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TN Comptroller issues guidelines on $115 M in Local Government Covid-19 Relief Funds

TML wants to call to your attention a memorandum distributed by Office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury relating to the $115 million in Coronavirus Relief Fund monies made available to cities and counties on a per capita basis

Important issues approved in final hours of 2020 Legislative Session

 

The 111th Tennessee General Assembly completed its final order of business for the year in the early morning hours of June 19.
During the work-through-the-night marathon session, legislators took up several key pieces of legislation that impact local governments.

While some cities cancel, postpone Fourth of July festivities others opt to hold events with restrictions

As Independence Day approaches, many municipalities across Tennessee have modified or postponed fireworks displays and other Fourth of July events to comply with health and safety regulations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Some municipalities also canceled events, concerned that festivals and fireworks displays would draw too large of a crowd to safely practice social distancing and risk further spread of COVID-19, especially as other nearby communities canceled or modified events.

Legislators return to wrap up session, balance budget amid revenue deficit

Tennessee lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill earlier this month, amid a wide range of devastating effects caused by the Coronavirus. The General Assembly is working to wind up the 2020 legislative session this week (June 15 - 19).
Among the most important task is passage of a revised balanced budget that reflects significant revenue reductions due to the economic impact of the virus.
Lawmakers must plug a $500 million deficit for the current budget year and cut $1 billion for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

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