Murphy reported to the board about his recent trip to Washington, D.C., to visit lawmakers as part of the National School Board Association.
He said the stimulus package was a hot topic during the Feb. 1-4 visit, and at the time, $4 billion was earmarked for the Volunteer State.
Murphy said all Tennessee's Democratic legislators, except for Rep. Jim Cooper, supported the bill, while all of the Republicans opposed it.
When the 38 NSBA members from Tennessee asked those who opposed the legislation why, he said, "I've never seen so many people tap dance without music."
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
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