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Mayor Littlefield upbeat on anti-gang bills’ chances

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield says he believes his anti-gang proposals are "moving in the right direction" at the state Capitol.

"I had a brief discussion with [Gov. Bill Haslam] about our additional gang legislation," Littlefield said last week. "I won't put words in his mouth, but he nodded at the right times, and I'm hopeful that our legislative delegation will help carry those through."

Littlefield and the mayors of Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis met with Haslam last week on several issues.

Chattanooga's chief executive said he didn't broach the costs of his two sweeping proposals, which mete out longer sentences for gang members committing crimes, but he said his proposals "are not incompatible" with Haslam's own anti-gang package.

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