Lee Priorities Include Criminal Justice, Mental Health

As he prepares to hold hearings that will shape the first budget of his administration, Gov. Bill Lee and his finance commissioner said their proposal will prioritize five key areas, including criminal justice and mental health, The Tennessean reports. The other focus areas of the estimated $37.8 billion budget include K-12 education, health care and rural economic development. Lee's budget is expected to be finalized by Feb. 8. He is set to address the legislature for his first State of the State address on March 4. 
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