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Governor Fights GOP in the "Battle Over the Boards"

GOP Lawmakers set their sights on Governor Bill Haslam's power to make appointments to various state boards and commissions. Should legislators have more influence?

Some of the boards are relatively obscure. Others are often in the headlines, such as the State Board of Education and the State Textbook Commission. In this week's Capitol Hill Conversation, WPLN's Bradley George talks with reporter Andrea Zelinski about why legislators want more sway in picking people to fill the 3,500 appointments currently handled by the Governor. 

Reporting from the gates of Graceland to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Christopher has covered Memphis news, arts, culture and politics for more than 20 years in print and on the radio. He is currently WKNO's News Director and Senior Producer at the University of Memphis' Institute for Public Service Reporting. Join his conversations about the Memphis arts scene on the WKNO Culture Desk Facebook page.