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Analysis: Special session displays growing rift among legislators

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 16, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: August 16, 2020 4:00 AM CT

While some Republicans shied away from the notion they were targeting protesters with legislation toughening penalties for rowdiness, Democrats said the GOP-controlled Legislature put a "knee on their neck" during the 111th General Assembly second extraordinary special session.

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Bill Lee Randy McNally John DeBerry Jeff Yarbro William Lamberth Raumesh Akbari Bo Mitchell Subscriber Only
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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