The Tennessee House has always operated with a top-down management style with the Speakers seemingly always loyal to their party’s Governor. As a result, rank-and-file Representatives can represent their constituents so long as their views don’t conflict with those of the Speaker or Governor.
But a few years ago, the “Little Guys” in the House fought the Speaker and Governor on Common Core and got some changes made. Now the same thing is happening on the Governor’s gas tax proposal. The “Little Guys” are protesting the way the proposal has been rammed through some House committees.
As citizens, we often feel like we don’t have much say in what happens, either. So, regardless of how our legislators decide to pay for our roads, it’s nice to see the “Little Guys” rise up and demand to be heard.
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