Tenn. lawmakers receive training on ethics laws

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee lawmakers are once again being given mandatory training to avoid violating ethics laws.

A joint session was held Friday for House and Senate members to educate them about the laws passed in the wake of the 2005 Tennessee Waltz bribery sting that led to federal charges against five current or former state lawmakers.

Lawmakers, which include 22 new Republican House members, were given binders outlining the new regulations.

Republicans in November gained 14 seats in the House to give them a 64-34 majority, while the GOP advantage in the Senate has grown to 20-13 over Democrats.

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