House to Hold Budget Hearings Before Session Starts

At the direction of new House Speaker Cameron Sexton, the House Finance, Ways & Means Committee will move its 2020-2021 budget hearings to a November-December schedule, away from the long practice of holding them during the regular session. Explaining the move, Sexton told the Daily Memphian this week that holding the hearings in February and March "logjam the committee system" but holding them before the session gives lawmakers a better understanding of the budget plan and frees them up to concentrate on legislation once the session starts.

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