This is interesting. We previously speculated that TN House Majority Whip Jeremy Durham had to have something on the party leadership for them to leave him in his leadership position after instances of his criminal behavior and sexual harassment came to light. Now, Durham has resigned his leadership position but remains in the House even though Democrats have repeatedly called for his resignation. Now Mary Mancini goes there:

Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini today called for the resignations of Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell, Majority Leader Gerald McCormick and GOP Caucus Chairman Glen Casada,reports the Times-Free Press. She contends the leaders sought to shield Republican Majority Whip Jeremy Durham despite knowing of sexual harassment allegations against him.

Harwell, feeling the heat, is now calling for Durham to resign, apparently hoping that will divert attention from her involvement.

That and a bunch of other crazy TN legislative stuff at the Crockett Buzz:

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Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.