Nashville: Haslam wants lawmakers to introduce fewer bills

Nashville: Haslam wants lawmakers to introduce fewer bills

June 21st, 2011 by Andy Sher in Local - Breaking News

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.

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