NASHVILLE - Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell today predicted that legislation affecting teachers' ability to bargain collectively will pass with some modification.
"I think there will be a few changes to the bill," the Nashville Republican told members of the Tennessee chapter of the National Federation of Small Business. "Ultimately, I think it will pass."
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, speaking later, said "there will be a few more twists and turns before we get there," referencing a final bill.
Meanwhile, Gov. Haslam's legislation, which would toughen requirements for teacher tenure, comes up in the Senate Education Subcommittee on Wednesday.
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