Tennessee Democrats Unhappy with "fast pace" of State Legislature

Apr 10, 2012

Tennessee House Democrats say the Republican majority is moving too quickly through the legislative process.  Toward the end of the House floor session Monday, Democratic Representative Jimmy Naifeh took exception to a Republican move to end debate on overhauling a judicial disciplinary panel.  Naifeh says the measure is a complex change, and lawmakers were unable to receive any details before the vote took place.  Republican Representative Curry Todd made the motion to head straight for a vote.  He says the final vote of 86-7 in favor of the bill showed no debate was necessary.  House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner says he'd heard the Senate wants to adjourn by April 17th, but the House shouldn't be held to that timetable.