NASHVILLE, Tenn. (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.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.