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Haslam Begins Budget Hearings On Election Day

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Tennessee former governor Lamar Alexander and Gov. Bill Haslam cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony of SR 840 on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 in Burwood, Tenn. (AP Photo) Tennessee former governor Lamar Alexander and Gov. Bill Haslam cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony of SR 840 on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 in Burwood, Tenn. (AP Photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Governor Bill Haslam said he doesn't have any specific reason for beginning state budget hearings on Election Day.

On Tuesday, eight state agencies are scheduled to meet with the governor throughout the day and present their proposed budgets for the upcoming year. The departments include Health and Education.

Haslam recently told reporters that most of the campaigning should be done by the time of the hearings, and said he believes the schedule will work on Tuesday because of the "way it's spread out through the day."

Budget hearings are also scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.

All hearings will be live-streamed and archived on http://www.tn.gov.

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