State panel not expected to talk Confederate bust at TN Capitol at meeting

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee’s Capitol Commission has no plans to address a contentious bust of a former Confederate general and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan when it meets next week for the first time in a year.

The state panel will meet Dec. 18 to discuss a New Year’s Eve event. Gov. Bill Lee had told reporters in October that he expected the state panel to discuss the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust when he appointed two new members to the commission.

The bust has been on display inside the state Capitol for decades and sparked multiple protests and calls for its removal.

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