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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has officially set a date for a special session to replace embattled House Speaker Glen Casada.

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Many state lawmakers are expressing frustration after House Speaker Glen Casada announced Tuesday that he doesn't intend to resign for another two months.  

The embattled speaker sent a letter to members laying out his plans to step down from the House’s top post. The decision drew immediate fire from the Republican lawmaker next in line to succeed him, as well as from several Democrats.

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After House Speaker Glen Casada announced on Tuesday he will be stepping down from his leadership position, state lawmakers are starting to consider who would replace him.

Rep. Bill Dunn, R-Knoxville, is next in line, which technically makes him Casada’s immediate successor. But it’s unclear if he will pursue the top leadership post.

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The lower chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly has passed one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills in the country.

The so-called “Heartbeat Bill” was approved Thursday in the state's house of representatives on a party-line vote. But members of both parties still express concern about its legality. 

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Hundreds of bills have already been filed in the Tennessee General Assembly and the House is only one week in while the Senate is just set to begin.

Now committees will start discussing the measures.