Budget Meeting

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to continue his annual budget hearings today.

The hearings with agency leaders began last week at the Capitol. They are scheduled to start with the Department of Children's Services.

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 tomorrow with the Education Department.

Wednesday's hearings include the correction and safety departments, while the governor will hear from the revenue and agriculture departments on Thursday.

Friday's hearings include the higher education and the state lottery.

A large number of Elkton residents gathered yesterday at a City Council budget meeting to offer opinions on the re-awarding of a cemetery maintenance contract to a man charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.  Only one was allowed to speak.

The council has chosen to stand by an April 8th decision to give the contract to Watson Ricchuite despite his indictment on meth-related charges April 21st.