House Votes to Strip Memphis of $250,000 as Retribution for Statue Move - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 18, 2018
The Tennessee House yesterday voted to strip $250,000 from the next year’s budget that would have gone toward the city of Memphis’ bicentennial celebrations as a punishment for removing two Confederate statues last year, WPLN reports. Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, said that there had to be consequences for Memphis’ actions. “The law was very clear, and they got smart lawyers to figure out how to wiggle around the law,” McCormick said.