Now the Tennessee state legislature has retaliated by cutting $250,000 from an appropriation in retaliation: Alex Horton, Tennessee lawmakers punish Memphis for removing statue of Confederate and KKK leader Washington Post 04/18/2018.
The Young Turks reported on it in State Punishes City Over Racist Monuments 04/18/2018:
See also: Joel Ebert, Was the $250,000 for Memphis added so lawmakers could take it away? Debate swirls in the statehouse Tenneessean 04/20/2018
Chris Herrington, In punishing Memphis, state lawmakers embarrassed themselves Tennessean 04/18/2018
Tonyaa Weathersbee, Posturing to punish Memphis for removing statues was a page out of a plantation master's playbook Tennessean 04/18/2018