There it is, then. Too many bills.

“Hey, can I, can I tell you one thing? That’s three holding penalties on one football team in a quarter and a half. (Pauses) That ain’t funny.” — Bum Phillips, to a football official.

Jeff Woods reports that Gov. Bill Haslam thinks 2,200 bills in one legislative session is a tad too many.

To reporters after his speech, Haslam said he planned to “have a conversation” with legislative leaders about redundancy and wasting time.

“A lot of times there’s three or four bills filed about the same thing by the same party members. … As Republicans, we’re the party of smaller government. Let’s see if we can do that in terms of bill proposals.”

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