Lee, Akbari defend ‘child wellbeing’ proposal despite reversal

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 21, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: August 21, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (delivering his State of the State Address on Feb. 3) is defending a defunct proposal for &ldquo;child wellbeing checks&rdquo; at homes statewide, saying the proposals by a Child Wellbeing Task Force &ldquo;don&rsquo;t represent any sort of overreach, or shouldn&rsquo;t represent overreach.&rdquo;</strong> (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press file)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (delivering his State of the State Address on Feb. 3) is defending a defunct proposal for “child wellbeing checks” at homes statewide, saying the proposals by a Child Wellbeing Task Force “don’t represent any sort of overreach, or shouldn’t represent overreach.” (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press file)

Republican Gov. Bill Lee and Democratic state Sen. Raumesh Akbari are defending a defunct proposal by the Tennessee Department of Education for “child wellbeing checks” at homes statewide while some lawmakers call the program “overreach.”

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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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