published Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Nashville: Haslam wants lawmakers to introduce fewer bills

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam said today he will press Tennessee lawmakers to introduce fewer bills, arguing it will save time and money.

The Republican-controlled General Assembly introduced about 2,200 bills this session. Haslam, also a Republican, said he would like to see the number reduced in 2012 to the “mid-teens,” or by about one-third.

“Everyone says there’s no way, but I think there is a way to do that,” Haslam told the Nashville-based Lawyers Association for Women.

“When a bill is proposed, it actually does cost money. We have commissioners that then have to run down and say how much does this impact? What’s it going to cost?” Haslam said.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Andy Sher...

Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...

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