legislation http://wmot.org en Haslam Out of Step with GOP on "Living Wage" Issue http://wmot.org/post/haslam-out-step-gop-living-wage-issue <p>NASHVILLE,&nbsp;Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam says he wants to leave it up to local governments to decide whether to set their own wage requirements for contractors.</p><p>Haslam&#39;s stance puts him at odds with some fellow Republicans in the State General Assembly.</p><p>Two Republican legislators have announced plans to submit a measure that would ban higher wage requirements set by local governments and repeal those standards already enacted.</p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 18:26:19 +0000 AP/WMOT 5026 at http://wmot.org