Tenn. lawmakers hope to adjourn session this week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee lawmakers are preparing for what they hope is the last week of the 107th General Assembly, though issues that still need to be worked out range from the state's annual spending plan to resilient efforts to establish guidelines for teaching about gay issues in schools.

Also pending is a dispute between business groups and gun advocates over a bill seeking guarantee employees' right to store firearms their cars while at work.

House Democrats have proposed an alternate budget plan that would recognize a larger influx of revenues and make a deeper cut in the state's sales tax on groceries.

Republican House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga said he expects all maters to be resolved in time to end the session toward the end of the week.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

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.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 148433495 - local8now.com/a?a=148433495