Legislature approves $39.4B budget early Friday after day of talks

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 20, 2020 8:17 PM CT | Published: June 18, 2020 9:58 PM CT

The Tennessee Legislature broke an impasse Thursday night and was set to pass a $39.4 billion budget for fiscal 2021 dealing with a $1 billion shortfall caused by the COVID-19 crisis, wrapping up a short but chaotic session surrounded by protest.

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Tennessee General Assembly Bill Lee 2020-21 budget
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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