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Earlier this week, we aired a profile of incoming House Speaker Glen Casada. The position gives the Franklin Republican broad powers to shape the direction of the state legislature — on everything from what bills come up for votes to how lawmakers investigate and police misconduct.

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A biblical concept is the inspiration behind a rule change in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

The new policy, proposed by state Rep. Mathew Hill, R-Jonesborough, requires lawmakers to get a second signature when filing an ethical complaint.

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The Tennessee House of Representatives officially elected Glen Casada, of Franklin, as speaker.

With his parents and loved ones in the House chamber, Casada called on Democrats and Republicans to work in a bipartisan way throughout the new legislative session. 

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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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The new legislative session begins on Jan. 8, and the Tennessee House of Representatives will choose its top leader.

Glen Casada of Franklin was picked by the GOP Caucus as its nominee. And, because there’s a Republican supermajority, he’s expected to easily win the position.

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For the first time in 30 years, Tennessee will start a legislative session without Republican Rep. Beth Harwell.

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Tennessee House Republicans selected Glen Casada today as their nominee for speaker.

The Williamson County representative pledged he will be involved in recruiting and fundraising for House Republicans — tasks he’s well known for.

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Tennessee lawmakers are pointing fingers at one another over the failure of a resolution condemning white nationalists and neo-Nazis, after a House panel defeated the measure earlier this week.

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Tennessee’s Speaker of the House Beth Harwell announced this weekend that she is running for governor, widening the field and immediately setting off jockeying to succeed her.

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Republicans in the state House of Representatives have selected their next group of leaders, but the vote had some added drama, as one top lawmaker addressed rumors of infidelity.

GOP lawmakers elevated Franklin Republican Glen Casada to Majority Leader in a meeting Thursday afternoon at the Nashville City Club. The vote will make Casada the second-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives after helping to build the GOP's 49-seat lead in that chamber.