VOL. 128 | NO. 80 | Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Governor Signs Measure to Cut Lawmaker Allowances
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to eliminate hotel allowances for some Tennessee lawmakers has been signed by the governor.
The measure would eliminate a $107-per-night hotel payment for the 33 legislators who live within 50 miles of the state Capitol.
The legislation would continue to provide a $66 daily meals allowance for all lawmakers.
It passed the House 72-15 and the Senate approved it 28-2.
The legislation was sponsored by Republican Sen. Ferrell Haile of Gallatin and Republican Rep. Rick Womick of Murfreesboro.
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