, Heated by Politics -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The General Assembly returns to session today with a few fresh issues and several leftovers from last year on lawmakers' plates. They can count on it being warmed up by the heat of election year politics.

86. Study Grades Tenn. Lottery Last For Fairness -

Soon after state lawmakers return to Nashville for Tuesday's reconvening of the 105th Tennessee General Assembly, they're expected at some point to try and re-jigger elements of the state's lottery operation. Changes to the HOPE scholarship program, which is funded by the lottery, might also be in the works.

87. Thoughts Shift to HOPE as Legislative Session Nears -

Instead of wrapping up their legislative calendar by Memorial Day as they'd hoped to do, members of the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this year got bogged down until the last minute on unfinished business.

88. Cigarette Tax Hike Prompts Surveillance On State Borders -

NASHVILLE (AP) - This year's tripling of Tennessee's cigarette tax has prompted state revenue officials to conduct surveillance of tobacco retailers just over state lines, suspecting Tennesseans are buying smokes in bulk in neighboring states with cheaper taxes.

89. Tennessee LotteryMakes Costly Mistakes -      The Tennessee Lottery made its third serious mistake in the past month by broadcasting incorrect winning numbers, annoying lottery players and stirring up state lawmakers.
     After broadcas

90. Sen. Kyle Calls for MeetingOf Lottery Committee -      State Sen. Jim Kyle has called for a meeting of the General Assembly's Lottery Oversight Committee after recent missteps in the operation of the Tennessee lottery.
     In a letter to House S

91. Grant Program for Low-Income Students Gets $13.8 Million Boost -
CHATTANOOGA (AP) – Hundreds of Tennessee high school students will be able to attend college this year because of a $13.8 million boost in state money for a program that provides grants for low-income college students.

92. Lottery Scholarship Bill Fails Before Lawmakers Adjourn -      A bill that would have changed the rules for keeping a lottery scholarship has failed for the session.
     Lawmakers couldn't agree on the cost of the measure or what standards to change abo

93. House Democrats Propose 3-Cent Cigarette Tax to Aid Veterans -

NASHVILLE - The Legislature already has sent a 42-cent increase in the state's tax on each pack of cigarettes for the governor's signature. Now some lawmakers want more.

House Democrats advanced a bill Wednesday to hike the cigarette tax by an additional 3 cents per pack to pay for veterans' homes and scholarships.

94. Committee Recommends ChangesTo Lottery Scholarship Program -      Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. met with the Tennessee Lottery Scholarship Committee last week to provide recommendations that would improve several aspects of the current scholarship program, such as retention rates

95. LEAP Program's Gain Bodes Well for Memphis Orgs -      The state's LEAP program got a boost this week in the form of a $14 million grant.
     The Tennessee Department of Education announced Tuesday that money from unclaimed lottery prizes would

96. Events -

The Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Memphis Heritage Inc. and Friends for Our Riverfront present "Designing a Great 21st Century City" at noon today at Bridges Inc., 477 N. Fifth St. Joseph P. Riley Jr., mayor of Charleston, S.C., is the featured speaker. Call 529-9828.

97. Events -

The Center City Development Corp. meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Call 575-0540.

The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South meets in conjunction with the Small Business Chamber at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Contact Samantha Jernigan at 409-0619 or sj@midsouth.rr.com.

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