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VOL. 133 | NO. 63 | Wednesday, March 28, 2018

State Senate OKs Changes to University of Tennessee Board

The Associated Press

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Republican-led state Senate has approved a bill that would reshape the University of Tennessee's board of trustees.

Senators cast a 27-3 vote Monday for Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal.

The plan would shrink the board from 27 to 11 members and create four seven-member advisory boards specific to individual campuses. Each advisory board would have one student and one faculty member.

The legislation has drawn scrutiny because it would remove the faculty and student representation in the current board, among other concerns.

Haslam has contended there's less accountability and ownership in a bigger board.

Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro said the bill actually doesn't make the board smaller, going from 27 to 39 people involved, and one board to five panels.

The proposal needs Republican-led House's approval.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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PROPERTY SALES 69 357 17,741
MORTGAGES 66 403 20,438
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 18 44 2,689
BUILDING PERMITS 208 696 36,641
BANKRUPTCIES 52 210 11,374
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 115 5,824
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 25 90 6,804
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 107 4,023