House leaders bank on funding argument to block refugee resettlement

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 31, 2020 3:07 PM CT | Published: January 31, 2020 1:52 PM CT

Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation to take away the governor’s authority to keep Tennessee in the federal refugee resettlement program by claiming he is illegally "obligating" state funds.

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Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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