Lawmakers seek ‘checks and balances,’ look at governor’s emergency powers

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 23, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: August 23, 2020 4:00 AM CT

Gov. Bill Lee may have stayed within his boundaries during a state of emergency brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, but legislators still want more “checks and balances” and probably a bigger say in how orders are executed.

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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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