Gov. Lee Calls for Special Legislative Session to Replace Casada

The Tennessee House of Representatives will vote on its next speaker Aug. 23, when Gov. Bill Lee is calling lawmakers to return to Nashville for a historic special legislative session, the Tennessean reports. Lee signed a proclamation making the call today, saying a special session to elect a new speaker was "in the best interest of our state." Current House Speaker Glen Casada, R-Franklin, will resign from his leadership position Aug. 2 — his 60th birthday — though his replacement likely will be determined in a July 24 House Republican Caucus meeting.
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