Juneteenth won’t be a state holiday — for now — after bill stalls in General Assembly

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 22, 2022 4:10 PM CT | Published: February 22, 2022 2:03 PM CT

The bill would have upgraded June 19 from a day of special observance to an official state holiday, giving state government workers the day off.


Juneteenth Tennessee General Assembly Raumesh Abkari

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Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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