Glen Casada

The Franklin Republican is mulling a run for his old House Republican Caucus chairman’s seat at a time when party conservatives and gun rights advocates say they’re less than satisfied with the current regime.

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A bill to elect judges to Tennessee’s appellate and Supreme courts failed to advance out of a House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Senate is considering two alternate judicial selection plans.

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Legislators are grappling with a handful of bills that would reform how high-ranking judges are chosen to take the bench, who should police judges for ethics violations and how they should be punished. “We feel like there are substantial changes that are taking place, as well as just paying more attention to the situation and […]

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Despite opposition from the governor and both speakers, and a delay in committee, Rep. Glen Casada says he still plans to move forward with a bill requiring the election of judges. But it’s now on hold for a while. The bill, HB173, was postponed Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee. It is scheduled to be […]

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Even though the current system has been ruled constitutional, many lawmakers have trouble getting over the nagging feeling that it really doesn’t gel with Tennessee’s governing document. And they doubt voters approve either.

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Press Release from the Republican Party of Tennessee, Jan. 19, 2012: Once Again, Tennessee Democrats Stand Up For A State Income Tax NASHVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted in favor of a resolution to amend the Tennessee Constitution by adding language to ban a state income tax. SJR 221, sponsored by Representative Glen Casada, […]

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by Mark Todd Engler on January 18, 2012

A constitutional ban on state and local government taxing income in Tennessee took another step toward the 2014 general election ballot Thursday. The House approved SJR221 73-13-3.

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Press Release from the GOP Caucuses of the Tennessee House and Senate, Nov. 2, 2011: (NASHVILLE, TN) November 2, 2011 – Representative Glen Casada (R-College Grove) and State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) today announced the introduction of a jobs bill designed to increase the number of jobs available to unemployed workers. Senate Bill 2149 provides […]

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Legislators don’t seem especially caught up in debate over the state’s new curfew policy the Haslam administration used to arrest protesters late last week, but the matter did stir some broad opinions.

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A proposal to constitutionally prohibit state and local governments in Tennessee from enacting personal-earnings taxes has already passed the Senate twice. But it keeps getting hung up in the House. Sponsors are starting over from scratch, but are optimistic it’ll still pass both chambers yet this year.

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“He may be close to right on that,” says House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick.

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Two Republicans joined a band of Democrats in rejecting legislation that the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trangender community says targets workplace protections of their sexual orientation.

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