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Lee pushes re-entry programs amid reaction to violent crime

A two-day visit to Memphis by Gov. Bill Lee included signing a bill dropping state fees for expungements. The move comes against a backdrop of reaction to the weekend slaying of financial executive Glenn Cofield and a rise in homicides compared to this time last year.



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Now is the time to invest in early childhood

Local data from pre-K this year shows the effectiveness of high-quality early childhood programs. Eighty-five percent of the 7,800 children who attended finished the year "ready for kindergarten," and more likely to read on grade level in third grade. 

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