Tennessee Representative Glen Casada, Republican leader of the state House, says his effort to allow lawmakers living within 50 miles of the state Capitol to be reimbursed for hotel bills is unrelated to his pending divorce.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's ambitious transportation plan is headed for a key vote in the House Wednesday, though lawmakers are uncertain whether the bill that would include Tennessee's first gas tax hike since 1989 can gain enough votes to advance.
A proposal to do away with Tennessee's early graduation program is advancing in the House. The measure sponsored by Republican Representative Glen Casada was approved Tuesday on a voice vote in the House Education Committee. The companion bill unanimously passed the Senate last week. Under the so-called Move on When Ready Act, a student who scores 27 on the ACT is only required to obtain 18 hours of specific classes to get a diploma.
A bill seeking to lift a cap on contributions from political action committees in Tennessee has been withdrawn in the state House. The bill sponsored by Republican Representative Glen Casada was taken off notice in the House State and Local Government Committee Tuesday without explanation. State law limits legislative candidates to accepting no more than $107,200 per primary or general election.