State Senators say Tennessee-Georgia boundary commission no-go

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee senators say they don't want to participate in a boundary commission proposed by Georgia legislators to consider moving the states' border.

Members of the Senate State and Local Government Committee voted unanimously Tuesday for a resolution that formally rejects any participation in such a commission. The measure unanimously passed the House earlier this month.

Both chambers of the GOP-controlled Georgia Legislature last month passed a resolution that calls on their governor to establish a commission to try to rectify a 19th century survey that mistakenly placed Georgia's northern line just short of the Tennessee River.

Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has said he doesn't intend to change Tennessee's border.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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