A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam is starting the annual state budget hearings for the fiscal year 2013-14 this week in Nashville.
Haslam, Finance and Administration Commissioner Mark Emkes and David Thurman, the state budget director, will preside over the hearings that begin Tuesday and will last through next Tuesday.
Proceedings can be viewed online at http://www.tn.gov .
The first day of hearings will cover several different departments, including safety, tourist development, military, veterans affairs, agriculture, health, education and environment and conservation.
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