Haslam budget amendment includes extra $30 million for teacher insurance

photo Bill Haslam

How Haslam is proposing the money be spent:

* $120 million to fund the state's commitment to a new $160 million Tennessee State Museum, $40 million of which will be raised through private funds * $50 million for economic development projects bringing more high-quality jobs to Tennessee * $40 million to complete renovations of the Cordell Hull building * $36.5 million for the Rainy Day Fund in addition to the $36.5 million proposed in the original budget bringing the total reserve to 4.5 percent of state revenues * $12 million for maintenance and improvements to higher education facilities across the state * $5 million to fund new equipment in our Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology to meet job training demands across the state * $1.9