Proposals that would target criminal justice, health care and education took center stage at Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s first State of the State address Monday night.
The governor also presented his first budget, which consists of $38.5 billion.
That budget includes $25 million for a school voucher program called Tennessee Education Savings Accounts. The pilot program is meant to target low-income students in school districts with schools in the bottom 10 percent. These school districts are Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Jackson-Madison and Shelby. It also includes the Achievement School District, which oversees schools taken over by the state.