Bill gives speaker staffing, salary power over state’s “independent” financial analysts Speaker Glen Casada wants control of the staff responsible for providing an “independent” fiscal analysis of legislation and state finances.   The Fiscal Review Committee, created in 1967 to oversee the fiscal operations of the state, was established to provide “independent information concerning the…

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The Tennessee House of Representatives voted on Thursday to make it harder for its lawmakers to file an ethics complaint against another member of the lower chamber.  The new rule, presented by state Rep. Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough), requires House members to seek the signature of a second state representative before submitting a complaint.  During the…

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