Is it a dinosaur? An esophagus? The shapes might spark the imagination, but Democrats are saying they represent a power grab.
The Tennessee House Redistricting Committee is meeting Wednesday to release Congressional District map proposals, and the change could cost Democrats a seat.
Tennessee lawmakers are back in Nashville for the 2022 legislative session, which kicks off Tuesday. WPLN’s Political Reporter Blaise Gainey spoke with House Speaker Cameron Sexton about what to expect.
The Tennessee General Assembly gathered Wednesday afternoon to begin their third extraordinary session this year. This time their focus is on COVID-19 — although one piece of legislation is likely to have impacts that stretch further than the global pandemic.
The comments come after House Republicans called for a special session to deal with mask mandates. But Sexton, who has spearheaded the effort, claims it’s not meant to override school boards requiring masks.
In a letter to Gov. Bill Lee, Cameron Sexton says, “There is a need to curtail the overreach by independent health boards and officials” and “protect all Tennesseans from misdirected mandates.” The request is signed by almost all House Republicans.