Tennessee Senate passes bill allowing governor to force schools open

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 22, 2021 6:44 PM CT | Published: February 22, 2021 6:44 PM CT

School superintendents and local public health officials may lose some of their power under a bill that passed by a party-line vote in the Tennessee Senate Monday, Feb. 22.


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Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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