TN House quashes review of lawmakers' daily allowances

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (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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