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Haslam budget highlights

Here are some highlights from Gov. Bill Haslam’s $32 billion spending plan:

• $307.3 million for higher education capital projects
• $166 million for state capital projects
• $100 million to rainy day fund to bring it to $456 million on June 30, 2014
• $76.5 million for 1.5 percent pay increase for state employees, teachers and higher education
• $51 million for K-12 local technology and infrastructure improvements
• $48.1 million for local jail funding for felons
• $43.2 million for BEP formula growth
• $35.5 million to higher education institutions that increase graduation rates
• $33.7 million for BEP ...

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