Tenn. House OKs expansion of business cash grants

March 29, 2012 • Business

Rep. Tim Wirgau sits at his desk in the House chamber in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, after the chamber passed his bill to expand the state’s cash grant program for economic development. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — House Republicans insist their vote Wednesday for a plan to expand a state economic development inventive program does not conflict with their mantra that government can’t create jobs.

The chamber voted 96-0 for the measure proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam and carried by Republican Rep. Tim Wirgau of Paris, who said the expanded cash grant program would help spur investment in economically distressed areas of the state.

“Let me make it very clear that we’re not Login to read more

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