Lawmakers want more ‘checks and balances’ in state of emergency

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 01, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: June 01, 2020 4:00 AM CT

State Rep. Tom Leatherwood is pushing for a full review of Tennessee’s state of emergency law and executive order rules, while state Rep. G.A. Hardaway says a legislative oversight panel could be convened for the rest of a state of emergency.


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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

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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