Memphis Confederate Monument Fight Draws In Lawmakers Across Tennessee

Feb 12, 2018
Originally published on February 11, 2018 10:03 am

The issue of Confederate monument removal has come back to the state legislature this year in the shape of several bills filed, mainly, by East Tennessee Republicans.

Their new proposals seem to be a direct response to the action taken by Memphis late last year. The city executed what they believe was a legal workaround to existing state law prohibiting monument removal.

In this week's edition of The Tri-Star State, Nashville Public Radio's Jason Moon Wilkins and statehouse reporter Chas Sisk look at what the new bills do and why some in the GOP want the issue to go away.

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