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Painful cuts avoided, but state budget still stings


June 29, 2003
Economics and FinanceState & Local
Karin Miller, The Associated Press
Jackson Sun, Jackson, TN

Instead of abolishing any of the 150 pre-K programs, the Tennessee Education Department plans to spread $6 million in state funds among them all so they can continue operating, albeit on a shoestring budget. Local governments may pick up some slack and the state may relax some rules so the classes can operate more cheaply.