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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 8, 2014

Speaking at a Motlow State Community College legislative breakfast, Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, told state and regional leaders that funding education will be a challenge when the second session of the 108th General Assembly convenes Jan. 14. “Education is the most important thing we do at the state level,” Tracy said. But, “the budget is always a challenge … Sales tax is up but our revenues on F&E (franchise and excise tax) are down a little bit." Tullahoma News reports that Tracey was one of four legislators to speak, along with Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro), Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Murfreesboro) and Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma).