No Senate Honor for Michael Jackson

AP reports on the big vote:
Michael Jackson has joined Justin Timberlake in failing to meet the Tennessee Senate’s standards for an honoring resolution.
The resolution honoring the late pop superstar received only seven votes in favor and six against. Measures need at least 17 votes to pass the state’s upper chamber.
The Senate vote on the resolution sponsored by Democratic Sen. Beverly Marrero of Memphis came a week after the resolution passed the House with one vote to spare.
Lawmakers there noted that Jackson was once married to Lisa Marie Presley of Memphis, so he was Elvis’ son-in-law.
The Senate in 2007 declined to honor Timberlake, a Tennessee native from outside Memphis, because his lyrics were too racy.
The roll call vote is below.


REPUBLICANS VOTING NO
Mae Beavers, Mt.Juliet
Tim Burchett, Knoxville
Jack Johnson, Brentwood
Randy McNally, Oak Ridge
Bo Watson, Hixson
REPUBLICANS NOT VOTING
Diane Black, Gallatin
Dewayne Bunch, Cleveland
Rusty Crowe, Johnson City
Mike Faulk, Kingsport
Dolores Gresham, Somerville
Brian Kelsey, Germantown
Bill Ketron, Murfreesboro
Mark Norris, Collierville
Doug Overbey, Maryville
Speaker Ron Ramsey, Blountville
Jim Tracy, Shelbyville
Jamie Woodson, Knoxville
Ken Yager, Harriman
DEMOCRATS VOTING YES
Tim Barnes, Adams
Charlotte Burks, Monterey
Thelma Harper, Nashville
Joe Haynes, Goodlettsville
Jim Kyle, Memphis
Beverly Marrero, Memphis
Reginald Tate, Memphis
DEMOCRATS VOTING NO
Andy Berke, Chattanooga
DEMOCRATS NOT VOTING
Lowe Finney, Jackson
Douglas Henry, Nashville
Roy Herron, Dresden
Doug Jackson, Dickson
Eric Stewart, Belvidere
DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ABSENT
Ophelia Ford, Memphis
Steve Southerland, Morristown

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