Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fincher Speaks About Trading Legislative Votes

State representative Henry Fincher of Cookeville says he can't support a bill that would make it illegal for lawmakers to promise votes to each other. The bill, sponsored by Representative Bill Dunn, would make it illegal for any public servant to trade votes for special budgetary exemptions or fiscal benefits for his or her district. But Fincher says there's not necessarily anything wrong with that. A vote on the bill has been delayed for now.