Knox County Schools Budget Request
Broadcast Date: May 20, 2012
Knox County Commissioners are in the middle of the budget process. The biggest share of the county's budget goes to the school system.
Gene Patterson's guest this week is Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, who explains why school administrators say the county should make an additional investment of $35 million in the coming year.
The weekly panel of pundits gathers then to weigh in on the budget process. They are Craig Griffith, a deputy under former Knoxville Mayor Victor Ashe; Cortney Piper of Piper Communications; and 6 News political analyst George Korda.
The pundits also weigh in on Union County Mayor Micheal Williams saying he wants his county to withdraw from PlanET, an organization made up of government leaders from Anderson, Blount, Loudon, Knox, and Union counties.