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The Governor and the Majority Leader

The Governor and the Majority Leader

State Senator Mark Norris, who, up to now, has been Bill Haslam’s main man in the Senate, could be a major obstacle on Medicaid expansion.
State Senator Mark Norris, who, up to now, has been Bill Haslam’s main man in the Senate, could be a major obstacle on Medicaid expansion.

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An important political career that ended in death last weekend in Washington, D.C., had its origins in Memphis. 
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The Governor and the Majority Leader

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Six Candidates Make Second Deadline for Consideration to Succeed Harris on Council

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The Wait is Over: Strickland Announces Candidacy for Mayor

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