NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his third State of the State address and presented budget and legislative priorities to a joint session of the General Assembly.

In addition to outlining budget and legislative priorities, the governor provided an accounting of Tennessee’s COVID-19 response and continued economic recovery.

Budget Breakdown

An overview of the proposed budget can be found here in addition to a video explaining key budget highlights and a video of the Tennessee state budget process.

Gov. Lee’s remarks as prepared for delivery are below:

Thank you very much.

Lieutenant Governor McNally, Speaker Sexton, Speaker Pro Tem Haile, Speaker Pro Tem Marsh, Members of the 112th General Assembly, Justices, Constitutional Officers, fellow Tennesseans:

I would also like to acknowledge …