Tennessee State Budget http://wkms.org en Haslam Signs Tennessee $31 Billion Spending Plan http://wkms.org/post/haslam-signs-tennessee-31-billion-spending-plan <p>Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed the state&#39;s more than $31 billion dollar annual spending plan. The budget includes a reduced sales tax on groceries, an increase in the exemption for the inheritance tax, and enhanced penalties for gang and gun crimes.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 17 May 2012 13:35:13 +0000 Associated Press 18007 at http://wkms.org Haslam Signs Tennessee $31 Billion Spending Plan Haslam Proposes Bigger Food Tax Cut http://wkms.org/post/haslam-proposes-bigger-food-tax-cut <p>Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Haslam is proposing a greater reduction in the states&#39; sales tax on groceries as part of his final amendment to his annual spending plan.&nbsp; Haslam says &nbsp;he&rsquo;s included an additional $3.3 million dollars in the budget proposal to drop the state sales tax on groceries from 5.5 percent to 5.25 percent. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 12:31:22 +0000 Associated Press 17498 at http://wkms.org Haslam Proposes Bigger Food Tax Cut