Treasurer wasn't closely consulted on Tennessee Promise

Treasurer David Lillard can't yet vouch on whether the math works on the governor's free community college program, reports WPLN.

So do the numbers add up? Lillard says “no comment.” Even though he oversees the lottery reserve funds in question, he hasn’t been closely consulted by the governor.

“I don’t think that’s unusual at this point in time and all,” he said Thursday. “But as the bill works its way through the General Assembly, I’m sure I’ll be consulted by members of the legislature about it.”a

Asked why the treasurer has been relatively out of the loop, a spokesman for the Haslam Administration said a meeting was set up for Friday. He added this: “We feel good about the math.”