House Speaker calls for cutting Shelby Health Department autonomy

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 30, 2020 6:49 PM CT | Published: September 30, 2020 3:05 PM CT

House Speaker Cameron Sexton will try to reduce the authority of the Shelby County Health Department and five others operating independently, but could run into opposition from others who believe urban areas need autonomy in situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cameron Sexton Lee Harris Raumesh Akbari Paul Rose Alisa Haushalter
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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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