Proposed Election of AG Defeated in Senate

A proposed constitutional amendment to allow for the statewide election of the Attorney General was narrowly defeated in the Senate today. The measure needed 17 votes to proceed but only received 15, with several senators not voting. Sen. Mae Beavers, who was its main supporter, indicated she would continue to press the issue in future sessions. A competing proposal to allow the legislature to appoint the AG continues to press forward. Nashville Public Radio has more.