Casada says ‘nothing secret’ about grant fund, but some not convinced

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 03, 2019 5:57 PM CT | Published: December 03, 2019 4:29 PM CT

Former House Speaker Glen Casada says he reached out to Gov. Bill Lee’s office to request creation of a $4 million rural grants fund that received wide support by the Legislature, noting there was “nothing secret” about the money. But some Republican leaders didn't know the grant fund existed, including state Rep. Ron Gant of Fayette County.


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Sam Stockard

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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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