TN Politics: More About New Bills on Abortion, Cannabis, Charters

Apr 12, 2019

This week, we check in on the status of three issues facing lawmakers in the Tennessee General Assembly. Medical marijuana, though gaining some traction, still hasn't got the votes needed to move forward this year. 

A so-called "Heartbeat Bill," facing legal challenges in other states, has Tennessee legislators doubtful it will come to fruition. Others are backing a "trigger bill" which would ban abortion immediately if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

Finally, both the House and Senate have different ideas about school vouchers. 

Political analyst Otis Sanford joins us to break down the arguments in the legislature.