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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- House Speaker Beth Harwell's attempt to reel in the number of bills introduced each legislative session is being met with resistance among some of her Republican colleagues.
Harwell has proposed to establish a cap for the first time on the number of bills each lawmaker can introduce per year.
But at a meeting of House Republicans at the Capitol on Tuesday, several members raised concerns about setting the limit at 10 bills per lawmaker.
Rep. Vance Dennis of Savannah said that establishing any limit would restrict the legislative branch's ability to act as a check against the executive branch.
Meanwhile, Rep. Cameron Sexton of Crossville proposed a 15-bill limit this year, and 10 the next. House Finance Chairman Charles Sargent of Franklin said chairmen should each get 10 more bills.
Tuesday, January 8 2013, 03:39 PM CST
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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