A Clash Over Layoffs?
Will Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the General Assembly face off over State employee layoffs?
While a strong Republican majority in the Tennessee General Assembly is likely to maintain insistence on budgetary and fiscal discipline, a legislative session that goes beyond early May will still be prone to produce a budget that might feature some of the less desirable elements of what we might refer to as political sausage-making. Many Republican candidates ran on platforms of streamlining State government and scrapping unnecessary State bureaucracies and the bureaucrats that go with them. Yet Governor Haslam continues to insist that he doesn't intend to cut any State jobs this year.
Labels: Conservatism, Local politics, Tennessee politics