"Gov. BIll Haslam in his first State of the State address, urged lawmakers to work together to continue reducing the size of government as Tennessee recovers from the country's worst recession in generations." His new $30 Billion budget includes over $100 Million in cuts, but it gives state employees a 1.6% pay raise. Of course this is based on an assumption that the Tennessee economy will grow by 3.65%. Only time will tell.