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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Sep 16, 2015

State Sen. Jack Johnson, R-Franklin, submitted a bill that would stop a Nashville charter amendment requiring contractors wanting to do business with the city to hire a certain number of local workers, WSMV reports. Nashville mayor-elect Megan Barry supported Amendement 3 that passed in the August election. “It is unfortunate that legislators outside of Davidson County feel the need to override the will of 58 percent of the voters in Nashville,” Barry said. “I would hope that lawmakers from across the state would support the concept of local control.”