NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The sponsor of a bill to boost the amount of money political groups can give to candidates and to do away with reporting requirements for donations by corporations has dropped an effort to revive the failed measure.
The bill sponsored by House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada of Franklin on Wednesday received only 48 votes on the House floor -- two short of the constitutional minimum to clear the chamber.
While Casada said Thursday morning that he had found enough votes to pass the bill in the House, but the clerk's office confirmed that he would need to gain a two-thirds vote in the committee that sets floor calendars.
Casada said he was withdrawing the bill in an effort to speed the end of the legislative session.
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