TN Politics: Bills that Got Through -- Gambling, Vouchers, More

May 3, 2019

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This week, political analyst Otis Sanford looks at a few of the bills that became laws in Tennessee during this session of the General Assembly. 

Upwards of 5,000 students in Shelby and Davidson Counties will soon have some of their private school tuitions paid for by taxpayers. The school voucher program -- also known as "Education Savings Accounts" -- was roundly rebuffed by Democrats in the counties where the program will be implemented. But many Republicans statewide were also critical of vouchers. 

A second bill, signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Lee, would fine voter registration organizations that turn in too many incomplete or inaccurate registrations. Sanford says this could have an impact on voter registration drives.