» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 126 | NO. 121 | Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tenn. Freshmen GOP Congressmen Introduce First Bill

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – East Tennessee's two freshmen congressmen, Republicans Scott DesJarlais of Jasper and Chuck Fleischmann of Chattanooga, have joined together to introduce their first bill.

DesJarlais, who represents the 4th District, and Fleischmann, representing Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District, introduced legislation Tuesday they say will roll back an unfunded mandate that requires Tennessee counties to update and replace road signs according to new visibility standards by 2015 and 2018.

Their bill would waive the deadlines and allow local governments to put up new signs when replacements are needed.

A DesJarlais statement said Tennessee county highway officials estimate the accelerated replacements would cost a total of $50 million.

The legislation matches a bill introduced in the Senate by Tennessee Republicans Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 80 401 13,843
MORTGAGES 99 439 16,005
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 63 2,202
BUILDING PERMITS 233 998 28,755
BANKRUPTCIES 49 276 8,926
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 136 4,701
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 23 141 5,534
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 88 2,982

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.