New TNJ edition alert: Legislature’s popularity takes a hit, Lee looks elsewhere to fill Cabinet

A protest on the House floor on March 30, 2023, led to ouster proceedings against three Democratic lawmakers. From left are Gloria Johnson of Knoxville, Justin Jones of Nashville, and Justin Pearson of Memphis.

The latest print edition of The Tennessee Journal is out. Here is what’s in it:

— Legislature’s popularity hits the skids after tumultuous session.

— Lee looks outside of Tennessee to fill vacancies within his Cabinet.

— From the campaign trail: Ex-Rep. Timothy Hill angling for appointment to old House seat.

— Obituaries: Early lottery backer Alan Hubbard, official fruit sponsor Dennis Roach.

Also: Bill Frist says gun violence “much worse” than when he ran U.S. Senate, Joe Carr hates need for “significant” property tax hike in Rutherford County, billable barbeque in Memphis, and Marsha Blackburn hawks kitchen utensils.

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