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Tennessee Session Roundup

For the first time since Reconstruction, Republicans held control of both legislative chambers.  However, the moment was fleeting.  At the start of this year's session, Republican Representative Kent Williams seized the Speakership from his GOP colleagues, who had a one seat majority, by teaming up with the House Democrats, who elected him Speaker.  The Tennessee Republican Party responded by banishing Speaker Williams from the Party, although he says he remains a Republican.