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  • Municipal schools referendum bill approved by Senate, headed to Tennessee governor

    04/30/2012 8:14:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 4/30/12 | Richard Locker
    NASHVILLE – The state Senate gave final legislative approval this afternoon to a bill allowing the Memphis suburbs to hold referendums and school board elections this year on new municipal school districts, despite charges that the bill is “part of a growing trend…of apartheid in Shelby County.” The bill now goes to the governor for his signature, which is expected soon. The House approved the same measure Friday, which was the critical vote. The Senate, which had approved virtually the same language in the bill last week, followed suit today, approving the measure on a 22-9 vote that was largely...