Tennessee Republicans toy with the idea of shunning more federal money

From HIV to education, Republicans have proposed rejecting federal dollars so they don’t have to deal with the requirements that come with them

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 20, 2023 6:23 AM CT | Published: February 20, 2023 4:00 AM CT

House Speaker Cameron Sexton and Gov. Bill Lee say they don’t want to deal with the requirements that accompany federal funding for education and HIV prevention and Tennessee is in the financial shape to replace it.


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Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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