Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's administration is proposing another $284 million in budget cuts next year due to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Republican's team said Thursday the cuts would be in addition to $397 million in recurring costs removed from the budget in March when the crisis began.
Finance Commissioner Butch Eley says officials are adjusting based on a revenue shortfall of up to $1.5 billion through next budget year. Eley also told lawmakers a court decision would “effectively delay” Lee’s school voucher program for at least a year.