Amended Norris Bill Passes Senate Committee, Would Stand Referendum on Its Head
February 2, 2011 at 10:26PM
After the meeting adjourned, Berke put it this way: “The purpose of this amendment is to try to delay this thing for three years, then have the potential for separating out the county’s at the end of it anyway.”
State Representative G.A. Hardaway, who called the commission created by the bill a “joke,” had no trouble agreeing with that summation. For his part, SCS superintendent John Aitken, who was on hand for the vote, was relieved, counting the bill “a great victory for us.” Speaking for himself and, by proxy, for MCS superintendent Kriner Cash, with whom he had discussed the situation at length by telephone on the way up to Nashville Wednesday, Dr. Aitken said, “I appreciate the effort and the planning process.