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Light Snow and Rain Expected

A quick-moving system will move through tonight and early Thanksgiving morning producing rain and snow showers. Tonight light rain will push through Middle TN. Snow showers will be likely along and north of I-40, with some accumulation in S. KY and the Cumberland Plateau. 1-2 is possible along the Plateau by early Thurs. morning. Up to .5 inch is possible in S. KY and nearby TN counties. Those along the I-40 corridor will see flurries with little to no accumulation. Roads will become slick along the Plateau overnight and early Thurs. morning.

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Free Tuition Plan Goes in Front of Legislative Committee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is scheduled to be heard by a key legislative committee on Tuesday.
Called "Tennessee Promise," the plan is on the calendar of the Senate Finance Committee.


It's a cornerstone of Haslam's "Drive to 55" campaign to improve the state's graduation rates from the current 32 percent to 55 percent by 2025 to help improve overall job qualifications and attract employers to the state.


Haslam wants to pay for the program by using $300 million in excess lottery reserve funds and join it with a $47 million endowment.


However, one of the main concerns of higher education officials and lawmakers is making sure the plan is adequately funded.

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