NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Phil Bredesen says he is reviewing the final version of the $30 billion annual spending plan passed by the lawmakers to see if will exercise his line-item veto.
The Democratic governor told reporters Monday that he has specific concerns over the Legislature's decision to keep open the Green Valley Developmental Center in Greenville and the Whiteville Correctional Facility in Hardeman County.
Keeping the two facilities open through July 2011 would cost the state about $22 million.
Bredesen, who leaves office in January, said he is generally satisfied with the budget plan, though lawmakers tapped into reserves more than he would have preferred.
The new budget year begins July 1.
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