Towns calls on governor to rescind signing of ‘tainted’ voucher bill

By , Daily Memphian Published: May 30, 2019 5:26 PM CT
<strong>Public education advocates rallied against an education savings account bill in Tennessee at the state Capitol in Nashville on April 22, 2019.&nbsp;State Rep. Joe Towns believes the governor should rescind the signing of the voucher bill into law and have it heard again by the Legislature in the wake of a racist and sexist texting scandal surrounding House Speaker Glen Casada, who pushed the bill through the House.&nbsp;</strong>(Jonathan Mattise/Associated Press file)

Public education advocates rallied against an education savings account bill in Tennessee at the state Capitol in Nashville on April 22, 2019. State Rep. Joe Towns believes the governor should rescind the signing of the voucher bill into law and have it heard again by the Legislature in the wake of a racist and sexist texting scandal surrounding House Speaker Glen Casada, who pushed the bill through the House. (Jonathan Mattise/Associated Press file)

Rep. Joe Towns believes the governor should rescind the signing of his voucher bill into law and have it heard again by the Legislature.

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Bill Lee Jim Coley Joe Towns Mark White
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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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