Tennessee Takeover Settlement for Majority Black City | app

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After allegations that top Tennessee leaders exercised unfair control over the finances of a predominantly black city, the small town of Mason announced Wednesday that it had reached an agreement ending the threat of a takeover of its finances by the state.

The settlement marks a victory for city officials who had argued the state treated Mason’s majority black leaders differently than they did white administrators who are also struggling financially.

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