The Tennessee General Assembly is a hive of political activity even in a slow year. This has not been a slow year. The plans laid out by Governor Bill Lee in his State of State message in February were torn up and rewritten in March as COVID-19 closed businesses and schools and a sharp economic recession followed. Lawmakers felt safe enough to reconvene in June. That session was marked by disagreement, the race to finish a tight budget and a reckoning with race and its role in the halls of the Capitol building.
Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press and Nashville Public Radio's Sergio Martinez-Beltran join WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth to review the General Assembly in this most unusual year.