Tennessee lawmakers feel the heat after voting for their own raises, capping unemployment
by Harriet Wallace
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{p}But according to Rep. Jason Hodges and other Democrats, this vote to pad their pockets comes after they just voted to cap the time people can receive unemployment. (FOX 17 News photo){/p}{p}{/p}

Wednesday, Tennessee lawmakers voted to give themselves a pay raise when they return next year for the annual general assembly.


“The big purpose of this bill was to ensure that we could – if a member were to fly – they could get the road mileage reimbursement to actually travel to Nashville,” said bill sponsor Rep. Mark Cochran, a Republican from Englewood.

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