In this file photo, Rep. Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, speaks to her fellow House members after being sworn in as House Speaker on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
NASHVILLE — Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell today predicted that legislation affecting teachers’ ability to bargain collectively will pass with some modification.
“I think there will be a few changes to the bill,” the Nashville Republican told members of the Tennessee chapter of the National Federation of Small Business. “Ultimately, I think it will pass.”
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, speaking later, said “there will be a few more twists and turns before we get there,” referencing a final bill.
Meanwhile, Gov. Haslam’s legislation, which would toughen requirements for teacher tenure, comes up in the Senate Education Subcommittee on Wednesday.
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Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...