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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 16, 2014

Gov. Bill Haslam today spoke to reporters about various bills he intends to support this legislative session. The Republican governor said he will support a school voucher bill similar to the one he proposed last year that once again will be limited to students from low-income families attending failing schools. He had the measure withdrawn when Senate Republicans sought to expand to a larger number of children. Knoxnews reports that Haslam also said he is proposing legislation to require a prescription for more than a 20-day supply of cold medicines that are used to make methamphatamine. The bill is meant to target the purchase of large amounts of medicines from a variety of stores, which is known as “smurfing.”