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Thu November 8, 2012
Politics

Tennessee Democrats Want More Money for Pre-K

Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner
Credit State of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Democratic leaders say they plan to talk with Gov. Bill Haslam about expanding pre-kindergarten classes after the state's education commissioner said he doesn't plan to request funding for an expansion.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Commissioner Kevin Huffman spoke earlier this week during the governor's budget hearings. Haslam has asked state departments to develop plans for a 5 percent cut in spending as a fallback.

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