House Speaker threat against Nashville mayor similar to threat against Shelby County

By Updated: September 10, 2019 5:21 PM CT | Published: September 10, 2019 4:16 PM CT

Two days before Nashville's mayoral runoff election, new House Speaker Cameron Sexton has injected himself into local politics by criticizing Mayor David Briley over his recent actions related to immigration. Sexton's threat of withholding state money from the city is the same threat applied earlier this year to Shelby County by Tennessee’s lieutenant governor over immigration issues.

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Cameron Sexton David Briley John Cooper
Sam Stockard

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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