Shelby County Commission chairman will push to override Harris veto of U of M money

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 15, 2019 12:15 PM CT | Published: July 08, 2019 12:08 PM CT

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has vetoed a capital improvement budget allocation that gives the University of Memphis $1 million for the Michael Rose Natatorium until the lowest-paid workers are paid $15 an hour. Commission Chairman Van Turner says he will try to override the veto.

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Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore covers education, South Memphis and Whitehaven. A native of South Memphis, Linda has covered news in Memphis and Shelby County for more than 20 years and was formerly a reporter with The Commercial Appeal.


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