State Capitol Report http://wknofm.org en State Capitol Report: Republicans Pipe Up on Closing ECD Records http://wknofm.org/post/state-capitol-report-republicans-pipe-closing-ecd-records <p>An effort by the Haslam administration to close records regarding cash grants to private companies is being reworked after hitting a snag in the Tennessee Senate last week. Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey repeated what started as an argument from a few Democrats, that the state should at least make public who owns a company seeking state incentives.</p><p>The Tennessee Economic and Community Development Department says it needs this confidentiality bill to compete for business with other states.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:30:01 +0000 Blake Farmer & Joe White 9417 at http://wknofm.org State Capitol Report: Republicans Pipe Up on Closing ECD Records State Capitol Report: Governor Wants Larger Classes http://wknofm.org/post/state-capitol-report-governor-wants-larger-classes <p>Governor Bill Haslam wants to open the door for larger classes in Tennessee&rsquo;s schools. The governor says with bigger classes, local school boards will need fewer teachers, and be able to pay the remaining teachers more. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 07:00:13 +0000 Bradley George & Joe White 8665 at http://wknofm.org State Capitol Report: Governor Wants Larger Classes