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Just because Rep. Glen Casada, R-Franklin, plans on stepping down as House speaker doesn’t mean there aren’t still lingering questions surrounding the scandal that led to his departure.

WPLN’s political reporter Sergio Martínez-Beltrán and senior editor Chas Sisk say there are three issues related to the scandal that remain unresolved.

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A complaint against House Speaker Glen Casada was filed Thursday with the Nashville District Attorney.

A local activist said Casada’s political action committee broke a state election law in 2018.

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A Middle Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct in the 1980s has been removed from his chairmanship.

State Rep. David Byrd, R-Waynesboro, is stepping down as the leader of the House Education Administration Subcommittee, a post he was given earlier this year despite allegations that he engaged in intimate contact with three girls that he coached in basketball.

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Gov. Bill Lee’s school voucher plan passed a key committee Wednesday in the Tennessee General Assembly.

Several GOP lawmakers still have reservations about the proposal, but after a surprise appearance by a top Republican, most agreed to push it forward.

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CNN isn’t usually interested in the minutiae of state politics. But comments from Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada about Rep. David Byrd have brought the network and other national outlets to the state Capitol.

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One of the roles of presumed House Speaker Glen Casada will be to conduct investigations when a member is accused of wrongdoing.

Outgoing speaker Beth Harwell asked legislators to step down three times in the last three years. But Casada said he'll be more cautious in the role.

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A political action committee formed in Tennessee aims at preventing Republican David Byrd of Waynesboro from being reelected to the state House of Representatives.

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The Middle Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexually abusing girls he coached in the 1980s says he'll stay in the state legislature.

State Rep. David Byrd, R-Waynesboro, issued the statement a day after three women told Nashville TV station WSMV that he kissed, groped or propositioned them when they were in their teens.

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The leader of the state House of Representatives is calling on a Middle Tennessee lawmaker to step down amid allegations that he made sexual advances toward three teenage girls while working as a basketball coach thirty years ago.

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A long-time principal who is now a legislator says too many Tennessee students are blowing off mandatory college entrance exams and dragging down the average score for the state and districts.