NASHVILLE – A federal court ruling involving the Arlington Developmental Center near Memphis will mean more federal money for services to people with intellectual disabilities in Tennessee. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee granted a state motion that will result in an additional $38 million that can be budgeted for medical services through the Division of Intellectual Disabilities Services (DIDS) and TennCare.
NASHVILLE – State tax collections again fell below budgeted estimates in August, with sales tax collections recording negative growth for 18 of the last 20 months. Finance and Administration Commissioner Dave Goetz reported today that overall August revenues were $726.9 million, which is 5.74% below collections for August 2008.
NASHVILLE – Stephen Norris, Deputy Commissioner for the Tennessee Division of Intellectual Disabilities Services (DIDS), announced today that he will retire from state government on September 30, 2009. The agency is responsible for providing services to Tennesseans with intellectual disabilities.
“It has been a privilege for me to be able to serve as Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Intellectual Disabilities Services for the past six years," Norris said. "Thanks to the commitment and support of this administration, we have made great strides in improving and increasing services for individuals with intellectual disabilities in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE – State tax revenues continued to decline in July, making it the first time in Tennessee history the state has experienced a full year of negative growth. Finance and Administration Commissioner Dave Goetz today reported July revenue collections, pointing to sales tax collections which have experienced negative growth for 17 out of the past 19 months when compared to the year before.
NASHVILLE - Governor Phil Bredesen today announced that grants totaling over $56 million are being awarded to cities and counties, state and local agencies and organizations that serve victims of crime in Tennessee through funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
NASHVILLE - State tax revenues continued to decline in June for the eleventh consecutive month of the fiscal year, Finance and Administration Commissioner Dave Goetz announced today. Tennessee sales tax collections have experienced negative growth for 16 of the past 18 months, when compared to the year before.
NASHVILLE - The decline in state tax collections continued for a tenth consecutive month in May, as overall May revenues were $716.5 million, or $123.3 million less than the state budgeted. May also marks the fifteenth month of negative growth for sales tax collections in the past 17 months.