Government
8:21 am
Thu March 28, 2013

TN Senate To Hear Bill Cutting Lawmaker Allowances

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Legislation to eliminate hotel allowances for some Tennessee lawmakers is scheduled to be heard by the Senate today. The proposal sponsored by Republican Senatro Ferrell Haile would eliminate a $107-per-night hotel payment for the 33 legislators who live within 50 miles of the state Capitol. The legislation would continue to provide a $66 daily meals allowance for all lawmakers. The companion House bill passed earlier this month.