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Tennessee Legislature picks its leaders, kicks off session

Jan. 8, 2019 5:46 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers picked their leaders and gaveled in for a legislative session Tuesday, kicking off a new year of work with a booming freshman class and a new governor about to take office. Beyond the first day's standard ceremonial and procedural events, the House GOP also moved...

The Latest: Tennessee lawmakers sworn in, elect top leaders

Jan. 8, 2019 2:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the first day of the Tennessee legislative session (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Tennessee lawmakers have officially voted in their top legislative leaders to oversee the House and Senate for the next two years. On Tuesday, House Republicans and a small handful of...

Tennessee House GOP elects Casada as next speaker

Nov. 20, 2018 6:18 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House Republicans on Tuesday elected Majority Leader Glen Casada as the chamber's next speaker, reconfiguring another level of state government leadership as GOP Gov.-elect Bill Lee prepares to take office. During a caucus meeting, House Republican lawmakers picked Casada...