Georgia Governor Vetoes Attempt to Re-examine Tennessee Boundary - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 15, 2019
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has vetoed an effort by the Georgia legislature to create a boundary line committee to assess the state's access to the Tennessee River, the Times Free Press reports. Georgia State Rep. Marc Morris argued Georgia should have access to the Tennessee River because in 1818 a surveyor drew the boundary between the states a mile farther south than Congress dictated, and the mistake cut off Georgia's access. However, Kemp said that the success of the committee was unlikely due to Tennessee and North Carolina being unlikely to come to the negotiation table, and he vetoed the resolution.