Lee maps challenge of ‘status quo’ in first State of West Tennessee address

By Updated: March 07, 2019 11:26 PM CT | Published: March 07, 2019 4:48 PM CT
<strong>Bill Lee speaks to media following his State of West Tennessee address at the University Center Ballroom on the University of Memphis campus Thursday, March 7, 2019. Lee explained he wants to invest more in education, mental health awareness and school safety.</strong> (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

Bill Lee speaks to media following his State of West Tennessee address at the University Center Ballroom on the University of Memphis campus Thursday, March 7, 2019. Lee explained he wants to invest more in education, mental health awareness and school safety. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's remarks at the University of Memphis Thursday went short on budget specifics for local projects and longer on his conservative philosophy for state government, but he stopped short of saying he would sign the "fetal heartbeat" abortion bill that cleared the state House earlier in the day.

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Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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