Dialogue: New Directions in State Government

Jan 9, 2019

Credit capitol.tn.gov

Change came to Nashville in a big way last November. Later this month, we’ll have a new governor for the first time in nearly a decade. Many sitting state legislators retired, stepped down or found other jobs, opening up more than 30 slots in the House and Senate. Many of those elected, including Governor-elect Bill Lee, are first timers. The legislature opened on Tuesday, and Lee takes office on the 19th. So one of the biggest questions in the realm of Tennessee politics right now is, what’s next? We hope to provide some answers.

Host Brandon Hollingsworth is joined by:

Sergio Martinez-Beltran, state government reporter for Nashville Public Radio and host of The Tri-Star State, heard Mondays on WUOT.

Chris Bundgaard, who covers state government for Nexstar Media, a company that owns several Tennessee television stations, including Knoxville’s WATE, channel 6.

Marta Aldrich, Senior Statehouse Correspondent for the education reporting website Chalkbeat. She covers Tennessee K-12 education.