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Tracy bill to help pay school capital costs advances

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State Sen. Jim Tracy has advanced legislation in the Tennessee General Assembly that will help local governments with K-12 capital projects.

The bill passed the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.

"The only aspect of the 2002 constitutional amendment creating the Tennessee Lottery yet to be enacted by the legislature is using the excess lottery reserves for new K-12 capital outlay projects," said Tracy, a Republican from Shelbyville. "This plan will put actual dollars into the local school districts."

As amended, the bill will set aside $100 million of the lottery excess reserve fund for the purpose of establishing a K-12 capital outlay grant program. Each school district would be awarded a certain amount of money pursuant to a local match.

The bill now goes to the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee, where it must be considered before being acted upon by the entire chamber.

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May 09, 2007 at 6:00pm
It would be wonderful if the Post would attach links to view the actual bills being written about for us to read for ourselves.

We understand limited space, but would appreciate more thorough reporting.

Also how about some coverage on the bill being proposed this session on changing access to cemeteries.

That is just sneaking right by and they should have had some public hearings on it.

It may not be one that is sponsored byt the local guys but it will still affect us. For those who of us who still respect our buried.
May 09, 2007 at 6:00pm
whatif, what bill regarding cemeteries are you talking about? Could you explain what it will do?
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