State, county and school leaders on Thursday will begin talking about what matters the Tennessee General Assembly should address when it meets in January.
The discussion, which is part of an annual dinner with the local Legislative delegation, is expected to focus on a number of hot button items that include but aren't limited to taxes, parking, testing procedures and education-related bonuses.
However, key to the meeting, said state Rep Ryan Haynes, R-Knoxville, is creating open dialogue among the three boards.
"It's really an opportunity for every level of government to communicate with one another about issues coming up on the horizon and how we can help out each other," said Haynes, the delegation's chairman. "That's really the whole purpose – to keep communication open."
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Outdoor Knoxville.
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