Governmental Affairs Committee

The TBA Governmental Affairs Committee is involved in one of the core missions of the association – advocacy for the profession and for our system of justice.

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Services Pending for Former State Legislator

Former Tennessee legislator Kathryn Bowers died Wednesday at 72, the Commercial Appeal reports. Bowers was a Shelby County election commissioner in the 1970s and later chair of the Shelby County Democratic Party. She was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1995 and to the state Senate in 2005. Bowers had served just 15 days in the Senate before being caught up in the Tennessee Waltz corruption scandal.

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Haslam Chief of Staff Leaving Administration

Gov. Bill Haslam’s Chief of Staff Mark Cate is leaving to establish a "strategic consulting and management firm," according to an announcement from the governor's office. Haslam has not yet named a replacement; Cate will continue serving "through the summer," according to a news release. The Tennessean has more.

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