Haslam sticks to spending plans and winding down some programs to avoid drastic spending cuts next year.

TN_Flag_2Gov. Bill Haslam, in his first State of the State address, urged lawmakers to work together to continue reducing the size of government as Tennessee recovers from the country’s worst recession in generations.

“There is only one way to get our fiscal accounts in order: Put another hole in the belt, pull it even tighter this year as we smooth out the remaining rough budget edges,” Haslam said in the speech at the state Capitol.

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Source: Chas Sisk | The Tennessean