New TNJ edition alert: Dueling special sessions

Gov. Bill Lee speaks at Ford’s announcement it will build an electric vehicle and battery plant at the Memphis Regional Megasite on Sept. 28, 2021. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

The new print edition of The Tenenssee Journal is out. Here’s what we delved into this week:

— Lee basks in Ford plaudits, lawmakers focus on masks and shots.
— Sports wagering panel to pick from two local, one out-of-state candidates for executive director.
— Lee details spending plan for other half of $3.7B in federal relief funds. Could the money help Nashville and Memphis land nonstop flights to Europe?
— Obituary: Former state Sen. Carl Moore, cofounder of Bristol Motor Speedway and foe of longtime Speaker John Wilder.

Also: Kelsey allegedly still under investigation, Lee wants BEP overhaul, and Tennessee’s blue plate special.

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