Tennessee Department of Children's Services Commissioner Kate O'Day, right, speaks during budget hearings on Thursday in Nashville. O'Day asked for more than $8 million to hire new staff and make other improvements to the agency. Gov. Bill Haslam has asked state departments to develop plans for a 5 percent spending cut. With O'Day are deputy commissioner Lee Gregory, left, and budget director Doug Swisher, center.
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published Thursday, November 8th, 2012