A bad economy means lower employment levels, tax revenues, and investment returns. And that means governments throughout the country are swimming in red ink. Stimulus or no, the state of Tennessee's projected debt is so serious that Gov. Phil Bredesen declined to include any budget recommendations in his State of the State Address. And Knox County is looking at serious problems with its pension obligations and school budget. Wondering how the city of Knoxville is doing? Mayor Haslam will be presenting city officials with a 2008-2009 midterm update next week. Haslam will also be discussing next year's budget.
Monday, Feb. 16, at 1:30 p.m., the Square Room at Cafe 4, 4 Market Square