Tennessee's unemployment insurance program has cut its backlog of
claims awaiting decisions by more than half since reaching a high of
about 28,000 claims in September, the Department of Labor and Workforce
Development said last week.
As the 108th Tennessee General Assembly draws to a close, state
lawmakers are hoping to push through education proposals that include
creating a state panel to authorize charter schools for five counties
and a measure that would clear the way for cities to begin forming
municipal school systems.