published Monday, August 1st, 2011

Lottery Stabilization Task Force formed

  • photo
    Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey speaks to reporters in his office in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

NASHVILLE — State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey today appointed five senators, including Senate Speaker Pro Tem Bo Watson, R-Hixson, to the Senate Lottery Stabilization Task Force.

The panel will review current policies and pending legislation in order to make recommendations aimed at ensuring long-term viability of Tennessee’s HOPE scholarship program.

According to a news release from Ramsey, R-Blountville, the goal is to “reverse the negative trajectory of the program and not deplete the lottery reserves which allow future students access to the program.”

A task force report, due Dec. 1, will outline a “path” to return the program to long-term viability.

Other panel members are Senate Finance Committee Chairman Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge; Finance Committee Vice Chairman Douglas Henry, D-Nashville, and Sen. Reginald Tate, D-Memphis.

about Andy Sher...

Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...

Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
please login to post a comment

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »


Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.