Thursday, February 17, 2011

Haslam Unveils First Legislative Agenda

Gov. Bill Haslam unveiled his first legislative agenda today. Among its provisions, the proposal would limit damages in civil suits against businesses as part of an effort to attract more companies to Tennessee.

Under the plan, non-economic damages would be capped at $750,000. Tony Thompson, a lobbyist for the Tennessee Association for Justice, responded saying the group is not convinced that civil damages are a problem in Tennessee or are keeping businesses from moving into the state.