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2012 Tennessee General Assembly
Mon April 23, 2012
Tennessee Lawmakers Hope to Adjourn Session This Week
Tennessee lawmakers are preparing for what they hope is the last week of the 107th General Assembly, but they still need to work on a range of issues including the state's annual spending plan and guidelines for teaching about gay issues in schools. Also pending is a dispute between business groups and gun advocates over a bill seeking guarantee employees' right to store firearms their cars while at work. House Democrats have proposed an alternate budget plan that would recognize a larger influx of revenues and make a deeper cut in the state's sales tax on groceries. Republican House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick says he expects all maters to be resolved in time to end the session by week’s end.