Tennessee Lawmakers End Session After Last-minute Negotiations


Tennessee lawmakers end session after last-minute negotiations

Tennessee lawmakers convened the state’s 110th general assembly on Jan. 10. (Photo: WBIR)

NASHVILLE – A legislative session that featured infighting among the majority party and the passage of the state’s first gas tax increase in nearly 30 years wrapped up Wednesday after lawmakers approved a final round of bills.
The final pieces of legislation lawmakers addressed ranged from increasing the amount of money legislative candidates could raise during an election cycle to cutting taxes for phone companies.
With more than 1,400 bills introduced in each chamber this year, lawmakers opted to delay final action on several, including a bill related to deannexation, …

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