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What’s Left To Do Before Tennessee Lawmakers Adjourn

Tennessee legislators could adjourn for the year in the next week, but they have several big issues still ahead of them.
Stephen Jerkins
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WPLN
Tennessee legislators could adjourn for the year in the next week, but they have several big issues still ahead of them.

Hear the radio version of this story.

Tennessee lawmakers are starting to wind up business for the year, but there are still several big debates left to resolve.School security. Medical marijuana. And marriage laws, to name a few.

WPLN's EmilySinertalked to our statehouse reporter ChasSiskabout what’s at stake in those debates.

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Emily Siner is an enterprise reporter at WPLN. She has worked at the Los Angeles Times and NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., and her written work was recently published in Slices Of Life, an anthology of literary feature writing. Born and raised in the Chicago area, she is a graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Chas joined WPLN in 2015 after eight years with The Tennessean, including more than five years as the newspaper's statehouse reporter.Chas has also covered communities, politics and business in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. Chas grew up in South Carolina and attended Columbia University in New York, where he studied economics and journalism. Outside of work, he's a dedicated distance runner, having completed a dozen marathons