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VOL. 128 | NO. 66 | Thursday, April 04, 2013

Analysis of Lawmaker Expenses Killed in House

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NASHVILLE (AP) – A resolution calling for a comprehensive study of lawmaker allowances has been killed in a House committee after unanimously passing the Senate.

Republican state Rep. Curry Todd made the motion in the House State Government Committee on Tuesday to delay consideration of the measure until after the Legislature adjourns next year.

The resolution sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers calls for the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations to study the allowances paid to lawmakers when they are conducting business at the Capitol. It passed the Senate on a 32-0 vote.

Todd called the study unnecessary because the information is already available.

A separate bill to strip the $107 daily hotel allowance for lawmakers living within 50 miles of the Capitol was sent for the governor's consideration on Wednesday.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 73 391 11,120
MORTGAGES 88 481 13,903
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 2,278
BUILDING PERMITS 198 969 24,034
BANKRUPTCIES 54 288 8,432
BUSINESS LICENSES 29 126 3,771
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 67 536 13,457
MARRIAGE LICENSES 17 103 3,031

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