The panel discusses the potential referendum for individual municipalities creating their own school districts.
Robert Cooper, the State Attorney General, issued an advisory opinion suggesting they May 10th referendums are potentially illegal, and the Shelby County Election commission, on a 5-0 vote, agreed – and lawsuits might be in the future to try to force the vote to go ahead. Also, the countywide schoolboard rejects the plan on transferring school properties for free, and the future plans for the downtown Redbirds stadium.
For a review of the top news stories of the week, you can tune in to Behind the Headlines Friday evenings at 6:30 on WKNO-TV 10.
Host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, and panel discuss this week's most important news stories. This week's panel includes Les Smith of Fox 13, Bill Dries from the Memphis Daily News, Amos Maki from the Commercial Appeal, and Jackson Baker from the Memphis Flyer.